diabetes and pregnancy

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Lonna
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   Posted 9/6/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
have any of you moms had experience with a pregnancy where the A1C was 8 about the time you got pregnant? My daughter is in this situation but her glucose readings are good now. She's 12 wks along and ultrasounds look very good but she was told she was at risk of having a baby with heart or neural tube defect based only on the A1C. This is very upsetting and I was hoping for some encouraging words to pass her way. Thanks, Lonna
DX: lupus, headaches, hairloss, lipoatrophy, high blood pressure, allergies, chemical sensitivities, sun sensitivity,  neuropathy in hands and feet
 
Meds: cellcept, prednisone 7mg, cozaar, effexor, trazodone, lunesta, vicodin, volteran, imitrex nasal for migraines, nasonex and astelin for allergies.


Claire-Bear
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   Posted 9/7/2006 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lonna,

I can't personally say about this one but I hope someone with similar experience can give some input. 

Claire x


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/13/2006 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Lonna,
I did some net research on this and the results were a bit difficult to understand. There has been a corellation established between the complications that were explained to you and uncontrolled blood glucose. There is a lot of study still going on in this area so at this point I can't offer much help... It's possible that the person who made this statement to your daughter is trying to cover all the bases but I can't see how this information helps her. It only adds stress to the pregnancy and won't change the outcome. Unless this medical person was proposing terminating the pregnancy I can't understand why this kind of information was given to your daughter when it is too late to go back in time and change her sugars. Only time will tell what will be, but unless there is something indicating a problem I would stick with the hope that all will be well.

I'm sending prayers your way ( and I hope this won't offend you) for your daughter, you and your new grandchild in the process of getting made.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


spooky
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   Posted 9/14/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Lonna,

High HbA1c values before AND DURING pregnancy are associated with problems.We can't do anything about the value 8 your daughter had before pregnancy,but you must tell her that DAILY SELF-MONITORING OF BLOOD GLUCOSE FROM NOW ON WILL LEAD TO A MUCH BETTER OUTCOME AND THAT'S A SOLID FACT!
I had to butt in with this,because iam a man who cares.Tell your daughter to take care from now on and things should be fine.

Post Edited (spooky) : 9/14/2006 6:36:12 AM (GMT-6)


Lonna
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   Posted 9/14/2006 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Claire, Jeannie and Spooky
Things are looking better for the health of the baby. More tests were done and things look good. With these high risk pregnancys they do every test in the book and in her past pregnancys that was OK because they all came back 'just great'. Her last doctor was very upbeat and didn't even know why a doctor would tell her that. They have ruled out major heart or neural tube defects. Her glucose levels have been great since and she has a wonderful team of specialists working with her. We are very optomistic. Thank you for your caring Jeannie and your prayers, they are very welcome. And Spooky, thanks for caring enough in your words to 'butt in', I appreciate it so much. Claire you too!! As you can tell I'm active in the lupus forum. The healingwell site is really wonderful. take care, Lonna
DX: lupus, headaches, hairloss, lipoatrophy, high blood pressure, allergies, chemical sensitivities, sun sensitivity,  neuropathy in hands and feet
 
Meds: cellcept, prednisone 7mg, cozaar, effexor, trazodone, lunesta, vicodin, volteran, imitrex nasal for migraines, nasonex and astelin for allergies.


Claire-Bear
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   Posted 9/15/2006 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Lonna,

Great news!  I'm really pleased for you and your family!  Keep us updated on how everything goes. :-)

Claire x

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