I recently found out that I am pregnant (about 7 weeks) with my second child on the way! I am a fairly controlled diabetic (my A1C during my first pregnancy was a 5.6 and currently sits at a 6.4 as of last month) but just within the last two weeks I have been having an incredibly hard time controlling my blood sugars! I feel like I can’t eat anything without a spike in blood sugar; I’ve hit 200 every day for the past week and a half and it’s really starting to stress me out despite all of my efforts to bolus 30-45 minutes early and even reduce carbs. I have a CGM too, so I try to be as proactive as possible to correct upward trends, but this usually results in horrible crashes later and then this vicious cycle of highs and lows ensues. I basically eat once per day and skip all other meals simply because, no matter what steps I take, it always results in a high reading and I know the risk it can have on the baby.
If that weren’t bad enough, I’ve had zero support from my endocrinologist and OBGYN. They both know I’m pregnant (I called them both a little over two weeks ago), and neither has expressed any urgency to help me manage my diabetes during pregnancy. My OBGYN refuses to see me until I am 9 weeks pregnant and my endo FINALLY made time for me to see them this Friday. I even called a high risk OBGYN consultant but they wont see me without a referral first from my OBGYN.
I’m SO frustrated and worried that I’ve hurt my baby. I’m really trying my best. Any suggestions? I’m desperate at this point.