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Offline sarah_loo

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to try?
« on: 19 September 2014, 09:54:52 PM »
So this month,  i thought i was pregnant,  tested today and negative. Im disappointed to say the least and my fiance was very verbal about being disappointed,  so now he wants us to try asap! This is the news i been waiting to hear since my second miscarriage in december. But i know my levels havent been great. I dont know what my hba1c is but i have a big feeling its higher than my last (7.4 in april) what do i do? I have no one to talk to, no friends to confide in. Im stuck, and my head is all over right now

do i stop my pill? Do i get my hba1c done? Test test test?

being a waitress its hard to keep my levels steady, always on my feet, up and down stairs, but i started my manager on duty training this week,so ill be able to test and control more

HELP!!!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: to try?
« Reply #1 on: 19 September 2014, 10:42:50 PM »
Don't you have a wedding planned?  How about making it your goal to get in control and numbers down for that with the idea of trying "really hard" on honeymoon? LOL!


Meantime how about you share some food diary/results on here and see if we can help?
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Offline nytquill17

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Re: to try?
« Reply #2 on: 20 September 2014, 02:48:32 AM »
I think, don't make any decisions right now while you're still all caught up in the emotions and momentum of "maybe I am, oh no, I'm not." Let those feelings settle a bit and then see how you feel about it.

Also, and I'm really the last person who should be saying this given my typical levels of control, but I think it would really be better to try and get an A1c at least in the 6s before trying. I understand that the feeling of wanting a baby is extremely strong and overpowering, but I think this is a case where your head really has to win out over your heart. I know it's hard with work and everything too.  Again, I'm the last person who should be saying this, because I know this but don't actually do it: I find that the times when I want to say it's impossible to control my blood sugar so why bother, are exactly the times I need to do more. I tend to test less often when life is crazy because it feels like I don't have time or there's nothing I can do because things are crazy. But in reality I should test and adjust MORE in times like that and I would have a finer control over things.

Like I said, my own control is usually not very good and could probably be better if I put the time into it, but I often feel I don't have the time. On the other hand when I decide I don't have the time, that's a decision I'm making that basically only affects me. I think with a baby on board, or just in mind, it becomes easier to do stuff that you wouldn't otherwise do, because you feel responsible for another being and it's not just your own body at stake. Think of waiting to get your A1c lower as already starting to love your baby before it even exists :) 

I like Patti's idea of giving yourself til the wedding! Not because I'm particularly traditional or anything but I think it makes a nice sort of "deadline," not too far off so it doesn't seem like you're postponing it indefinitely, but far enough that you can start thinking of your BGs in terms of "baby planning" and be ready! Think how much better you'll feel about things knowing you gave your baby the best start you could manage :)
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Re: to try?
« Reply #3 on: 20 September 2014, 08:15:26 AM »
when i joined this forum just over 3 years ago i was having a particularly rough time and everyone on here was a tremendous support to help me get things into perspective and back to a happy place


I am sure I ( along with everyone else ) will be pleased to help in any way we can -- perhaps we could meet up in the forum chat room - i found that particularly useful - just name a day and time and i will be there  :)


 
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Re: to try?
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2014, 09:16:16 AM »
Here's my thoughts (I'm only a bloke tho')
You've got the stress of planning a wedding, You've got the stress of your manager training, you've got the worry of getting your HbA1c low enough, and now you're worrying about getting pregnant!
When you want to eat an elephant, take it one bite at a time!
Your "time constraint" stresses are organizing the wedding and getting the managing training "in the bag" so sort them out first.
Meanwhile work on trying to get your BGs/Hba1c down.
As for getting preggers, relax, enjoy yourself, It's not a race, and will probably happen more easily as you stop stressing.
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Offline Venomous

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Re: to try?
« Reply #5 on: 20 September 2014, 07:55:17 PM »
Hi Sarah, take your folic acid and vitamin D whether you try or not, that way if it happens you'll have no need to worry about those things at least. When you get pregnant again you'll want to keep your blood glucose levels permanently under 7.5 max so get into that rhythmn now and next time you get your hba1c it should be under 7 anyway hopefully :)
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Offline sarah_loo

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Re: to try?
« Reply #6 on: 22 September 2014, 12:39:18 PM »
Thanks so much for the input. My head is still all over and I don't know what to do. However I have emailed my dsn and told her I want an appointment with her to discuss a few things. And I have a form at home to get my hba1c done, just need to go to the hospital and get it all done. And I'll be ringing my dr this week and asking for Folic acid regardless of what I decide.

