Good for you for the great A1C! I highly recommend a book called “Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Your Month-to-Month Guide to Blood Sugar Management”
by Ginger Vieira & Jennifer Smith CDE.
Amazon Link here
Written by two Type 1 Diabetic moms who have had babies of their own.
I am a T1 about 5.5 weeks along w/ my first pregnancy. October is due month! I am 29 years old and was diagnosed w/ T1 at 4 years, so I have about 25 years of Diabetes behind me. I am thankful that my BGs have been very good! I am always aiming for the perfect 85, but my normal range is 70-100. For normal, healthy pregnant ladies, normal blood sugar is 60-120. I have gotten down to 57 and up to 180 once : ( right after I found out I was pregnant. But, my numbers are great MOST of the time!
I have not gotten hooked up with an OB yet, (I moved to the area recently and got married). But, I am going to do my best to have a natural birth at a birthing center - managing my own glucose levels for sure - there’s no way I’m giving that away during labor!! I have my first consultation w/ a midwife this Monday.
I would love to hear how your doing and to compare experiences with you!
So far, the main thing I’ve noticed is being extra hungry - I now need 2 eggs every morning fried w/ grass-fed gee and mushrooms, a slice of sprouted bread toast spread with coconut oil and a 1/2 cup of goat milk kefir, slice of cheese… Lol! PLUS my vitamins, probiotics, cod liver oil and now Psyllium Husk to keep my bowels moving…
Are you on a pump and cgm?
I am on the Medtronic 670G and Guardian Sensor 3 cgm - but only since October 2018.
I also recently found out that T1 moms need to be taking 2000 mcg of Folic Acid every day - not just the recommended 400! And if you have the MTHFR gene, you need to be taking the L-methylfolate kind so you body can absorb it. I have no idea if I have the gene. I get about 1000mcg of folic acid w/ my prenatal and b-complex, and 1000mcg of L-methylfolate.
If you want to read something truly inspiring about a healthy T1 birth, check this out http://www.homebirth.org.uk/victoria_diabetes.htm
I’m sorry for going on so long!
Hope you’re doing well!