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Type one diabetic... Uncontrolled for 14 years... But am thinking about having a baby and know it needs to be controlled. Anyone with T1 had an easy pregnancy!?

8 Answers
Modesto, CA
I got put on a pump when I got pregnate and things got controlled along with an even more strict diet -__-

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Mine has never been controlled (except through first preg) had both bubs via caesarean 5 weeks early because my placenta had started breaking down and bubs weren't getting enough nutrients. Unsure if related to sugars but my daughter has many things physically wrong with her (although they just monitor her progress) my legs swelled tremendously as well

Honolulu, HI
I have 2 kids and both were hard cuz blood wasn't controlled I just got on a pump 4 days ago I would recommend getting on I am also ttc.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Not sure if related but I've had 7 pregnancies with 5MC's

Columbia, SC
I had 2 pregnancies with no major problem sand that was b4 pens, pumps, just single injections.

Ingleburn, AUS
I have a beautiful 10 month old baby girl and she is super healthy. I have always had good control, but during pregnancy I was extremely strict with a1c at 5.7. I am on injections, humolog and Lantus. I would suggest trying to get good control before pregnancy and really getting to know your body. Get into good habits now and learn as much as you can about diabetes to make it easier. During pregnancy your body changes week to week due to changes in weight, hormones and baby growth spurts. If your serious about trying to give your baby the best chance at being healthy and limiting complications for pregnancy it's a lot of work, but well worth it for peace of mind. I went full term as my control was excellent, started to have a natural birth but did have a c-section due to failure to progress. Would have gone naturally if my body had of cooperated. To be honest I don't think there is such a thing as an EASY pregnancy lol especially in those last few weeks. :)

Bognor Regis, GBR
Hi being pregnant improved my diabetes for a time, but ask your nurses before you try as medication will hurt the baby

Itasca, IL
It needs to be in better control as the baby will put extra stress on your organs which could lead to more issues. Insulin and counting carbs as well as a pump will not hurt the baby.