While I am not pregnant, I am hoping to be in the near future. I enjoy reading everyone else’s questions & answers here, it’s a nice resource, even though I am not quite there yet. I have a question is in relation to high sugars:
I know highs are a concern in pregnancy and I know you test, you correct and get on with your life. Everything I have read said it’s not the sporadic highs, but rather continuos highs over a period of time that pose problems. What is this time period? Hours?
I realize days of prolonged highs would be a major issue, but sometimes my body just doesn’t like to react to insulin right away and I have to take another correction 2hrs after the initial one because my sugars haven’t budged or gone higher. I know some can result to higher fat/protein food intake, but other times, there’s not reason for my insulin to not work (I am on a pump, so I use the wizard to avoid stacking). Last night, I had cottage cheese & strawberries; 2 hrs after eating I was 193, took a little insulin, 2 hrs after that, I was 197 - took more insulin and came down shortly after - but I was close to 200 for a couple hours. This is my biggest fear about getting pregnant not being able to come down as fast as I want.
I finally got approved for the sensor and have been wearing it for about a month - but when I am out of 100-140 range, it’s way off what my meter says - last night it said I was 160 and going down.
I have been so diligent over the last 3 months trying to get myself in the best control possible, that it’s painful to see numbers like that - before baby talk, I would be happy just to see a 100 anything.
I know I just need to test often and correct, if that means every hour, so be it - I just would like to feel less freaked out when I don’t see immediate results.