I am a Type 1 for almost 25 years. I have a child who is about to turn 16 and is completely healthy. I was completely out of control with my blood sugars when I found out I was pregnant with my child. I can’t remember the exact number but I know my A1C was way higher than what yours was. So don’t stress out about that. The most important thing for you to do is see a specialist for Type 1’s. I currently see an Endocrinologist. But, back then I was referred to a high risk pregnancy specialist along with my Endocrinologist. Don’t let that scare you just realize you need to keep in the best control possible with your blood sugars and make sure you go to all of your appointments. These specialist know what they are doing and will help you through it all.
Back then I didn’t have the technology that I do now. I have a Dexcom CGM that monitors my blood sugar constantly and an insulin pump. These are definitely helpful tools. I think my Dexcom is the best piece of technology though. You need to monitor your blood sugar as much as possible to avoid extreme lows and highs. I’m not sure what type of treatment your doctor is giving you though. I had a lot of issues with lows because my hormones were going crazy and my blood sugar was higher so my doctor kept increasing my insulin. So discuss with your doctor what to do if you have a high or low. I had a blood sugar over 300 and my doctor sent me to be monitored until my number was lower. With the low blood sugars make sure you always have juice or something to treat the lows.
Also, I was in a really stressful relationship at the time. Definitely try to avoid stress because that can make your blood sugars go higher. I definitely thank God for getting me through that bad relationship and having my healthy baby.
Please post any questions you have. This site has a lot of information and I’m sure a lot of more recent Type 1 pregnancy people will be able to help.