So I've been following these boards for a while now as my husband and I tried to get pregnant. I've been seeing a high risk doc for well over a year, and we were just getting ready to start the first stage of infertility testing when BAM! Success! According to two at-home pregnancy tests, we succeeded sometime around the beginning of August, which means I'm about 5 weeks or so! (Now we just need a refund on those fertility tests since we won't need to be taking them).
I'm so excited as this is exactly when I wanted to get pregnant! But, as I'm sure you all know, pregnancy with type 1 diabetes is a different beast altogether, and so the excitement is also accompanied by anxiety. I do need to get a new A1c done, but the last one was just fine.
Anyway, I am checking a minimum of 10 times a day, waking up at night to check, at least once. I am exercising and watching what I eat. My average is 110 on my meter. However, I can't help but worry because that's what I do. With type 1, there is so much to worry about. Every time my after-meal reading is over 140, I freak a little. I'm pumping so it's relatively easy to just deliver insulin and hop on the treadmill to get it to come down. But then there are those numbers that seem inexplicable. For example, my middle of the night numbers are usually somewhere between 60 and 110, but the other morning it was 190! I have no idea why! I freaked out, got up, took insulin, and jogged in place so as not to wake the hubby. (He has to get up at 4:30 most days). I've heard that as long as the numbers aren't up for an extended period of time, then everything should be okay. But it's just the idea that damage could be done. And I just couldn't explain this reading!
Oh, I should also mention that the weekend prior to finding out, my insulin pump just died on me! Talk about crappy timing. We thought that it was a possibility that I was pregnant, but didn't think that was the case as we'd been trying for quite a while. Anyway, I acted as if. It was tough as I only had humalog so that meant checking every two hours, day and night. I did have one high of 267 when I slept through the alarm, but I fixed it as soon as I could. It had been 89 just two hours before, so it wasn't high for long. Still, a tad worrisome...
Still need to schedule first appointment to get doctor confirmation, etc. I'm a school teacher and school starts next week, so it might be tricky to get in. But I guess I'm going to have to do what I have to do. Wish me luck! I'm excited/anxious and looking forward to sharing and talking with others on this site...FINALLY!