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Old 09-23-2012, 03:02   #1
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Hi guys I'm 22 years old, have been diabetic for 12 yrs, have no children somewhat due to the fear of complications with my diabetes. My last A1c was 7.4 which isn't horrible considering my many stressful tasks I'm managing right now. I seldom have a BG level above 300 but wake up lots of times with my BG in the 40's I take Novolog and Lantus and adjust as needed myself glad I found this forum and thanks for any of u that read, reply, or welcome me

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Hi I have been a type 1 for almost 41 years. Children are possible if you work closely with your endo. Most recommend using a pump while pregnant and maybe even a cgms. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:18   #3
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Cgms? And I have had issues with the pumps before, I had one that decided to up and delete my basal rates one day and I couldn't understand y I couldn't seem to get my sugar under 400, until two weeks later when I went into ketoacidosis shock so those aren't an option for me anymore, but thanks for the optimism on the children subject and for welcoming me to the forum

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Hello Elizabeth, welcome! Do you have a copy of the book "Using Insulin" by John Walsh? It is an excellent guide for insulin dependent diabetics.

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 67 years of diabetes, I am very healthy. If you can get your A1c as low as 6.5 you will be very likely to have a long, healthy life. Good luck to you in the months ahead.

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I cant say I do have a copy of that book, but I will definantly have to get Ahold of one, thanks for the recommendation

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You are too young to be worried about kids yet! I had mine at 18 and 21. I wish someone had told me to wait a while. LOL. I was diagnosed back in 95 and was of course a pregnant diabetic. If you listen to any advice at all, listen to this. Make a plan with your Dr. They will help you reach your healthiest level before you get pregnant. Each pregnancy needs to be planned. It seems like it could be overwhelming, but it can be done.

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I don't mean get pregnant right away lol but I've been married for over four years, am working on my second degree as is my husband, and in the process of buying a house, so naturally- the next step is baby thank u for the advice, I will definantly keep that in mind.

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Excellent game plan! I wish you the best of luck!!

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Thank u

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I would reccomend that you and your endo discuss an insulin pump. Mine has done wonders for my control and I have Type 1 now for 62 years. It has given me a new lease on life.

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