I’m 7.5 months pregnant and things are looking really good. I’ve had diabetes for 24 years and a pump for about 10 years. I got my AIC from like 7.5 a few years back to 5.2 during pregnancy. I wanted to share my story because it has taken me a lot of emotional support to get this disciplined and have a successful pregnancy. I also wanted to share this with you so you know it’s not impossible, we’re beyond the Steel Magnolias idea, and because I’m proud and excited to be a new mom.
Some of my secrets have been to keep it low-carb, at first I had meals that were about 30 carbs and then it was reduced to 10. I went lower with each trimester. I don’t exercise much, gentle walks and pre-natal yoga. I drink a LOT of water. I take notes about my health and see my doctor’s regularly (my endo monthly until 22 weeks and then bi-monthly). Also, I relax. I try not to overstress about highs I get, and I avoid food pressure issues. It seems like everyone just wants to give you baked sugary goods when you’re carrying.