7 weeks pregnant and recently diagnosed with Type 2 - long

Hello everyone,

I'd first like to say that I'm incredibly grateful to have found an active forum for support in regards to my condition. It's really hard to sort out the feelings I'm having and just knowing there are others makes me feel a bit better.

Anyways, this past Thursday I was officially diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It was first suspected on Tuesday when I had a regular dip pregnancy test done at my new doctors office. Glucose was discovered in my urine.

I'm 28 years old, and my husband and I had been trying for a baby for 10 months.

I know it's not gestational and here's why - a few weeks prior I hit up a clinic for a UTI. The doctor there saw glucose in my urine. He said I would just go get it checked out, and that was it. No need to worry, apparently. He should have sent me for further testing but alas, it didn't happen.

Anyways, because my hormones are just messing up my levels, I am insulin dependent. My dad was diagnosed with type 1 around 10 years ago, but it was because he had pancreatitis. Seeing needles and all that is not new to me, because my grandfather also has type 2 - however, the concept of me having to go through this is.

I'm dealing with a plethora of feelings right now...mostly guilt and fear. Will my levels get under control enough that it doesn't effect my baby? HOW in the world did I NOT know something was wrong? I can't even look up the risks for my baby or me - not right now, I think it will send me into overload.

I've heard it can take years to get your levels under control. I feel like I don't have that time. Man, I'm terrified.

I have yet to see a dietician and I hope he/she can offer some good advice and guidance in terms of dietary needs for my body. I'm currently just trying very hard to eat healthy, not touch any sugary drinks, candies, etc. be label conscious and of course be very, very diligent with my glucose monitoring and insulin injections.

I'm sorry this is so long, I guess there wasn't a sole purpose of this rant but maybe to say if you have any words of wisdom, support - or whatever, it would be greatly appreciated.

BTW - I hail of Ontario, Canada. Thanks all!

Hey there fellow Ontarian! First of all...stop blaming yourself. You did nothing wrong.
What's your bg like? What insulin are you on?
See if you can talk to a dietician, and at least a diabetes educator if not an endocrinologist.
Keep positive...it'll all work out ♥

Thanks Linda. Trying hard not to do the blame game. My bg is all over the place. From 8 to 14. Mornings it’s lower. I’m currently on 4 units of humalog before meals and 10 units of humulin at bedtime. I have to call the diabetes educator on Tuesdays with my numbers. I’m positive they’ll increase my insulin. Thanks for the kind words!

Your numbers are not that high (diabetically speaking).....I don't see why they'd increase your dosage.....seems like a lot just now even....for the bg levels you show!

You think? They want my number after a meal at less than 7.8 (that’s an hour wait) and fasting less than 5.3. I haven’t gone under 8 so I thought that they might increase it. But I have a lot to learn!

Sorry, I overlooked the fact that bg goals/requirements are different when you're pregnant. The doctor wants you to have tight control.

OK, that makes sense. I hope I can reach those goals. Being as careful as I can with diet.