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Tyoe 2 diabetic high hba1c and now pregnant

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Alia5, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Alia5

    Alia5 · Member

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    Hi

    I am 29 years old and I have type 2 diabetes my hba1c level was quite high when checked recently. I have now found out I'm pregnant and I'm really worried as I have read a lot that diabetes especially that which is pre existing and poorly controlled can cause birth defects. Before I found out I was pregnant I had started eating a lot and craving sweet things which now I regret eating as I've read the problems occur in first trimester. I guess I'm just really scared and I wanted to see if anyone else has had healthy babies with pre existing diabetes. And any advice you can give. Thank you.
     
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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @Alia5 welcome to the forum :)

    Sorry but your post seems to of slipped through the net here, can we move this to our pregnancy section for better visibility ?

    My circumstances were different to yours as I had gestational diagnosed late at 23 weeks, I have no idea how long I had been gestational as I wasn't tested for it any earlier but do remember having sweet cravings too and eating rubbish as my energy levels were shot. I had my baby induced at 37 weeks and fortunately all was ok, but was fully aware of the risks with birth defects, pre eclampsia and high birth weight. Really the best advice I can give you is to get straight onto the phone to speak to your diabetic nurse and to start getting some support and guidance with your care and management, running stable blood glucose levels will help your energy levels and also help you to avoid eating a poor diet because of this, try not to worry or stress as this isn't good for you or baby though and also many congratulations, I don't think there's ever a 'right' time to fall pregnant x
     
  3. Alia5

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    Hi thank you for your reply. It would be great if it can be moved to the pregnancy section. Sorry I'm new to this so was not too sure where to post. Thank you again for your reply and I will definitely get in touch with a diabetic specialist.
     
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