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Type 1 - HbA1c and planning for pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Catherine4188, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Catherine4188

    Catherine4188 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I was diagnosed T1 8 weeks ago, at this time I was 9 weeks pregnant and had a hbA1c of 104. I miscarried 2 days after diagnosis.

    4 weeks after diagnosis my hbA1c was 70
    Today (8 weeks after diagnosis) it was 50.

    I am due to ovulate over the weekend and I really want to know if it is safe to plan to get pregnant. My cycles are about 6 weeks long so if I miss this chance I have a long wait ahead until we can try again. Any advise or personal experience shared would be helpful.

    Thanks. Xx
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I got no idea I'm afraid... But I'll tag in @azure

    She does this stuff!

    Good luck by the way!
     
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  3. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @Catherine4188 If you're looking for a honest answer, my advice would be to leave it a little longer. That would give both your hormones a chance to settle after your previous loss, and give you a chance to get more used to the Type 1, and for your body to,recover after the development of diabetes. Control during pregnancy is very different from normal and is a lot of work.

    I completely understand why you want to get pregnant as soon as possible. I did too after my early miscarriage. But you've had a diabetes diagnosis and spending a little longer building your body back to health can only be beneficial, in my opinion.

    I hope you don't mind me speaking openly. This is just my opinion and the final decision is, of course, yours. X
     
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    pinenut Type 1 · Newbie

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    You also want to ask your GP for 5mg folic acid. They recommend that you take it for a few months before trying.
     
  5. Catherine4188

    Catherine4188 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have been on it for about 4 weeks now. Thank you. X
     
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    Niecie · Active Member

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    Bless you! I know hba1c needs to be below 58 yes also to high dose of folic acid. I would speak to your diabetes team and they'll help you all they can, regular monitoring of blood sugars etc. I have 2 children and just recently a m/c both children I was very good with control long story short recent m/c diabetes was hba1c was 66 +on the pill! Good luck wishing you all the best xx
     
  7. Catherine4188

    Catherine4188 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's a very indescribable feeling that, thankfully, many can't relate to. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    I visited my diabetic consultant a few weeks ago and he gave me a green light as far as hba1c was concerned. So if it happens I don't have to worry to much about that. I have just got a Libre so hopefully that will bring extra control. It's teaching me that where I thought my insulin dosing was spot on I had a my timing wrong. I was injection as I ate but that meant for most meals I have been spiking above 10 even for things like 2 crumpets. So I have been prebolusing for today and it seems to be working well as I haven't spiked above 7.5 for my food. Fingers crossed this will help to give me even better control. X
     
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