So, I'm 30 weeks pregnant. All of a sudden I'm getting unexpected lows mid-late morning.
My fasting numbers have gone up and I've needed to increase my nighttime basal (am now up to 20 units, but with no apparent lows (better test a few times during the night to be sure with the current goings on), but cut my daytime basal already from 26 to 20 units in the last few days.....
Went to bed last night at 97 (with a little unbolused food on board, so I could have gone higher overnight).
Fasting today 8 am: 91 (ok, though a little higher than I'd like)
Breakfast: bolus with humalog 8 units - 2 1/2 hours later at 10:30 = 92. Ok! Great! Should be perfect! In the past when I take humalog where-ever I am 2 hours after a meal I tend to still be there a few hours later.
1 1/2 hours later I start shaking and suspect a low and I'm 56!
Maybe baby is taking much more energy than before? Leaving less for me??
I haven't really increased what I eat and am trying not to eat too much, as my obe told me I'm only allowed to gain 5 lbs for the rest of the pregnancy (15 lbs is my total 'allowance' as I started off close to obese and I'm diabetic), which = only about 1/2 lb a week, which I am going to find really hard to stick with. :( She is very concerned that the baby stays within the normal growth curve (at last visit baby was 70ile and I was cautioned to be even more careful). But baby should be gaining about 1/2 lb a week by this stage of pregnancy - which mean all the weight has to go to her, not me.
Guess I'm going to have to either cut the daytime basal further, start having a small snack about 2 hours after eating / suck a piece of candy mid-morning.
I am so looking forward to getting my body back in another 2 months!