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T1 diabetes - bumps, births, babies & beyond!

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RueDeWakening Wed 03-Jul-13 13:38:44

New thread, form an orderly queue here please >>>


SpottyTeacakes Wed 03-Jul-13 13:53:50

<barges in>.....wanders off to be sick

BonaDea Wed 03-Jul-13 14:14:36

Afternoon ladies. Just, y'know, marking my place.

Hopingforno2 Wed 03-Jul-13 14:37:19

Oh thank goodness someone knows how to start and ljnk a new thread lol

rue sounds fairly complicated if I get one(obv not sure yet) will need help from all u ladies smile

dieciocho Wed 03-Jul-13 14:50:33

Oh spotty you poor thing.

Wow, rue I hadn't realised that pumps could be set differently - amazing. 1st pump appt. now in 10 days time.

Hopingforno2 Wed 03-Jul-13 17:20:52

Oh thank goodness someone knows how to start and ljnk a new thread lol

rue sounds fairly complicated if I get one(obv not sure yet) will need help from all u ladies smile

hellbunny1 Wed 03-Jul-13 17:57:10

Hi again ladies sorry been abit AWOL smile not alot happening this end, 30 weeks and i have my next scan in 2 weeks. Bloods aren't great through the highs aren't prolonged so thats something, i'm still testing 2 hourly and feel abit guilty for that but i can't physically/mentally do one hour readings less than 7, i end up hypo 3x a day.
Baby was measuring just under 50th centile, head quite big but tummy normal, so in terms of sugars i think he is ok, my bump is measuring 1cm behind, with my eldest i measured 4cm ahead and with my second baby i measured 2cm behind, so somewhere in between i think wink

fasting bloods are between 6.5-7.5, best i can do with the dawn phenomenon, i've been told by them to eat jam on toast before bed even if my levels go to 12-14.. errrr no! I'd rather go to bed on a 7 and wake on a 7, rather than go to bed on a 14 and wake with a 4!! What does everyone else think? Seems too dangerous if my basal is bringing me down by 10mmol! lol. So i just said "ok" and have continued with what i'm doing. Their obsession with a fasting blood sugar in the 4's is beyond me, its too risky yet they don't get it.


Hopingforno2 Wed 03-Jul-13 21:09:48

hellbunny have to say while pregnant I was given a 4-6 target range but not despite doing it for my self wasnt encouraged to test between meals alot and then at 2 hours not one (thats how the diary I was given was set out) and yes they did encourage me to have a supper in case I was dipping then rebounding during the night.

Soo the 1:1 ratio worked for breakfast was 3.0 for breakfast then 4.9 for lunch but had 2 jelly babied for the 3 and took 5u for breakfast tho it was 52g so ok, im not 1:1 for lunch though as I tose to 9.3 by dinner so had to add a correction to dinner insulin would you guys try a 2:1 then for lunch? Or 3:1?

Hopingforno2 Wed 03-Jul-13 21:12:01

wow typos lol sorry new phone

Anothermrssmith Wed 03-Jul-13 21:47:50

Hi ladies. Glad to report all going well so far for me, the highest reading I've had over the last few weeks has been 10 something which is pretty good going for me and my hypos that I had been having during the night seemed to have settled now I have my Basel dose about right (still in the low 4's but if I lower it any more it's a bit on the high side for my liking)

I was warned I might loose the ability to recognise a hypo and it seems to be happening already and I'm not even 12 weeks yet. I tested before dinner and it was 2.4, I felt absolutely fine. It's happened before and I would just run my sugars high for a month or so and everything would be fine but don't want to do that for obvious reasons, anyone have any suggestions? I religiously check my levels before driving and always have lucozade in my bag but my worst nightmare is being told not to drive until the babys born.

BonaDea Wed 03-Jul-13 22:06:14

Hell bunny - saying 'ok' and getting on with what you're doing is the only way sometimes! The theory vs the practice of what they expect can be very different at times.

