I’m in my TWW after IVF and have my first Beta on the 23rd. I’m 6 days past my embryo transfer. I was doing amazing on the ranges my Endo gave me for being ready for pregnancy. My fasting was good and I was hitting my 1hr and 2hr goals after eating.
Then, of course, I catch a cold. It’s just some gnarly chest stuff, very mild fever, and sluggishness but being ill has always wreaked havoc on my blood sugars. I haven’t gone above 170 but I am struggling to get my fasting back down to 95 for three days now. I’ve gone on 4-5 walks a day to bring it back down to 100 when I see it trending upwards and that seems to help, but inevitably it creeps back up to 140-150. I’ve increased my basal (I’m on Omnipod and Dexcomm G6), corrected, and done just everything I can think of to reign them in.
I know I have a long journey ahead of me (fingers crossed my beta is positive) but I am absolutely terrified I am risking a positive outcome because of my blood glucose. My endo was so serious about my numbers I can’t help but feel like I’m failing this potential baby already. I’m beside myself, I know I can’t walk on a treadmill all day.
Does anyone have any advice? I’m 6 days in and I feel like I’m drowning already. The first 3 were perfect and then I got sick… and I don’t even know how long this chest cold is going to hang around. Ugh.
Thank you for reading.