Pregnant, High Sugars, and Morning Sickness

#1

I don’t know what to do anymore. I feel lost. I woke up at 1:20 in the morning feeling sick and queasy. I checked my blood sugar and it was over 300. I am also 12 weeks pregnant. I wrote out my frustrations and fears that ended up being a prayer that I’m going to paste here. I don’t know if God heard me, but if I post it here someone will hear and wish me good health. I think I just want to be heard.

Journal Entry (4/13/18 2:30 am):
“I woke up at 1:30 in the morning feeling queasy. I checked my Dexcom and said my blood sugar was 357! I panicked and checked my blood sugar with my meter and it read 298 and quickly gave myself insulin. My pump gave me 3.5 units. I’m so worry what that high might’ve done to my baby and I’m so worried I’m going to get sick. I don’t want to get sick and I don’t want anything happening to my baby. The last time I rechecked my sugar was at like 2:10 it went down to 212. Now I’m worried my blood sugar is dropping too fast. Lows don’t make me feel good either so now I’m munching on strawberries and pancakes - this is what made me high in the first place because this was the last thing I ate before going to bed.

It’s 3:28 am now and my blood sugar is 123. It’s frrat. But I still feel sick and queasy. I’m an elementary school teacher and I’ve got to be up at 5:30 this morning to get ready for work. I’m exhausted and sick. I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the day with demanding 6 year olds who need my constant energy and attention. I want to call out but I know that’ll make my principal upset because finding a substitute can be hard. Who’s going to cover my class? I’ve missed work at least once every weak since I’ve found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks because I feel just awful. Im 12 weeks now and I thought I would start to feel better by now, but the morning sickness is still there along with randomly feeling faint and dizzy now.

Dear Lord please help me. I need so much help. I’m having trouble keeping my blood sugars under control. Please help me with my Emetophobia. It’s crippling me that I’m afraid to eat and go out to places even when I absolutely need to leave the house - like to work or get groceries!

Dear Lord please help and guide me. Please help me to not get sick, to enjoy this pregnancy, and to help my get my blood sugars in right control so my baby comes out normal - physically, mentally, and medically. Please, God, help me. I’m desperate. I need help. I need so much help. Please. Help me be happy. Help me be healthy. Help my baby be healthy. I can’t do this on my own.

My husband is wonderfully supportive, but I feel like there are some things he cannot help me with.

Please take pity on me and help me. I need you. I need your wisdom and strength and power to heal what ails me and makes me weak. Please, God, help me. I feel like I’m losing my faith in my strength and abilities to continue on in this pregnancy. I want to have this baby you gifted my husband and I, but I’m having so much trouble keeping my blood sugars under control and keeping my own self healthy.

Please, Lord, help me. Guide me. Please give me strength. Please help me be brave because I’m so weak and scared. Please don’t let me be sick. Please help me get my sugars under control.

I’m so weak and terrified. I don’t know what to do anymore.”

#2

Try not to worry. I know that’s easier said than done. Some high blood sugars here and there won’t hurt your baby. As long as your overall control is good, you both should be ok.

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#3

@TheCookieCrumbles

I hope your day improves. Perhaps today your class will be slightly less demanding? Fingers crossed.
:slight_smile:

In regards to your mention of waking up and seeing the Dexcom had the BG over 300 perhaps there is something that can be done to assist you there? My objective question would be why did you not wake earlier? Not to be meant judgmental. But rather is it something where the Dex alarm goes off and you don’t hear it? There are ways that can be addressed that may work and prove to be beneficial for you.

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#4

I know its been a couple weeks since you posted this, so how are you doing now?
Unfortunately nausea doesn’t always disappear with the first trimester behind you, sorry to say. Even in non-diabetic pregnancies.

I too have an issue with sleeping through my Dex alarms, although its kinda more that I’m super lazy and have trained myself not to react to it! Not super great, but I’m working on getting better and my husband makes me wake up more too.

A high blood sugar now and then shouldn’t affect your developing baby - it’s the consistent highs that you want to worry about. In fact, when I took a pump break and used levemir for a week and a half, my sugar cruised between 170 and 200 no matter what I did. Short story - ugh, levemir sucks big time for me!
But when I got back on my pump, my sugars immediately behaved and at the doctor’s office later that week, my a1c was the same as it was during my last appointment.

I know its scary and you always wonder how everything is affecting your baby, but you got this, mama! And don’t be afraid to reach out to your doctor or diabetes educator if you need help. We’re all here for you if you need to rant anymore too. As rewarding as it will be in the end, sometimes the frustrations during the process can get the better of us! :grin:

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#5

I slept through the alarm (I can be a HEAVY sleeper). But I did hear it when I was about to wake up.

#6

Hi! I’m feeling ok. I’m 19 weeks along and I still get morning sickness. Trying to take it day by day. I managed to lower my a1c from 7.3 to 6.8. Trying to get it lower. My new concern is pre-eclampsia, lol. My doctor wants me to take baby aspirin, but I’m afraid to take it because I’ve had stomach ulcers/bleeding for years when I was in college. I’m not sure if the aspirin will cause any gastro distress, but I will call my doctor this week to address my concerns. Thanks for the reply! :hugs:

#7

Eating lots of protein has been shown to help prevent pre-e. As diabetics, this should be easy for us! My doula told me 100g a day. I haven’t measured, but I’m pretty sure I get close. I don’t tend to have blood pressure problems normally, but I’m always right where I need to be when I’m at the doctor’s office, thankfully. And if I’m a bit high, I just tell them that traffic was stressing me out and they check it again before I leave.

Keep in mind, a pregnant woman’s bp does tend to rise a bit naturally towards the end of her pregnancy. Makes sense right? With all that extra weight of the baby and blood flow going on. I’m not sure of the limits, so if you’re concerned you might do some research & talk to your doctor too.

That being said I’ve been eating WAY more carbs than I used to, just because I’ve been SO hungry and they’re there and easy to grab. But my a1c was down to 5.2 still which was amazing!