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I may not be diabetic, but in connection to my fiance, i guess you could say i am by default.
over the coarse of the past 3 years of getting to know my soon to be wife but 7 months of actually getting to know each other. The closer we are coming to that day of the start of spending the rest of our lives together, so many other concerns and understandable worries must be dealt with.


So i am Here, after researching here and there, quite honestly about how we will deal with life after marriage, whether if it is sexual or day to day living. i am finding that because of advancement in the medical and science world regarding type 1 mellitus, Many are coping well with this condition due to healthy living choices, and proper BS management.

I myself live with my own disorders ( don't we all )
and we've both found it a source of empathy when it comes to understanding about dealing with the illnesses we face.

currently the topic on my mind lately has been on the affect of contraceptives have on type 1'ers, obviously to be discussed with her Endo, and I'm actually so fortunate, that my Sister-in law happened to be a Endo practitioner herself, but until, the family met her was i able to put 2 and 2 together and realize how much of a blessing it is, esp for the fact that her father is type 2 diabetic , but it was only after they were married and i started dating a diabetic, how funny it kind of is... actually as I'm typing this its becoming more clearer.

anyways. so that me, my Name is Michael but my Fiance, Amy calls me Chow Mein.

perhaps ill tell you all our story about wonderful highs and the terrible lows, that we've had to face, ( a metaphor perhaps all of you know too well)

Until then, its nice to meet you all. take care,
CM
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As far as I know, a healthy woman with diabetes should be able to take most birth control pills fairly safely. I have heard of a a slight difference in blood sugar that they were able to compensate for with slight adjustment in insulin. There might be a slightly increased risk for some complications of diabetes simply because the pill itself carries some of these same risks. Women who take the pill and smoke, are more likely to experience high blood pressure or blood clotting. There are also several forms of non-hormonal birth control available to choose from. She should bring this up with her gynecologist and her endo to get the best advice for her.

Good luck and happy to see you are already thinking ahead and concerned for her! Hope to see you around often :)
 

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Hi Pam, thanks for the quick reply, ummm, Amy is 28, roughly 135 lbs and is an active runner, shes very strict and stays on top of her insulin, but sometimes she gets these terrible lows outa nowhere, and most often during or just before her period, she says that her flushing lately has been a lil later than normal, and its been flushing lots., because of this does the BS drop or increase when there is a loss of blood? and if that happens, we usually try to get her some juice, but is there a better alternative? ive heard of hard candies, but i dont know which ones, cause sometimes shell have a low and now juice, but if i carried something small like candies or whatever, that would be fine.
thanks,
CM

oh a quick question, why do you take milk thistle?
do you also take any probiotics? and with bloating, due to monthly, what do you take, i gave her some slippery elm yesterday, but its funny the more i learn about women, the more elusive it seems hahaha
 

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Hi Pam, thanks for the quick reply, ummm, Amy is 28, roughly 135 lbs and is an active runner, shes very strict and stays on top of her insulin, but sometimes she gets these terrible lows outa nowhere, and most often during or just before her period, she says that her flushing lately has been a lil later than normal, and its been flushing lots., because of this does the BS drop or increase when there is a loss of blood? and if that happens, we usually try to get her some juice, but is there a better alternative? ive heard of hard candies, but i dont know which ones, cause sometimes shell have a low and now juice, but if i carried something small like candies or whatever, that would be fine.
thanks,
CM

oh a quick question, why do you take milk thistle?
do you also take any probiotics? and with bloating, due to monthly, what do you take, i gave her some slippery elm yesterday, but its funny the more i learn about women, the more elusive it seems hahaha
Hormones can affect our blood sugars, as well as even stress...so around that month things can get a little different. Sounds like she is doing a good job keeping on top of her blood sugar though.

I take milk thistle because I had some slightly elevated liver enzymes. They are normal now but I keep taking it since I have read a few articles of studies that have shown a benefit of it with diabetics also. :)
 

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could you send that link my way about the benifits from milk thistle and diabetics? thanks, also, i read on the forum, that some contraceptives, produce dryness and uncomfortabilaty?
as you can see im quite new to this haahah but i have no shame so i dont really care.
i just want to have a smooth honeymoon, ive also heard that t1's need to be aware or eating carbs prior, mid or post activity, and during this, should her insulin pump be taken off while doing "activities"?
 

