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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 13:28 PM   1
kellyrae
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Type1 Insulin Pumpers & pregnant?? Any advice


Hi, I've only had my insulin pump since June so quite new to it but all is well with it.....although it took a while to adjust after 25 years of having injections!!

Anyway I was wondering if there are anymore out there who are pregnant and on an insulin pump.......we are currently ttc and i'm due to test on 4th sept

I've got one little girl already and the pregnancy was hard but my first so quite understandable.

Is the pump better for reducing hypos as i really suffered with them for day one and lost all knowledge of having them
And do you struggle to find places to put it....when your bump arrives???

Any experiences is very welcome!!!!



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 15:31 PM   2
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I have an insulin pump and a cgm. I have found that I hit veins easier because my belly is tighter and there's not as much flabbyness Lol but I haven't found it to much different to find spots! The cgm that I have is amazing for detecting when lows are going to happen because it alerts me when im going to go low.. I'm not sure about how the pump alone would change that but I do know that the pump gives more flexibility and has helped my numbers tremendously I have been on the pump for 10 years now.. this pregnancy has been slightly hard with the insulin resistance but getting better. Good luck!! Baby dust to you to get that BFP! If you need someone to talk to I'm here because I would love a buddy with type 1



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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 15:35 PM   3
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Hi, great to hear from someeone else with the same!!!! I found it so hard to find any type1's, be great to have a buddy!!!

I will keep you posted on the test



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 16:50 PM   4
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I'm t1 and using a pump and cgm. I had lows from the second I conceived my child... I never ate so many glucose tabs in my life lol.

I'm an open book so feel free to ask away!



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 16:54 PM   5
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I had extreme lows in the beginning but now its just extreme highs



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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 17:10 PM   6
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I suffered hypos all the way through, even upto 38 weeks i was still reducing my insulin

How are you both handling it with the pump....are you changing your basal rates according to what stage your at?



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 17:20 PM   7
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Yes, I should clarify... I started to see insulin resistance around 16 weeks... I've been on an uphill battle ever since, blowing through 300 units in about a day and a half.



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 17:29 PM   8
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Yes, I should clarify... I started to see insulin resistance around 16 weeks... I've been on an uphill battle ever since, blowing through 300 units in about a day and a half.
Wow that is alot of insulin!!! You must change your cartridge every other day



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 17:39 PM   9
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I do. Sometimes it's not as bad but there are some days where the resistance is just crazy



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2012, 20:20 PM   10
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I go through 300-400 easily in a day and a half changing my cartridge at least every other day. My basals have increased by 1-2 units each basal and my carb to gram ratio is now 1:5 when it used to be 1:15.. I'm still suffering with highs too. Today it got to 260 its 110 right now though! I feel so guilty my poor baby is suffering because I cant get my sugars under control today I had to give myself 38 units for a 73 gram meal :/ but it'll all be worth it in the end! I get a growth scan next week to see how big hes gotten and I'm scared to get a bad answer :/



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