Hi everyone! So, the end of last year has just been so crazy for me and I haven't been on here in awhile. A funny thing happened in the beginning of this new year. In mid-January, I had shoulder surgery and was taking antibiotics which was making me all nauseous. I usually get my monthly during the 2nd or 3rd week of the month. So, I during the surgery and recovery time, I thought everything was all normal. By the end of the month when I didn't get my monthly, I realized something was not right. I also was still feeling very nauseous long after taking the antibiotics. Took a home pregnancy test and it came out positive! I'm really excited and scared about this all at the same time. This will be my first. I am scared & concerned b/c this happened a lot sooner than I had expected as I am still working on bringing my A1c down to 6. My last one was 8.2. I also see my endo next Wed. Then, I have my OBGYN appt. on the following Wed.
Here is where I kind of need some help or advice...I have started taking prenatal vitamins and have been checking my sugars about 6 - 8 times a day as opposed to my usual 4x a day. I've been able to stay in control so far, but I find that I'm eating less (as foods don't appeal to me as they used to & I will have random cravings), but eating less also makes me hungry like every 2 hours. With all this in mind, I have also found (especially in the past couple of nights) that my sugars having been dropping low in the middle of the night as well as in the morning when I wake up. I have lowered my basal rates on my pump during these times and I get up as soon as I feel the low to eat a piece of fruit or drink a glass of milk. However, I am finding that these lows still come and they exhaust me to the point that I just want to sleep most of the day. I'm afraid I also might be starving the embryo that is developing. My endo appt. cannot come any sooner. Please, please...anyone w/experience in this who can make some suggestions for me until I can speak to my endo, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much!