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Offline Leanneg86

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6 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.
« on: 13 May 2015, 01:05:11 AM »
Hi all. I'm type 1 for 25 years been on an insulin pump 6 years. Had a son Who is now 3 years and we are pregnant again.
I'm struggling already with blood sugars but had my first appointment today at hospital and dr was really helpful.
I know I hve 2 weekly apt and they are always on a Tuesday. I work part time and just happens to be a Tuesday that's one Of my full days so I'm not too sure what to expect from my employer when I inform them.
I know every women is entitled to antenatal but are we allowed more time off due to diabetes? I will be finding out soon enough but just would like a little info.
Thanks x

Offline sedge

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Re: 6 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.
« Reply #1 on: 13 May 2015, 10:36:49 AM »
Congratulations! - but I'm sorry, I don't know the answer.  Ring the Diabetes UK Careline? - they should know?
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline himtoo

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Re: 6 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.
« Reply #2 on: 13 May 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
Hi Leanne
just a warm welcome from me to the forum and congratulations on your good news.
I am sorry I don't know the answer to your query either.



T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: 6 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.
« Reply #3 on: 13 May 2015, 10:45:32 PM »
Personally I would have thought that ANY pregnancy appointments fall into the same category, diabetic or not.  You should be allowed off for them.
Meantime welcome Lianne and congrats!
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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Offline gemsa

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Re: 6 weeks pregnant with 2nd child.
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2015, 04:40:02 PM »
You'll need to read your works maternity policy and/or disability policy. My work allowed me time for diabetes appointments under the disability policy and time for baby related but as a cause of diabetes (eg additional scans) as maternity policy. I had to record the latter but the former they just took my word for and didn't log it. But from either angle you can't be denied attending them and you can't be penalised in the workplace as a result.
T1 diagnosed 1985, DAFNE Oct 2012 (HBA 9.2%), started pumping April 2013.
HBAs: Feb 2013 8.6%, Jan 2014 7.4%, June 2014 5.9%, Jan 2015 7.5%
Healthy baby delivered Nov 2014 predicted 97th+centile but actually 50th centile.