Well I have been type 1 for 11 years. I currently use an Animas Ping and Dexcom. My last A1C was 5.9 and the one before that was a 6. My hubs and I have been trying for about 7 months with no luck and both just kinda getting frustraited. Wondering if maybe we should make an appointment with a specialist. Thought this would be easy and maybe we should not have been so careful the past 8 years haha. Just looking for some support...
Hey! Well done on the amazing A1C!! I think trying to concieve sucks b/c you think and worry so much about it that it backfires and makes it harder to happen b/c you're so stressed about it! I think the recommendation is to try for a year before going to see a specialist. We are all here to support you!
Hi Kendyl - Sorry to hear about your frustrations. My husband and I are going through the exact same thing right now: been trying for 7 months with no luck. We started trying at the end of January, and I had my annual exam with the OB/GYN in April, and she said at that point that she would give us 6 months total before seeing a specialist, since I am approaching 35 more quickly that I'd like to admit. So, if you are close to being "advanced maternal age" (over 35) then I would make an appointment with a specialist ASAP, as it can take months to get an appointment. We are scheduled for a fertility doc at the end of August. Good luck and keep us posted!
I have heard that specialists will meet with diabetics after 6 months of trying.
Thanks for your reply's I am still young (26) so I still have time on my side but its just frustrating. I go see my endo on Friday and will see what he says. I just never thought this process would take so long
Isn’t it frustrating? You spend all these years trying NOT to get pregnant then when you want to, you can’t!! I am super frustrated, too - especially bc I feel like EVERYONE is pregnant right now. It’s not like I’m jealous of my friends but sometimes I’m not sure they know how lucky they are and I don’t want to say anything about us trying bc I don’t want sympathy. Ugh! Have a good appt on Fri and keep in touch as you move forward - I’m happy to have a friend who can understand exactly what I’m feeling!
I understand how you feel! I am the same age as you and have been type 1 for 13 years. My Husband and I have been trying since Sept of last year, so a year now. I have PCOS and was diagnosed back when i was 18 but they didnt know if it would effect my fertility or not till I ttc. I was put on progesterone and clomid.Have you seen a doc and got anymore answers Kendyl?
Megan I say the EXACT same things!! I was so careful all these years... and I am watching all my friends get pregnant the first month they try and cant help but to be jealous and sad but I have to put on a happy face because no one knows we are ttc and our struggles. What happened with your appt??
Well I made the appointment for November with my doctor but I was having some serious PMS symptoms and then was late so I took a test yesterday and I got a positive!! So it looks like I will be moving that appointment up.
Congrats! I hope your luck can rub off on the rest of us!