I'm 20 years old, and have had type 1 diabetes since I was 9. This is my first pregnancy and was a surprise for my fiance and I. 15 weeks 3 days pregnant.
I've been reading some posts from GD women, but there seems to be some differences with blood sugars and carb counting and whatnot.
My blood sugars are supposed to be between 60 and 100, under 120 two hours after meals. I haven't really had too much trouble with that except for once in a while I will have a blood sugar of over 200 for no apparent reason. And my doctor has banned me from juice so it doesn't spike my blood sugar.
Before I found out I was pregnant (most of my first trimester) my blood sugars were a little higher, A1C of 8.0 so around 170-180s. I am now terrified of birth defects from that first critical developmental period for organs with high blood sugar.
Now my problem is having low blood sugar sometimes and not being able to feel it. For the past 11 years, going under 70 was considered sorta low, under 60 low, and below 50 terrible. I now often have blood sugars in the 50s, which is pretty normal now. I've had to train myself to ignore the "low feeling" and now, I can be in the 40s, even 30s and feel fine.
So I guess I'm just letting everything out, and asking if there are any other type 1s out there, if anyone had problems with lows, or if anyone else is scared of birth defects from high blood sugar?
Sorry this is so long.