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Diabetes and Morning Sickness

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Posted: Apr 21, 2009 9:42
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  • Diabetes and Morning Sickness

    I'm finding out quickly that the hardest thing about being diabetic and pregnant (for me, at least) isn't the testing, adjusting, bolusing or carb counting.  It's not being so easily able to snack to stave off "morning" sickness.  Morning?  HA!  If only.

    Being that I wasn't diagnosed until my third trimester with my son ("gestational" at the time) I was free the first trimester to basically live off of Saltines to keep me from feeling SO horrible.  Now I have to think about every little thing that goes into my mouth.  I can't feel sick and just dig into the package of crackers and munch a few until I feel better.  I've gotta count them out, check the label (if it's a kind I'm not familiar with), test my sugar, figure out insulin/punch the carbs into my meter and then test two hours later.  If I eat say three of five and feel better but feel like I can't eat anymore...I have to force them down or risk going low later.  And I have to do this about every half hour because any longer and I start feeling nauseous again.

    I just got a call back from my OB's office and they recommended a couple of things that could help.  One of them is taking a B6 vitamin twice a day with half a Unisom in the morning and at night.  I'm not sure about this sleeping pill in the morning thing.  I'm tired enough as it is!

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  • By: FatCatAnna: Apr, 21, 2009 11:11 AM

    I'm like you - wouldn't be too keen on the Unisom.  Anything that makes me more tired - hmmm - I'd perhaps seek something else.  Have you talked to any other diabetics that have gone thru' the same problem?  I know for some - morning sickness only last for a certain period of the pregnancy - and then goes away.  How was it for your last pregnancy?

    Hang in there Trisha - you've got us all out here behind you.  I posted a blog the other day (Trying to get pregnant (not me!!! - sigh) about who is trying to get pregnant - but first dealing with lowering her A1C's from their present level.  Check out what I wrote if you have time (I am holding back on my "polite" response to Doris ).

    April 21, 2009 - 10:58 a.m.


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