Hi everyone. I just joined this forum, although I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 20 years (I’m currently 30). I just (as in last night) found out I’m pregnant and I’m freaking out. My husband and I wanted to have a baby soon and I was at the beginning of lowering my a1C to conceive and have a safe pregnancy. I lowered my a1C a bit, but it’s still at 8% (64). I can’t stop crying, thinking about the harm I’m doing to this poor baby and praying that he/she sticks with me. My glucose has been getting high in the middle of the night and it won’t come down. Every morning I wake up feeling like a failure, after checking my Libre. I just wanted to know if you guys have been through pregnancy with not-so-perfect a1Cs. It would really help me with my guilt. I’ve been reading Ginger Vieira’s book on pregnancy and T1D and it made me feel so bad to see that my a1C should have been below 6% prior to pregnancy. On top of that, I found out a couple of months ago that I have retinopathy, very early stages though. Things aren’t looking up. Any words of wisdom would help tremendously.