So this is the first time i'm reaching out for support I guess. I know many women with T1 struggle with their plans for pregnancy, I feel like I'm almost scaring myself out of trying. I'm super intimidated by how tight my control needs to be. Here's my situation.
I was diagnosed as T1 on 3.1.2009 right after my 25th birthday. Within 3 months I was fed up with shots and started with the Omnipod in june of 09. I had fantastic control within a few months and my A1C was down to 6.3. I was so proud. Fast forward a few months and I get diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease (a thyroid condition March or April of 2010) and that threw my control for a loop. At that point I was put on medication and I was starting to adjust again. Also, at this point my wife was 5 months pregnant , so of course she ate like the typical pregnant woman, but so did I. I thought once the pregnancy was over we'd stop eating the less healthy/cravey foods, but really our poor eating continued through the holidays.
Now here we are, Jan 2011. We have a healthy and happy 4 month old baby girl, and I'd like to try to start the first round of inseminations in Sept which gives me just a few months to get my act together. I've applied twice in 2 years for a CGM, and have been denied both times. First they said it was because I didn't qualify (which I understand because my control is not that bad) but once I submitted my personal note stating my intentions for pregnancy, they claimed they didn't have any proof that i was T1 as opposed to T2 (which is complete crap because they have access to all of my records and its clearly documented via a c-peptide test and an autoantibody test). I've recently submitted my appeal to the NY State Insurance department as an external appeal and should be hearing from them in the next month or two.
I'm just so intimidated at how tight my control needs to be. I'm more than willing to do all of the work, but I wan't to be a in a place of firm control before I try anything. I'm pretty sure that right now my A1C is above 7 which makes me absolutely furious with myself, but life happens, and we're still adjusting to our new life with our baby. I think I've cut myself a little too much slack. However I have been making an effort since the new year began, and am confident that I'll keep myself on a much better track.
Wondering if there are any other lesbian T1s that are going through anything similar, I just feel like no one understands. Also wondering if anyone can recommend a high risk ob-gyn in queens, nassau.