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Can pregnancy cause more frequent hypos?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by DiabeticPanda, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. DiabeticPanda

    DiabeticPanda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi all,

    So I'm nearly 2 weeks late but I haven't had a positive test yet. The only thing I've noticed is I've had increased hypos last week, can this be caused by pregnancy?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi @DiabeticPanda :)

    Possibly. I found I had higher sugars for the first couple of weeks or so, then the hypos kicked in around week 7 or 8.

    I'd keep an open mind and test again in a few days :)
     
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  3. DiabeticPanda

    DiabeticPanda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks Azure! It's weird because I haven't had any pregnancy symptoms but I've just realised today that I'm so late :/

    I guess only time will tell!
     
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  4. DiabeticPanda

    DiabeticPanda Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi @azure, me again!

    I still haven't had a period yet but the only sypmtoms I've had are tiredness, frequent urination, dizziness, headaches & a weird metallic taste in my mouth. All tests so far have been negative so I guess that means I'm not pregnant but as a diabetic do you think I should be worried about this??

    Sorry I know you're not a doctor I just need some advice ... don't want to go wasting the doctors time :/

    Thanks!
     
  5. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @DiabeticPanda Which pregnancy tests are you using? How late are you now?

    There are a number of reasons for a missed period, apart from pregnancy, so don't worry about that. But if you're not feeling right, then it might be worth a trip to your GP just to make sure there isn't another cause. You could also ask them to do their own pregnancy test just to be sure.

    The dizziness and frequent urination sounds like something that might need checking out so I'd take a urine sample just in case you have a UTI or something.
     
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    DiabeticPanda Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm 25 days late and I've been using Tesco own brand mostly then I tried ClearBlue today but still showing as negative. I'm waiting for a call back from the GP, I'm just getting so frustrated with not knowing what's going on! :( xx
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Two reputable brands :)

    It could be a hormonal thing maybe, or just one of those stupid things women's bodies do sometimes, but it's sensible to speak to a doctor.

    Let us know how you get on. X
     
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