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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #15 on: 10 January 2015, 07:38:31 AM »
Hi

Hope everyone is well? Am 18 weeks now and HBA1c is 5.7% so really pleased with myself. Feeling big now and beginning to remember what it was like last time! Needing to up my novo rapid a bit but not to the silly levels I had to last time but sure I only had to do that from about 32 weeks, how is everyone else doing? X

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #16 on: 10 January 2015, 03:07:25 PM »
That sounds like excellent news Newbie6.  Do please keep us updated.
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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #17 on: 12 January 2015, 04:28:28 PM »
Thanks everyone

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #18 on: 03 April 2015, 10:29:09 PM »
Hello again, well I'm nearly 31 weeks now and by some miracle have managed to maintain my hbA1c at between 5.5 and 5.8, most recent one was 5.5 which I'm really pleased with BUT at my scan there on Wednesday they told me baby has grown quickly in the past 2 weeks and I also have higher than normal amniotic fluid. I feel it's such a kick in the teeth when I have worked so hard to control my blood sugars! Can't understand why baby is suddenly getting so big or maybe the scan was wrong? Granted with my last pregnancy, which was also well controlled but prob not as good as this one I was told my DS would be big and he was 7.11 so who knows. Think I'm just stressing because of the high amniotic fluid too. Has anyone had experience of this?

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #19 on: 04 April 2015, 02:52:16 PM »
Sorry, not heard of high amniotic fluid before.  Unfortunately the preggie section seems to have turned into a bit of a ghost town these days!  I think once lots of peeps have had their babies they are too busy to look in.

I suspect that you might be stressing over nothing, I've heard lots of peeps saying their babies have been estimated as really big and then turned out not to be, like your DS.  I just wish the HCPs would think about their words before saying them!

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #20 on: 04 April 2015, 03:58:09 PM »
Yes, seems to me 9 out of 10 of 'our' mums have been told they are having giants and had the fear of God punt into them at about the 30 week scan, only to give birth a more or less full term to an under 7lb perfect little sweetie.

Apparently it can be a sign of your having twins - though it's always puzzled me why they would need more to float about in when the weight of both together is often less than that of one baby !  If you happen to have two 7lb ones of course, then I can see why!

Still - I hardly think these days, they wouldn't know about multiples by now.

Anyway, otherwise although it does seem to be a feature of diabetic pregnancies according to the NHS - many apparently have this for no particular reason.

Frankly - I don't think this scan gives you anything more to worry about than you had, before you had the scan IYSWIM.
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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #21 on: 04 April 2015, 10:16:25 PM »
Thanks for your replirs, appreciated x

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #22 on: 28 April 2015, 09:07:42 AM »
Hi Newbi. You've done incredibly well to get such low HBAs so consistently WELL DONE! The thing to  remember though is that the human body is very clever and non-diabetic women's blood sugars go lower during pregnancy to help; so a diabetic mother has virtually zero chance of having a baby that looked like it came from a non-diabetic mum, we simply can't match the cleverness of the body completely. However, diabetic mums can have incredibly healthy happy babies that aren't tainted too much with great control like yours! Remember the HBA is an AVERAGE and your peaks and troughs will have been greater than a non-diabetic even to achieve the same figure.

I had high levels of fluid but it didn't cause many problems, baby was regularly monitored and was happy. The only thing I'd warn is baby will have lots of fluid that in the weeks after birth just as you sweat yours out they'll loose theirs which will look like weight loss to an untrained eye (95% of midwives and health visitors). If your baby looks happy and healthy don't be worried about the pressure for regaining full birth weight.

To give a taster on size my 36 week scan predicted 8lb 2oz >97th centile, and he came out at 37 weeks 8lb 4oz 50th centile (brought out due to suspected placenta failing due to slower weight gain), and is now happily bobbing along the 25th centile. And every health professional always comments how healthy and happy he looks.

