Just wondering if anybody out there has any advice/words that may help me feel a bit better!
My son is 3. had great pre-conception care and got my A1c down to nearly 6% throughout most of my pre and during pregnancy. The placenta went and he was born at 36 weeks, was in special care for 2 weeks and was very ill and very big despite my close control.
I then had post natal depression for 18 months during which time my blood sugars were rubbish (8.9%). After 18 months I started fighting to get my blood sugars under control in order to try for another baby but couldn’t. all the health care professionals I saw had no suggestions - insulin doses, diet anything. I went on a waiting list for the pump and finally got one in november. My A1c is now down to 8.3% but this is nowhere near low enough despite very frequent testing, bolusing like mad and sincere effort.
We have moved areas and so i have a whole new nhs to deal with. Before my last baby I was seen at a pre-conception clinic and had quite intense input every fortnight if i needed it. Here I am seen every 6 to 8 weeks by the diabetes nurse (who never really suggests anything) and 6 monthly by my consultant. They keep talking about what will happen when i am pregnant but seem to be offering little help while I am trying to reduce my a1c in order to get pregnant. there is not pre-conception clinic here.
I have spoken to my gp about it and she just told me don’t even think about getting pregnant at this a1c. But the only other option i have is to not have another baby. I am well aware of the risks but i am not getting any younger and if we don’t take the risk then I will not get the intense help i think i need. i recently was put on metformin to try to reduce my random new insulin resistance and i have an unexplained B12 deficiency which nobody seems to be concerned about.
how much help have other people got pre-pregnancy?