From Five Points, Tennessee, USA:
I am 26 and I was diagnosed just after my second birthday. I have been pregnant once and lost it due to high blood sugar. It was over 400 mg/dl (22.2 mmol/dl) when I found out I was pregnant. That was three years ago, and my sugar has bounced really badly ever since. Will I ever be able to get it under control and would my body handle the strain of a pregnancy?
Yes, you can get your blood sugar under control. It may require frequent daily blood sugar checks and multiple insulin injections or even an insulin pump, but it can be done. Once your blood sugar is well controlled then you can consider pregnancy. Your body should be able to handle it. I would suggest that you speak with your endocrinologist and explain what your goal is.
Original posting 24 Jul 2000
Posted to Family Planning
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.