I am 5 weeks pregnant - very early, but since important development to the organs occurs within the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, I am trying to be really careful with my blood sugar control.
My endo wants my fasting number to be 95 - which is what it should be for non-D pregnant women. Before pregnancy, my fasting number was consistently about 110. My doctor is booked and I can’t see her for another week, so over the phone she increased my glipizide dosage (I also take metformin, but that’s it). It worked for a few days, with fasting numbers in the 80s - 90s. But then it crept back up again. Yesterday was 120 and today was 115.
I know that those are both just points away from 95, but I’m really worried that I’m not keeping tight enough control. I plan to call my doctor tomorrow to find out if there’s anything else I can do in the week before I actually meet her (where she will probably prescribe insulin). That, or I guess I’m looking for some reassurance that the difference between 95 and 115 isn’t going to cause the baby to have neural tube defects or be too big.
I know that pregnancy hormones mess with blood sugar (which is why many women get gestational diabetes). I eat pretty low carb/ high fat (though as a pescatarian I do rely on beans for protein). Besides the hormones, the only other things I can think of are: I have a cold, and I’ve been eating more protein.