Hi everyone! I'm somewhat new (registered in July) basically i'm going to give a not so brief intro
somewhat confused about my diabetes..
I'm 20 years old with 2 children, basically this all started with my first pregnancy, 2010 when i was 25 weeks pregnant, at a routine antenatal check i was found to have ++ glucose in my urine, so i was sent for a OGTT which came back as Fasting - 4.1, and 2 hr Post lucozade drink 10.3. I controlled it with diet, though i couldn't eat many carbs.
After my baby was born i had a GTT and my numbers were normal, i tested a few times within a year as i still had a few strips left, my readings were normal.
Sept 2011 i got pregnant with my 2nd baby, at my 10 week appointment, + glucose in my urine, the midwife told me to wait til 28 weeks i will have a GTT, i made my own GTT appointment at 12 weeks as i didn't want to leave it that long!! Anyway it came back as fasting - 4.5, 2hours after drink - 12.1.
I controlled with diet then at 24 weeks at my hospital appointment they started me on insulin, the diabetic team decided to do some tests as i didn't fit the criteria for gestational diabetes, i was 8stone and have no family history of diabetes, no risk factors. The week after they told me i was borderline for type 1 diabetes, they did c-peptite and GAD and maybe something else, anyway they said they don't think my diabetes will go away and they will see me within a few weeks of my baby being born.
My second baby was born in may and i tested a few times and got readings of 11, 12 etc not using insulin, then my readings suddenly went normal! Happy days or so i thought. End of june i got chickenpox.. then July the 17th i decided to test (spur of the moment thing, hadnt tested in a couple of weeks) i'd eaten a piece of cake as it was my nieces birthday (i'd been eating healthy since the start of that pregnancy!) tested and it was 26mmol. So i went to hospital scared stiff, they put me on sliding scale, i didn't have ketones but i stayed in that night then started on insulin.
So from the 17th july to 31st july, i was on insulin, initially started off on 10 basal, and 4 bolus. But i was hypoing loads so they told me to reduce it, until i needed nothing. When i came off insulin my readings were around 8mmol 2 hours post meal, around 6.5mmol in the morning. My readings improved after a week which is where i stand now, around 6mmol fasting, and 2 hours Post meal 5mmol.
One thing that i've noticed though (and also noticed in my first pregnancy back in 2010 before i got diagnosed) i seem to have reactive hypoglycemia. i can eat something, then within 3 hours my levels go down to around 2.5mmol, i feel awful, shaky hypo feeling etc.
I've been off insulin since 31st july, the diabetic team said its my honeymoon and would only last a couple of weeks.
Can anyone relate to this?