Hey all. I’m 4w+3d today (good grief, I never thought I’d be able to type that!) and my blood sugars are still pushing my upper limit (170-200) especially at night. I just started on 500mg of metformin last Friday to start helping with my insulin resistance. And I basically don’t eat carbs. I have to be gluten free for my Hashimoto’s, and I discovered most of those gluten free foods really spike my blood sugar a lot, so gave them up too. So I eat pretty much a keto diet, but lately have been bolusing like it’s actual carbs.
My doctor said I’d have to quit the metformin in my second trimester anyways, so I could go ahead and quit now, but I don’t feel like I have the blood sugar control yet. I originally asked if I could get on metformin because I have been doing everything RIGHT and still can’t keep my blood sugar where it needs to be. When I first started keto, I lost about 11 lbs and had blood sugars flatlined in the 90s for several days in a row. Now? Ha ha, yeah right. I gained those 11lbs back, plus a few. And that was BEFORE the holidays. And now I’m sure I’ll be gaining even more weight during this pregnancy, which I absolutely don’t need. (And I’m not saying that because there are 20 or 30 pounds I need to lose - I need to lose at least 50 to even be back on normal BMI charts)
Basically…what the heck am I missing?? Am I going to be the weird one (not surprising) and be fighting high blood sugars my entire pregnancy?