Hello all. My wife (T1) and I recently found out we are pregnant and are just beginning week 5. Similar to what many people have experienced, we found that right before getting the positive pregnancy test (at week 4) and the following week her blood sugars were running much higher than usual. We had to increase her Basal by a lot to avoid the high spikes (particularly in mid-morning).
However, today it looks like her blood sugar is running much lower than the previous few days, and she seems to keep going low, even after eating some candy. I know that most T1 pregnant women find that their insulin requirements decrease in the first trimester, but based on what I have found we shouldn’t expect this until around week 8 or so.
Has anyone else also experienced an increase in insulin requirements in early pregnancy (weeks 3-5) to then suddenly finding their needs decrease? We have been making a lot of adjustments to her Basal, so its possible we got too aggressive, although the neurotic side of me is of course worried there is an issue with the pregnancy.