BonaDea Wed 03-Jul-13 22:08:27

Mrs smith - I didn't lose any hypo awareness when pg so don't worry just yet. Just do regular tests maybe one and then two hours after meals to figure out what is happening.

hellbunny1 Wed 03-Jul-13 23:02:54

Thanks xxx
I just found it odd she told me to have jam on toast lol, shes lovely though so i won't criticise her too much, shame the rest of them aren't as nice, but i often think unless they have this they won't know what its like with the constant changes during pregnancy, you can have everything going well then all of a sudden bam more resistance and everything goes mad again.
I'm 31 weeks friday and i'm guessing bubs has had a growth spurt, i was on 10 units for 2x toast with cheese or similar(keeping my 1hour reading around 8.5, 2 hour reading was around 5) and i've been upping it, today 16 units and still 10-11 two hours after, i've been waiting 30 minutes too which is abit hard timing wise looking after my little ones, but its made rock all difference lol. I'm going to try going out for a walk in the morning first before breakfast then coming back/inject/eat to see if the walk makes me more sensitive to insulin or something, its all trial and error, fingers crossed!

Hoping i would increase to 2:1 and you can always change it again, as you don't want to increase too much then have a bad hypo, i'm not ratio'ing atm just picking similar meals and having a set amount so my advice might not be spot on lol, hope it works though!

Mrssmith my awareness is ok for now but in early stages it did go abit and also with my last baby too, just keep testing as much as possible, i over test for this reason, with me being late on now i'm constantly hot/shaky/weak so often feel hypo yet i'm not, so abit the opposite now.

SpottyTeacakes Thu 04-Jul-13 06:43:53

My nurse said they're not sure why people lose hypo awareness but it could be because your control is much tighter which would make sense

hellbunny1 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:50:22

I think thats about right, my levels were pretty non diabetic in my last pregnancy, my 1hour readings were always less than 7 and i think i had one reading of 10mmol, but it was so dangerous, i remember getting out of the shower and thinking "oh its been a hour i'l just check now" and it was 1.8, i hadn't a clue! My levels haven't been so good this time but i tend to know now when i'm in the 3's so thats the good side of it, i feel abit guilty on our baby though but with me having 2 young little ones i was finding it impossible to look after them for fear a reading of 6 would be a 2.6 in ten minutes, sorry thats abit of a ramble x

dieciocho Thu 04-Jul-13 09:46:46

hell bunny, I was told not to go bed below 10mmol to avoid morning lows. Sometimes it worked sometimes it didn't!

My hypo awareness is rubbish and has been for oooh, 5 years maybe. blush

Hopingforno2 Thu 04-Jul-13 10:56:44

Have to say my hypo awarness isnt what it used to be and I was supposed to run 8-10 for a month or so but havent as yet as im worried about my eyes.

BonaDea Fri 05-Jul-13 01:51:00

Urgh. 1.45 hypo. 2.6. One of those where I can't remember what treats a hypo and so have just stuffed face (loads of grapes, glass of milk and chocolate). Ffs.

dieciocho Fri 05-Jul-13 18:21:11

Urgh, bona, I know that feeling.
I had a 1.8 at work this morning and ate my whole packed lunch! It was 09:30 blush

hellbunny1 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:37:46

this heat is making me feel hypo but I'm not blush woke up last night feeling so dizzy, bit levels were normal! hope everyone is ok and their bumps/babies too x

dieciocho Sun 07-Jul-13 20:46:40

My poor baby is so hot and sticky, breastfeeding is miserable for her sad
6 months today - how the hell did that happen shock?

I had an ice-cream after lunch (with no insulin) and still my sugars stayed below 7mmol! Crazy.

RueDeWakening Sun 07-Jul-13 23:37:47

I'm too HOT! And so is M. He's done nothing but snack all day, not fed for longer than 5 minutes at a time so I've got about nothing done. Hope the rest of you are managing better!

I saw this article linked on another thread, seems interesting - insulin and breast milk production though it's not clear whether it impacts T1s I would assume it does?

BonaDea Mon 08-Jul-13 03:39:31

Yes the heat is tricky tho I'm not putting in any official complaints as I love it really!!

T has definitely been feeding more which I assume is thirst and I've noticed his poo seems more watery. Assume I'm just producing more liquid in my milk to keep him hydrated? I've been putting him to bed in a v thin muslin sleeping bag with just a nappy! Tonight we've moved bedroom to the loft where I've been able to create a through-draft and it is so much cooler!

Bg levels totally screwy tho.

Diec, can't believe V is 6 months. Seems unbelievable!!

SpottyTeacakes Mon 08-Jul-13 06:56:59

Ds has slept through the past three nights shock

I'm having awful supply issues and boob refusal at night though. He's been getting up on all fours and rocking!

Wow diec six months! Have you started weaning?

SpottyTeacakes Mon 08-Jul-13 10:51:20

Who's got mysugr report app then?

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