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could you send that link my way about the benifits from milk thistle and diabetics? thanks, also, i read on the forum, that some contraceptives, produce dryness and uncomfortabilaty?
as you can see im quite new to this haahah but i have no shame so i dont really care.
i just want to have a smooth honeymoon, ive also heard that t1's need to be aware or eating carbs prior, mid or post activity, and during this, should her insulin pump be taken off while doing "activities"?
Here is one article... Milk Thistle May Help Treat Diabetes

Oral contraceptives are made from hormones...so yes that is possible.

Whether or not she takes her pump off is really up to her and how her blood sugar is at the time. Honestly, I don't usually take mine off. I use the longer tubing so I just sort of toss it off to the side and it mostly doesn't bother me. It can even make for some amusing moments sometimes LOL OK that was TMI I am sure...but...you asked!
 
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hahah @ "amusing moments",
im afraid accidently of ripping it off... supposedly thats not nice, oh well lol TMI or not, we live in the real world with real situations, funny things happen and if you cant laugh about it, why live?

also you didnt say anything about the food thing during mid or post, is it like " OH! food intermission!" lol?
 

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hahah @ "amusing moments",
im afraid accidently of ripping it off... supposedly thats not nice, oh well lol TMI or not, we live in the real world with real situations, funny things happen and if you cant laugh about it, why live?

also you didnt say anything about the food thing during mid or post, is it like " OH! food intermission!" lol?
depends on what her blood sugar is before going to bed. I dont usually have an issue with it. Only a few times did I need a small glass of milk. try glucose tablets, or glucose gel...even cake frosting in small tubes. All of these are great options for any sort of exercise activity.
 

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I may not be diabetic, but in connection to my fiance, i guess you could say i am by default.
over the coarse of the past 3 years of getting to know my soon to be wife but 7 months of actually getting to know each other. The closer we are coming to that day of the start of spending the rest of our lives together, so many other concerns and understandable worries must be dealt with.


So i am Here, after researching here and there, quite honestly about how we will deal with life after marriage, whether if it is sexual or day to day living. i am finding that because of advancement in the medical and science world regarding type 1 mellitus, Many are coping well with this condition due to healthy living choices, and proper BS management.

I myself live with my own disorders ( don't we all )
and we've both found it a source of empathy when it comes to understanding about dealing with the illnesses we face.

currently the topic on my mind lately has been on the affect of contraceptives have on type 1'ers, obviously to be discussed with her Endo, and I'm actually so fortunate, that my Sister-in law happened to be a Endo practitioner herself, but until, the family met her was i able to put 2 and 2 together and realize how much of a blessing it is, esp for the fact that her father is type 2 diabetic , but it was only after they were married and i started dating a diabetic, how funny it kind of is... actually as I'm typing this its becoming more clearer.

anyways. so that me, my Name is Michael but my Fiance, Amy calls me Chow Mein.

perhaps ill tell you all our story about wonderful highs and the terrible lows, that we've had to face, ( a metaphor perhaps all of you know too well)

Until then, its nice to meet you all. take care,
CM
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Welcome to Diabetes Forum! Glad to have you on board! Sounds like Pam is able to answer your questions. I think that it is wonderful that you want to learn more about Amy's diabetes. I needed surgery in my early 30's for a female disorder and I have never had to worry about birth control and diabetes. I hope that the other female forum members can jump in here and give you further information. Visit often and we would love to hear about any experience that you want to share.
 

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Welcome, Michael . . . I'm no help for you either, since I'm far too old for any of these feminine problems. But I'm glad you found our forum, and if Amy would like to join us too, it would be delightful!

Take care and visit often!
 

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Michael, you are right, type 1 diabetics are living longer, assuming they take very good care of themselves. I have been type 1 since 1945, when I was 6. There are 750 type 1 diabetics participating in a study at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. All of them, including me, have been type 1 for 50 years or more. None of the participants have any serious diabetes complications.

I have read about diabetics disconnecting their pumps before sexual activity. That should be safe unless the activity continues for a long time. Taking a small bolus befor disconnecting might help, unless the blood sugar is somewhat low beforehand.
 

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Hi,

This is on a similar but slightly different note..

I have just gone off the contraceptive pill (about 2 weeks ago) and my sugar levels have drooped!! I Injected about 7 Units of Humalog with meals and have come down to 3 Units. Is this normal? I was shocked at how much it went down by! I had a few very scary hypos too.

I have been on the pill for years and was on it when I was diagnosed. So I am expecting to learn a lot more about my body in the near future. Highs/lows when you have your period.
 
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