I am a type 1 diabetic for almost 20 yrs now. I have gotten my A1C down to 5.9 with the help of a pump and cgm and my husband and I are ttc. I was on an ACE inhibitor for mild protein in the urine which I have been off of while ttc. My doctor obviously told me I am at a higher risk for pre-eclampsia starting with some protein in the urine. My question is, has anyone else started with some protein and gone on to have a healthy baby? I have also gotten conflicting opinions about the possibility of multiples…one doctor said it would be too risky while the other one said I am already at a high risk so it wouldn’t make much of a difference. Anyone heard anything different? Thanks!
Hi, I did not start out with protein in my urine, but I did develop preeclampsia towards the end of my pregnancy. 5.9 is very good for an A1c, mine was around 8 or 9. I just couldn’t get my glucose levels under control. I started gaining about 10 lbs a week…yes that’s right, a WEEK. the doctors didn’t catch the fact that I had developed preeclampsia until my blood pressure was thru the roof.
I ended up being induced at 35 weeks, my baby was on the larger side due to my high blood sugars 8 lbs, 10 oz, but she is perfectly healthy and I’m so thankful for that.
it is completely possible to have a healthy baby as a diabetic. all you can do is take care of yourself, make healthy eating choices and stay on top of your health. also it couldn’t hurt to buy an at-home blood pressure cuff for testing.
best of luck
Thank you so much! I do have a blood pressure machine at home and am on a pregnancy safe medication since I have slightly elevated bp off the kidney meds. I am so happy to hear you have a healthy baby!! This whole process is a little overwhelming, but it helps talking to people who have been through it! Did your sugars go up in the beginning with all the hormone surges? Mine go crazy the week before my period so I’m sure pregnancy hormones will make it tough. Thanks again!