Good luck!
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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #23 on: 28 April 2015, 10:48:29 AM »
Thanks Gemsa, that is reassuring.

Weight is predicted as just under 6lbs now at 33 weeks, yikes! Am 34 weeks now and am being monitored weekly. Been told they will section me at 37 and have to get steroids at 36 weeks which is making me anxious as heard it rockets your sugars. Don't have much choice though so will just do as I'm told. Although they told me my last baby would be big ( didn't have the high fluid with him though) but he was born at 38+4 and was 7 11oz so guess they don't always get it right! x

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #24 on: 28 April 2015, 12:20:50 PM »
Oh, i forgot to say, high levels of fluid also bring a risk of cord prolapse - baby is floating higher than usual so when waters break it whooshes down and can get tangled in umbelical cord. So they like to keep an eye on it. But they've already got their eye on you as a diabetic so its not as big a problem as for normal people with high fluid levles whose waters may break anywhere at any time. And if you're having just a c-sec then that won't be a concern at all.

I had my best scores whilst on steroids!! Yes they rocket your bloods but if you're put on sliding scale you'll be adapting every hour to it and keeping on top of it. Only problem that comes with it is waking up for blood tests every hour. Boo.
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HBAs: Feb 2013 8.6%, Jan 2014 7.4%, June 2014 5.9%, Jan 2015 7.5%
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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #25 on: 28 April 2015, 01:36:55 PM »
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I had my best scores whilst on steroids!! Yes they rocket your bloods but if you're put on sliding scale you'll be adapting every hour to it and keeping on top of it. Only problem that comes with it is waking up for blood tests every hour. Boo.

Sounds like an ideal time to have a Freestyle Libre which can just be scanned by someone else without waking you.  https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/  I've got one but sadly I can't afford sensors full time.  It's been a massive help in sorting my basals out. 
Patti


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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #26 on: 28 April 2015, 03:01:50 PM »
The hospital shouldn't allow that as they need to have the audit trail on their ward machine. The diabetes team kept reminding me of that but often the midwives had mislaid the machine so I did use my own. But as they are administering the insulin/glucose via a drip rather than you doing it they need the record of what your bloods were and therefore why they chose that dose.

But yes, in theory a great tool. Just about to order mine - presumably low in stock as theres  no starter pack and sensors limited to two per order?
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HBAs: Feb 2013 8.6%, Jan 2014 7.4%, June 2014 5.9%, Jan 2015 7.5%
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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #27 on: 28 April 2015, 03:41:59 PM »
The hospital shouldn't allow that as they need to have the audit trail on their ward machine. The diabetes team kept reminding me of that but often the midwives had mislaid the machine so I did use my own. But as they are administering the insulin/glucose via a drip rather than you doing it they need the record of what your bloods were and therefore why they chose that dose.
Makes sense, I didn't think of that.

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But yes, in theory a great tool. Just about to order mine - presumably low in stock as theres  no starter pack and sensors limited to two per order?
Did you register interest and have you had an email telling you that you can order within a week?  Otherwise you can't order. 
Patti


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Re: Back for number 2 (hopfully!)
« Reply #28 on: 28 April 2015, 09:23:50 PM »
Thanks both. I've got the freestyle libre as registered my interest in it but haven't used it yet as wanted to use it once baby here as last time I had dreadful hypos post baby and conscious I probably won't be able to afford to use it long term.

My consultant has told me I can go home after the steroids rather than admitting me as she knows how well controlled I am but am beginning to think I should maybe just stay in? What do you reckon? Is it true you need to double your insulin as I feel I've already increased my insulin loads in this third trimester?

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Re: Back for number 2 (hopefully!)
« Reply #29 on: 29 April 2015, 09:41:11 PM »
Newbie

Sorry I was asking Gemsa if she had the LIbre.  Yes of course it will help you, but you will be totally shocked at your levels which won't necessarily be typical right after birth.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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