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Changing to Insulin during pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by auburn, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. auburn

    auburn Type 2 · Member

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    I'm type 2, currently taking metformin and glimipiride. I had a pre-pregnancy chat with an obstetrician and she wants me to get my hba1c down from 79 (was 96) to 55.

    For the past 3 weeks I've got my fasting reading down from on average 18, down to a steady 8. Still a way to go but I'm pleased with progress so far.

    She mentioned I will have to stop the glimipiride and start insulin once/if I fall pregnant. I'm not squeamish, I'll be fine with injections. But I wanted to know how it works..? Would I count my carbs? Do I have to have a low-carb keto diet? I asked the doctor but she just said "we'll discuss that later".. if possible I'd prefer to understand what is best, in advance!
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