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Gestational/type 1 - even endocrinologist unsure

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Chloelox, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Chloelox

    Chloelox Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed with diabetes at 12 weeks of pregnancy, my blood sugar at diagnoses was 19.1 after high sugar drink and high carb meal. My hba1c is around 40-41.

    Endocrinologist put me on 2 units rapid action before meals and 3 units basal before bed. I’ve tested positive for some type 1 antibodies but have been told a c peptide test may not provide accurate due to me being 15 weeks pregnant when offered. I’m having a lot of hypos in the night and run low during the day unless I consume bread and sweets/sugary foods.

    I’m absolutely baffled on if it’s gestational or if it is type 1. My BMI is 18.1, mother who is recently diagnosed type 2 and no history other than that of diabetes in the family.

    Does anyone have any insight??
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Whichever type the insulin sounds like is the right treatment at present. It may be that you have to wait until after delivery for a firm diagnosis but antibodies usually suggest T1.
    Is the insulin bringing levels down and do you have appointments lined up?
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