Hey guys. I’m type 1 and 15 weeks pregnant. We don’t have very many educated / knowledgable endocronologists out here, so I’ve been researching anywhere that I can and talking to any veteran type 1 women with babies.
I’ve experienced 3 insulin shock comas in the past 2 weeks due to switching back to NPH. I was on Levemir with a 6.8% A1c, but the pregnancy study test results aren’t published for Levemir until 2012, so my endo took me off and put me back on NPH.
I’m allergic to the pump catheters, causing me to go into many bouts of Dka while on the pump.
Which leaves my only options of NPH with Apidra for food/ corrections.
My goal BG is between 60-120. Most of the time I am between that range, but I do have random 250s that I quickly correct and am hoping to stop from happening in the future.
I’m taking 3 shots of NPH. One at 8am, noon, and 6pm. The dosages for these injectsion of NPH are: 34, 28 & 13. If I change any of these dosages, I’ll be battling 300s the following day. I’ve tried to adjust the last NPH shot to 12 units instead of 13, but was rewarded with very high numbers the better half of the next morning.
The problem is, though, that every single night I wake up at 3am with a BG of 34. Three times, I didn’t wake up at all and my husband had to nurse me back to life with cake frosting.
Do any of you have experience with NPH and having these lows? And not being able to adjust the dosages because if you do, the highs are even more scary?
I can’t use any pumps, Lantus and Levemir are not approved with pregnancy. It seems to me that NPH is my only option?