Hi all, I’m not currently pregnant, but planning and would like to know from your experiences, did you have control over your diabetes management while in the hospital for labor and delivery?
I use MDI and don’t have a CGM, but I test a lot. 8-10 times a day on a normal day, way more if I’m sick or traveling. My insurance won’t cover a pump or CGM, but I’m fine with my current routine, and even when I’m not feeling well I check my BG. Current A1C is 5.6 and I’ve always had pretty good control (under 7 since diagnosis), so my question is, did the hospital allow you control over administering your own insulin and testing your blood sugar? or did you have to give all control to the staff?
It makes me a little nervous handing over control to someone else. I don’t really trust anyone else to control my diabetes. I’ve been in the hospital before and I know how hard it is for someone else to properly dose you, with the right insulin that you currently take, etc. so I would just like to go into it fully prepared (if possible).
What have your labor and delivery experiences been in terms of your diabetes management? All the questions you could think of I have them, so send me your stories!