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Unplanned pregnancy and extremely high HbA1c

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Albee7740, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Sorry to hear your news @Albee7740 sending you love and hugs. Do speak to your diabetic team about your management as they can offer support in managing your levels :)
     
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    Albee7740 Type 2 · Active Member

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    It's been a long time since I first posted this thread. With help from this forum and its members I managed to get my HbA1c to 40 and the specialist said it is ok to try to conceive so I just have to keep up with what I'm doing (husband and consultant think I can cut back on the number of times a day I am testing, but I know that this is what is keeping me on track) and keep fingers crossed that at 41 years old and with diabetes its not to late to have a baby
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'll cross some fingers and toes for you as well!
    Very well done on your improvement with your diabetes!
     
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  4. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Hoping all goes well for you - the advice not to test was poor when first given - and it hasn't got any better over time.
    I ate low carb foods all through my first pregnancy and was considered to do extremely well all through - though I did not limit the amount, just kept to low carb salad and veges with some fruit. My son is over 6 ft tall - I was told that low carb stunted growth, told very forcefully in later years - yeah - right.
     
  5. Albee7740

    Albee7740 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you - will need all the luck we can get!
     
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  6. Albee7740

    Albee7740 Type 2 · Active Member

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    LOL at over 6ft not sure how anyone could claim that low carb stunted his growth!

    I'm going to be sticking to eating low carb as a way of life. I mentioned it to the specialist at the antenatal diabetes clinic and was expecting to be told off, but he simply smiled ...... I read that as agreement that low carbing was the way forward but his professional guidelines wouldn't 'allow' him to verbally agree.
     
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