I’m worried because my bg readings have almost doubled recently and I’m hoping one of you out there knows what’s going on.
In Feb. I was sent for a routine OGTT when I was 25 weeks pregnant with my son. It came back 18 mmols (324). The Endo told me that the reading was so high that she suspected I didn’t have gestational diabetes, but that I had some underlying condition that had previously gone undiagnosed. I was put on four doses of insulin (Toronto and NHP) and tested 4x a day.
I gave birth to a healthly, normal-size baby boy on May 15.
At the hospital they tested my bg and it looked pretty good, so the endo on call told me to monitor it over the next couple weeks and follow up with my family doc. I did random readings and my morning fasting ranged from 6.2 to 7.8 (112-141) and my two-hour after meal readings were anywhere from 6.8 to 10.9 (123-180). I was supposed to do a follow up OGTT at 6 weeks post partum but my doc and endo both said that they expected to see a big improvement if I lost a little of the baby weight. Everything continued on as normal until two weeks ago my numbers started going up all of a sudden. The first day, my fasting was at 8.6, then the next 8.9 then 9.2 and my after meals where as high as 16.7.
I called the doc and she got me in right away. She told me she believed I had type 2 and put me on insulin (because I’m breastifeeding). I asked her why this happened and she said I might’ve had a honeymoon eriod after the pregnancy that made my numbers look better than they are.
But I thought pregnancy made you worse if anything. And I did lose weight, isn’t that supposed to make it better? An A1C was done back in Feb and it was 6.8, so this spike is recent.
Anyone had a similar experience?