In regards of the wedding, everything is pretty much sorted so I have a stress free life. And my job is pretty laid back too so I don't have the worry there. It's just busy busy busy. However, the last week or so my levels have been utterly perfect. Waking up between 4.2 and 6.5 going to bed no more than 9.0. I can't complain. It's just the last 3 months will have an affect and it's making my head all confuzzled
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: to try?
« Reply #7 on: 22 September 2014, 02:32:39 PM »
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In regards of the wedding, everything is pretty much sorted so I have a stress free life. And my job is pretty laid back too so I don't have the worry there.
Well when I mentioned the wedding I wasn't so much thinking of the stress, as you fitting into your dress!  When is the wedding?
 
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However, the last week or so my levels have been utterly perfect. Waking up between 4.2 and 6.5 going to bed no more than 9.0. I can't complain. It's just the last 3 months will have an affect and it's making my head all confuzzled
Those numbers sound very positive.  Since BGs have settled perhaps you should get another Hba1c done after they've been steady a while longer?
Patti


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Offline sarah_loo

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Re: to try?
« Reply #8 on: 22 September 2014, 09:52:02 PM »
The wedding is July 23rd. Fitting into my dress isn't a big priority as I got one too big and it needs altering anyway. My levels have been super good. I have two spare blood forms so I might go get one done tomoro before I start work. I need to know how much hard work I have. Although, I haven't taken my pill since Thursday (oops)
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Offline feejee

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Re: to try?
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2014, 08:53:00 AM »
The antenatal team suggest you have an HbA1c close to 6.0% before conceiving to give the best possible chance of a problem-free pregnancy and the fetus developing normally in first 12 weeks (and later half of pregnancy in the size of the baby).  As Venomous said, you'll need to keep you bg less than 7.5 (as much as humanly possible) for the entire 9 months so it would be really good if you got into a similar pattern now as you prepare.     

Its a really exciting time thinking about having a baby, but it can be quite stressful too with diabetes and does require a lot of serious thought.  Speak to your diabetic nurse and see what she suggests.  Keep up the good work with your numbers at the moment, and get that folic acid ordered.     

   

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Re: to try?
« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2014, 09:47:03 AM »
Sarah, I think you are only setting yourself up for more disappointment if you start trying before you are back on the level diabetes-wise, I'd hate for you to have to go through such a traumatic experience again and even if you do fall pregnant you would be putting yourself and your baby at huge risk.

You really need to be taking the folic acid for at least 3 months before conceiving and you need to have consistent HBA1cs in the 6s rather than just 1.

Do the right thing for yourself and your family and take the time to do it right this time


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Offline Venomous

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Re: to try?
« Reply #11 on: 23 September 2014, 04:43:16 PM »
I would take the folic acid for a good three months before trying too Sarah, so that when you are during the early stages of pregnancy you won't be as anxious about the baby as you would be if you hadn't taken it, as you'll know there's a good foundation been set and nice conditions for baby to grow in.
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Offline sarah_loo

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Re: to try?
« Reply #12 on: 25 September 2014, 02:44:02 PM »
I went to drs yesterday and got my Folic acid. We have decided to stop my pill (so it comes out my system) and to use condoms in the mean time. Guna start trying at Xmas so it gives me chance to get the Folic acid in my system, the pill out my system and for my awesome blood sugars to stay stable. The past two weeks I've not had a reading over 10, which was down to a miscalculation. Next year we are baby making :-) yikes
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: to try?
« Reply #13 on: 25 September 2014, 04:00:33 PM »
Better be prepared to let that wedding dress out hey?  Good luck.
Patti


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Offline Dollyrocker

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Re: to try?
« Reply #14 on: 25 September 2014, 05:12:33 PM »
That sounds like a good plan Sarah, be safe x


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