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    Default Any other T1 Diabetic mums out there?

    This is my first pregnancy, and after nearly 30 years as a T1 diabetic, I'd love to get in touch with some other T1 mums who are keen to chat during the next 7 months :-) I have so many questions and would appreciate hearing how things went for other T1s. Thanks!!

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    Hi I'm T1 as well I'm a mum to be tho so waiting patiently( or impatiently really) I'm 29 weeks. I've had diabetes for 16 almost 17 years... N I'm on a pump. There are a few t1 mums floating around the hub... How far along are you? I don't no if I'm any help with questions but always up for a chat

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    I'm a type 1 diabetic mum!! My story is a little different as I was only diagnosed last August I was 19? weeks pregnant when the dx was confirmed. If you have a great OB/endo team it makes things so much easier!

    Good luck!!

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    im a T1 diabetic too. I hav 2 healthy kids n a 3rd on the way

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    im a type 1 and have been for 25+ years, have one baby and lost sight in one eye as my body couldnt handle being oregnant. no existing retinopathy before pregnancy and great control. bith eyes had retinal detachments after miss 6 was born and right eye couldnt be saved even with 4 surgeries. Was advised to have my tubes tied as next time could lose the other eye. We did it but i really hate not being able to ave any more babies as I always wanted a large family

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    Hi CountryMama
    Ive been type 1 for almost 20years. I'm now 31 and 11weeks into my first pregnancy.

    soo exciting, now that im almost at 12 weeks im starting to feel like its a bit more real!

    Sorry i wont be able to give any advice because this is all super new to me..

    Still waiting for my first ob appointment. I am going public because theres only a few private obs in my area with experience in T1 and they were all booked up.

    Take care and looking forward to chatting with you!

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    Leettabean, far out, you poor thing, that is my worst nightmare

    I have been Type 1 for 17 years this year. We had our first beautiful bub in January and the pregnancy certainly wasn't without its challenges. Miss A ended up in special care for 2 weeks, she was born at 35 weeks. She is all good now though. If you want to chat or have any other questions feel free to PM me! It's sometimes good to have a real perspective rather than the doctors, they never told me how challenging it might be to have a bub.

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    Possum182 I tried to message you but it says you can't receive private messages??

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    Thanks everyone! It's so good to know I'm in good company, and that not all is doom and gloom :-)

    I've just hit the magic 12 week mark, am off for my nuchal translucency in half an hour, and had my first (public) antenatal appt last week. Same issue as you Moose81, hard in country areas to get the specialist care any other way.

    It's all becoming more 'real' and the excitement is building! How are everyone's BSLs doing? I'm finding that my response to insulin is totally weird and unpredictable. Crazy middle of the night hypos, unexplained highs (although much lower than my old version of a high, which was late 20s, now a high for me is 15/16) and odd responses to food.

    Lettabean, I had some haemorraghes (sp??) in my eyes a few years ago that went away on their own with better control, but hearing your story worries me. Glad to hear that you have a healthy bub!

    I'm also concerned about being induced at 38 weeks. Anyone else have any thoughts about this?

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    I was advised that because i had a bleed in my eyes during the pregnancy a csection was advised as the weakened blood vessels could be damaged by pushing normally. If you have preexisting they do sometimes advise it but regular checks with the eye specialist will let you know should it be needed.


 

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