A few weeks ago I went in for my 3 month check up with my Endo. My A1C rocked at 6.1! My doc wasn’t nearly as excited as I was. He was worried that I may be running myself too low and increasing my risk for hypoglycemic unawareness. Then he asked if I was pregnant or planning trying to become pregnant. Apparently diabetic women have been known to sub-conciously run their numbers tight when they’re thinking about getting pregnant.
Duh! Why wouldn’t we, when we’ve been told to get it to 6.0 to avoid any complications in our unborn child. Ever since he told me that’s where I would need to be before getting pregnant, that’s what I’ve been trying to achieve. I want to have a good routine set up before I even get to the conception stage. So I’m frustrated because now that I’m there, my Doc (rightfully so) is worried about the more immediate concequenses of running that tight and that low. I am now pretty unaware of low blood sugars. I have to hit 45-50 before I feel “off”. My ability to detect highs is off as well. Which means I’ve been testing way more than I want to. This past week I had a rebellion and said screw it to any testing that didn’t involve meals. But I’m over it now. It’s back to the basics. There’s still a lot more to do to get this body baby ready. A1C is there, now its on to losing 20 lbs and making exercise and flossing part of my daily routine. If there’s a risk factor I can get rid of or lower I’m going to do it. I’ve got a year before my husband and I will start trying so I can do it.