Saturday, July 3, 2010

Guest post at Talking Blood Glucose

Today I have the honour of guest-posting at Talking Blood Glucose for Sam.

Pop over and check it out now :)

Thanks Sam!


  1. I commented over there, but thought I'd write my comment here too:

    I am type 1, been diagnosed for just 3.5 years (since I was 21). I have a health 9 month old and a second baby on the way.

    With baby #1, my A1C was 7.1 and climbed 0.1 units every month throughout the pregnancy.

    With baby #2, my a1c started at 8.3, and is now 6.9 within 3 months. Doctors are thrilled with this number - any number under 7 is the goal. So I think your 6.7 is terrific.

    I dont have a pump for the same reasons you listed: I dont want to be connected to something 24/7 and it's wayyyyy expensive. I looked into it at the beginning of my first pregnancy, but was told I'd have to fast and stuff to get it set up, and I didnt think I could do that while pregnant. I'd find out what the process to getting it set up would be like. If I were ever going to get a pump, it would NOT be while pregnant.

    Anyways, those are just my thoughts.

  2. Hey!! Great guest post!!

    From the opposite perspective and take it or leave it- I absolutely LOVE my insulin pump. I did MDI's for about a year and I bruised so badly and didn't have the freedom I wanted. About a year into diagnosis, I started on my insulin pump. Yes, I had the same fears as everyone does- being attached to something 24/7 sounds defeating and ridiculous, but in reality has been life changing. It is expensive, but I was fortunate enough to have insurance cover 80% and within the past 5 years, my benefits are even greater so I have a chance to upgrade at a reasonable cost. At any rate, don't let the attachment scare you- you can take it off for what I call "the three S's"- Shower, Swimming, and Sex! The set up to get started was pretty intense, but well worth it once you get started. As someone looking to get pregnant as well, I think it will make it very manageable and you can look at trends with CGM as well which will hopefully be helpful.

    This is just my perspective, but ultimately, you just need to decide what is right for you, but don't let it scare you! Adventures are fun!

    Thanks for sharing and being so vulnerable to people's opinions!