Hi Everyone. My husband and I started trying in December...and by early Feb I found out I was pregnant! I really thought it would take a few months (especially since I had been on the pill for four+ years) but I feel so blessed right now. Unfortunately, I am a very new Type 1 (was diagnosed in June 2012 at the age of 29). My A1C in June of 2012 was a 13, but with a lot of work, by December of 2012 I had gotten it down to a 6.3, and when I went to my endo two weeks ago, she said it was a 6. My first question is, however, I know that you should have a steady A1C between 5.5-6.5 before getting pregnant for at least 6 months - do you think my high numbers will have affected the fetus? Or has anyone else been in a similar situation?
Also, my current endo doesn't deal with pregnancies, and instead only referred me to a diabetic nurse to work on my diet. I go to see a perinatologist in 10 days. Should I be looking for a new endo? I'm not quite sure who is supposed to be helping me with my insulin intake/adjustments. Right now I am only injecting, using Novolog and Levemir at night. The nurse suggested I may want to switch to the pump eventually, but I find it so cumbersome. Are there any Type 1's out there who DON'T use the pump and able to keep there sugars regulated?
I get really scared whenever I see numbers in the 200, which I'm not proud to admit I had quite a few before I knew I was pregnant. I've been reassured a bit knowing that my A1C was a 6, but right now I guess I am just looking for some advice on what to do to have the healthiest baby/pregnancy possible, and if anyone out there could share any similar stories with me. Thanks everyone for any feedback!