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Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 17:49:01

Hi, my hubby and I are trying to start a family. I am a diabetic and have been for 17 years, I'd like to chat with anyone with diabetes to share the experiences.

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:06:37

the lovely hoxtonchick does, if she's around but i think she only has to inject insulin during pg iykwim

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:09:37

In a way, that must be even harder, at least I have learned to live with it from an early age, must be heaps easier for me.

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:12:34

Thanks for the reply Bundle. I am as yet babyless but I'm on day 8 of being late. This morning I'm having slight bleeding, pregnancy test said neg. could it still be possible that I'm pg? or would it have been detected by the test by now?

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:12:53

she seems to handle it ok and has armed herself with heaps of knowledge about it. she has to inject when she's bf too, but is keen to do so for as long as poss this time (2nd pg)

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:15:21

sorry, not very good at this, got the 'if you know what i mean' thing but whats bf?

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:16:53

sorry! breastfeeding

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:17:53

i think the tests these days are pretty accurate - what kind was it? and how long have you been ttc (trying to conceive)?

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:18:54

oh, ok thanks. I see. she will probably have to do alot less insulin when bf though.

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:20:58

This is only the second month. usually like clockwork and this bleed is nothing like my normal period. Test said no 7 days after period was due though so I guess we'll just keep trying.

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:22:08

It was first response so i guess it would have picked up on it if pg by now

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:22:22

weird. haven't experienced that myself. we conceived 3rd month first time, then first month 2nd time but were incredibly lucky as it's completely "normal" to try for anything up to a year.

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:24:59

I guess. just strange for me I guess. Hope it doesn't take that long but knowing my luck!

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:25:27

just enjoy the trying

kama Fri 25-Mar-05 18:26:35

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Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:27:00

lol! sure will. are you trying for more, having another or happy with 2?

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:28:48

I was diagnosed when I was 7. Going to the loo alot, drinking gallons, and really moody. Parents took me to the docs when I started loosing loads of weight and hey presto!

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:32:10

jimbob i'd love another but i'm 40 v soon and money is pretty tight (we'd like to move out of our flat into a house but the prices are v high where we live in london)..and don't want to push my luck now i have 2 beautiful daughters!

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:34:17

Ah. That's fantastic. nice number too. how much is it in london for an average family house?

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:36:57

the houses in our street (which are pretty big) are around £650k, but you can get "cottagey" type ones for 450ish. gulp. (we'll probably end up moving further out but dd1 has just started school and i'm not moving her until i've found the right house/school/transport for us all)

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:39:45

oh my god! mine was only 85,000 for 3 bed, guess londons out for us then!

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:40:49

i know
i think i've overdramatised it a bit, you can get houses for 250k+ in some places but we really like and feel pretty settled here. it only takes me 1/2 hr to get to work. where are you?

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:42:35

Staffordshire, not too far from Alton Towers if you know where that is, Little town called Cheadle.

bundle Fri 25-Mar-05 18:44:25

oh yes. my parents live not far away - nr St Helens. trouble is both me and dh can't really work outside of london, so we just have to put up with it.

Jimbob80 Fri 25-Mar-05 18:45:44

what do you do?

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