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Type 1 diabetic mums & mums to be damn that dawn phenomenon!

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New thread ladies smile

dieciocho Wed 26-Jun-13 07:14:58

bona I have exactly the same situation now that V sleeps for 8hrs. Dawn p. readings are horrid some mornings and I can't see a pattern angry

Ouchy boobs spotty, not looking forward to that.

BonaDea Wed 26-Jun-13 14:23:45

Today I have combatted high bgs with a low carb lunch of pasta and chocolate. Um...blush

dieciocho Thu 27-Jun-13 10:50:14

Oops bona!
I sat in the park and ate sandwiches and drank juice, injected 3u, but still ended up at 3.4 afterwards! It was the heat and my crazy lunch ratios.
Going to a wedding this weekend - wraparound dress spotty - so am expecting ridiculous bgs.

Gingerbreadpixie Thu 27-Jun-13 11:28:57

Hi just checking in with everyone.

Lol Bona!

Hopingfor, how are your night readings now? Do you need to hike up the night levemir??

I'm feeling a bit ranty. My hba1c for 3rd trimester (I'm 31 weeks) came back 6.2. My previous tri's were 5.8 and 5.6. I saw a "stand-in" diabetic consultant recently (ie not my regular) and he had a moan at me for a couple of 9 readings! Said "the targets are under 7 an hour after meals blah blah blah" as though he was reading from a text book like I was some kind of idiot that was just receiving this info for the first time! I waited over an hour to see him too. Waste of time and twice in the last week ive come out of he hospital in tears. Hope I don't see him again!

I'm shock at how shit your consultants/doctors/nurses/mw etc are. I've never had a 'telling off' only ever encouragement and my readings have never been perfect.

Try not to worry, it sounds to me like you are doing great. Not long to go now!

Gingerbreadpixie Thu 27-Jun-13 11:54:43

Thanks spotty. My usual DSNs and consultant are usually wonderful. In fact my nurse will quite happily respond to an email on a weekend/late evening if I have a question. But this guy was awful and made me feel like crap!

Hopingforno2 Thu 27-Jun-13 15:12:47

ginger what a twat he sounds like! I was never actually encouraged to test post meal I did it off my own back. My night readings had been not bad for a good few days but last cpl nights have been crappy having to correct 11s at 4am then its ok by breakfast. I honestly cant remember the last time I had a day where I dont have at least one high and one low confusedmy levemir is up morning and night will wait another night or so before I up it again tho. Wish my clinic appt would hurry up

Gingerbreadpixie Thu 27-Jun-13 15:43:11

Hang in there hopingfor! Did you have similar with your insulin after your first baby? Or is it just with this little munchkin?

BonaDea Fri 28-Jun-13 04:41:17

Ginger. How annoying. I would love to let these people try it for a week, especially when pregnant, and see how easy they find it. Idiot! Consultants like that are why people start 'massaging' the results in their little books!! I cannot stand being patronised - makes me seethe. Incidentally, 6.2 is a great third trimester hba1c, you are obv doing a great job. smile

I've been having lots of weird afternoon lows. Yesterday had a sandwich for lunch with no insulin and was still low two hours later. Think it is the heat but will also need to drop the daytime levemir down.

Morning readings not quite so catastrophic but still not great. Working on them...

I haven't fed ds since 6:45 last night shock quick 2/3 minute settle and one and four....but I can't get back to sleep!

Wow Bona maybe you need to have a mid afternoon snack I think the warmish weather is set to continue

My novopen has just jammed. What version has everyone got? The echo looks good can I get it on prescription? I used to get them from the diabetes centre but I don't seem to go there anymore confused

BonaDea Fri 28-Jun-13 16:17:27

Think I'm on the novopen 4 but don't quote me. I get mine from dsns when I see them but am positive you can ask your GP to prescribe them.

Have you seen the echo one? It remembers if you've done your injection/what dose or something...

dieciocho Fri 28-Jun-13 17:23:31

Ditto the pm lows bona, good excuse for tea and cake though!

Was told a few years back by GP receptionist that I would have to buy my own pen when I went in with a broken one wtf. Have only been given them by hospital clinics since then.

dieciocho Fri 28-Jun-13 17:24:37

Oh, Novopen 3, well ancient.

Hopingforno2 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:56:42

ginger not really is worse this time but then myb im just more aware this time due to my eyes and didnt do the suggested running a little higher after delivery to get back hypo awarenesssad

im still a novopen tho no idea what one it is, will look up the echo

BonaDea Sat 29-Jun-13 03:51:44

Diec - that's shocking. In my opinion GP receptionists are the devils minions. Far too many of them forget they're not actually the medical professionals and that they just answer the bloody phones!

Spotty,I've always fancied a memory pen to help me keep track. One of the other brands have been doing one for years. But is it heavy?

I think I've still got an original Novopen (version 1) knocking around somewhere grin I loved it, didn't get on with the more recent ones where you dial up the dose before you start at all. But it was clunky, minimum of 2u dose then up in 1u increments so not exactly fine tuned!

Hopingforno2 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:09:53

Aagh so p****d off tonight had a late lunch so didnt fancy dinner was 9.6 so took 5u as it seems at night I need quite alot 1u to reduce by 1 but ut hasnt worked as at 9.30 I was 17.9!!!wtaf im also reg either high or low abd getting a fair few 7-8 readings how long after delivery should I ecoevt things to be this crappy? After my ds I admit I wasn't being careful(had other issues) ferl ad tho all I do is test and correct

dieciocho Sun 30-Jun-13 17:43:01

I know hoping, my diabetes is still being weird. My ratios are all over the place. I have noidea when things will go back to normal, or if they ever will.

Hopingforno2 Sun 30-Jun-13 19:34:58

Aw diec its a complete nightmare!im so so paranoid about my eyes I must be going through a box of 50 strips in a week or less as I cant settle not knowing if I think I may be high/low nothing said to me yet right enough about using too many. Think im going to have to phone the hospital direct as still no sign of any diabetes related appts and ellie is 12 weeks old or is this the norm?

dieciocho Mon 01-Jul-13 10:55:48

Not sure about appts. hoping because I transferred hospitals after V was born. I went t my 1st post baby appt. when she was about 10 wks old.

Hopingforno2 Mon 01-Jul-13 11:13:25

Well I called the hosp this morning im on a waiting list for appt hmm since 24th june but can take 12 weeks!!! So im now waiting on one of the dsn there to get me an appt at one of their clinics just hope I don't end up with the old fashioned matron style one who you would think hadnt heard about dafne the way she goes on

Hopingforno2 Mon 01-Jul-13 13:56:00

Double f**k was 10 when I had breakfast this morning(later than usual) so had an extra cpl of units been entertaining ds and looking after ellie all morning just went to eat 14.5???!!! What am I doing wrong? Feeling really down about it now ketones also at 1.3 so must be high all morning sad I could cry

dieciocho Tue 02-Jul-13 08:27:13

What did you eat for breakfast hoping? Have you worked out your ratios for each time of day/each meal time?

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