So I had a positive at home pregnancy test on Wednesday, which was confirmed with a blood test. This was good validation for me because my blood sugars had been driving me crazy for at least a week, despite my best efforts to keep them in check. I’ve been running a consistent temp basal of 120% and doubling my boluses, with everything still running higher and spiking after meals. Multiple times I’ve changed my site thinking perhaps that was the issue, without that making much of a difference.
The pregnancy is great news - we just started trying, so we were hopeful but not really expecting it to happen this quickly. But I’m just trying to find a way to manage this. It makes me a little nervous to have these spikes that sit at around 150-170 for two hours without budging. So I’ve started an aggressive approach of way overestimating what I think I’ll need, bolusing, and then treating the low later if it happens, to try to avoid the major spike.
I’m meeting with the diabetes educator this week and hopefully she’ll have some good guidance.