Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

WELCOME PREGNANT MOMS-TO-BE!!

After posting your introduction or questions be sure to check out these resources for more information -

Pregnancy Health Center
Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
Help!!!!!!! Diabetic and pregnant
avatar
keda_peanut_brandi posted:
I am Type 1 diabetic (I was diagnosed when I was a teenager and take insulin.)Last night was horrible!!!! I can do anything that you can do while you are awake but while I am sleeping. I woke up with a low so ate a spoonful of frosting, but later on I woke up while eating cookies and drinking milk, As soon as I realized that I was eating cookies I stopped, I finished the milk, took about 5 units to cover (I ate a whole package!!!!) Later on I woke up me cause my hand was caught on something and I couldn't figure out to get it uncaught. It turned out it was my box of Special K crackers, Empty!!!! I took about 3 more units to cover the box of crackers and went back to sleep, well later on I woke up feeling high so I took 3 more units and the feeling went away, but alas after all of the fast acting I took My sugar was way way High this morning when I checked it, and I know that is not good at all for the baby. I usuallytake sleeping pills and haven't slept eaten in a long time, but I haven't been taking them because I don't know if they are safe for the baby. I take Unisom. what can I do to prevent this from happening again?
Reply
 
avatar
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Keda and Welcome -

Yikes! Is this something that happens often? Please talk with your doctor about a plan to monitor and maintain good levels during your pregnancy.

I see you have connected with the our other moms-to-be over on Pregnancy 1st Trimester . Hopefully you can continue to network, make friends and share your experience.

You may be familiar with most of this info, Diabetes and Pregnancy , but wanted to share just in case.

Congratulations,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
 
avatar
keda_peanut_brandi replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Elizabeth,
I have been looking for stuff about it but haven't been able to find it. I seems to only happen when I do not take my sleeping pill. I haven't taken them since I found out I was pregnant. I haven't done it again (Thank Heavens.) My first appointment is on the 8th of October. Thank you for the link.


Featuring Experts

Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN and mother, is the founder of McMoyler Method. As a specialist in labor and delivery nursing for more than 20 years, McMoyler ...More

Health Insurance in Your State

Learn about plans, benefits, and costs in your state's Marketplace.

From WebMD

Helpful Tips

'Tummy Time’ May Not Be NeededExpert
According to a recent article in Parents Magazine, a new study, published in May in the journal Early Human Development, suggests that ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 3 found this helpful