does anyone have experience with getting pregnant when their A1C is over 6.0?
i will never be one of those diabetics that is able to get it that low. i've come to terms with it, i've gone 16years with pretty high A1Cs(before i went on lantus/novorapid i never went under 9.8) and the closest i've gotten it was 7.6(on the pump after 3months i got it to 7.4 but i was having no less than 3 lows a week..). i have no complications to date and my bloodwork always comes back perfect.
i've been pregnant twice, but kept neither due to a miscarriage the first time(incomplete pregnancy i was told caused that) and the second being in a very unideal situation(dumped alcoholic/coke head boyfriend + his fucked up family and moved out of our place two weeks before finding out). i doubt i'll have trouble actually getting pregnant, the women in my family are pretty fertile and due to the fact i was on the pill for the first, and had stopped the pill only a week before for the second(gave me morning sickness for two months straight, wasn't put on anything right away)..my doctors agree!
the problem is, i dont have a regular pattern to my levels. everyday is different, everyday is a different extreme, even as my life becomes more regular/less random with work, life and eating. i'm working really hard right now to get my a1c back to 7.6 at least, since my last four were 9.9, 9.8, 8.4 and 7.6 at the beginning..but i really don't think i'll EVER get it down to 6.0.
the pump wasn't the best option to fix this, as my insulin needs seem to change on a daily basis, figuring out a basal that would work one day but not cause me to drop repeatedly the next, was near impossible. my bloodsugar isn't enough of a pattern to determine what days i need more, what days i need less. even with a regular schedule. i can do the exact same thing three days in a row, and get three different results.
i don't wanna end up like this girl i know who was in the maternity ICU for the WHOLE pregnancy, with a feeding tube and IVs, etc...and i realize she was in a MUCH worse state than i am now to begin with. she never took care of her diabetes, is part of the reason i don't mix with diabetics very often in my life other than online, and was already in and out of the ER on a weekly basis for years leading up to this final pregnancy(she's had a lot of miscarriages and abortions..she has some issues with needing love that comes from her fucked up family life). she was on so many meds, the baby has to be put into NICU to get weened off the medication! he's doing fine and she's since had her tubes tied(due to her endo telling her another pregnancy could kill her)..but it still don't wanna risk having anything like that happen.
have any of you gone through a pregnancy, had an alright time(aka avoided 99% of the above story), had a healthy baby and had your A1C higher than 6.0 before/during the pregnancy?