Ok, here’s the situation. I am about 11 weeks pregnant (or should be), but the baby has stopped growing. I’m waiting for a miscarriage - soon I hope - else my obe wants to do a D&C.
I told my endo. He told me now that I’m ‘not’ pregnant any more, I should stop my insulin. That was given as an instruction by email last night.
I was pretty upset to see this message. Couldn’t sleep for hours. He has forgotten that I started on the insulin 2 months before I got pregnant, and we don’t know what type of diabetes I have. HE is assuming it’s gestational. I am pretty sure it’s not!
I have to follow his instruction. And monitor the results. SO at least he and I both know.
I have been taking about 30 units of insulin a day now. And I haven’t been having lows that weren’t easily caught - and I have been having highs if I eat wrongly (I got my all time high of 214 @ 1 hr, 178 @ 2 hrs three days ago after some rice and fruit with lunch - i was starving, but it wasn’t a huge meal either!!)
So I presume I am going to have a problem eating at all if I just stop the insulin as I’ve been instructed to do.
Advice dear people!
I assume that high blood sugars for a few days (up to a week to 10 days - until I can get in to see him personally) are not catastropic healthywise, even if they are distressing. The key will be to record exactly what I eat (I will eat as low carb as I can)… and to record my blood sugars to show him.
I just plan not to eat at all if my sugars are over 90 at any time (my target range had been 70 - 120).
If my numbers get up to 300 range (I sure hope not) I will be texting him with that result and not waiting.
I will get the results for the Anti-GAD on Tuesday (self-ordered without his consent). If they are positive it should be clear. If they are negative. Not so.
If I am type 2, at least very low carb with calorie restriction should result in weight loss, reduced insulin resistance and better control.
A week of this and a c-peptide should also be very revealing!
I don’t want to change doctors. I want to educate this one. He knows my very complicated history.