Hi there everyone, I've been following this blog off and on for about the last year as my husband and I were thinking about and actually TTC and I've found it super informative and comforting. I have a A1C of 6.0 and I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. What is bugging me recently is that before I knew that I was pregnant, I was getting unexplained highs and lows that I hadn't had in a while, mostly at night time. Before I got pregnant I had really good control of my numbers and now all of a sudden I'm struggling to stay in control already. I've read that insulin resistance or crazy numbers usually happens later in pregnancy rather then the first trimester. I am still getting these highs and lows (usually not above 250 or below 50). I will eat dinner and have a good 2 hour post sugar, but at late evening I will have a high. Whether I correct the late night high or not, I still get a low that is in the low 50s that will wake me up about 3 or 4 am.
I keep reading in other blogs that say to just correct and move on but it's really hard for me to not worry or beat myself up about what it could be doing to the baby. I feel so so guilty when I get a high or a low and worry of what it could be doing to the baby even though I'm really trying to keep in control. I've also ready that it is normal to get these lows in the first trimester but I'm curious if anyone has any advice on something I can eat to help keep my sugar stable through the night or anything else to prevent the spikes and drops. I've been on a pump for several years now. I do have a CGM but I really dislike wearing it, personally I'd rather prick my finger 15 times a day then wear it.
I'm going to make an appointment with my endo next week for more on what I should be doing and I have an appointment with my OB when I am 10 weeks. Its just hard not to beat myself up about any high or low sugars. I just know most everyone here has experienced and knows what I'm talking about and would have some good first hand advice and words of encouragement for another worrying diabetic mommy to be!
Thanks, - Larissa