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type 1 diabetes and pregnancy

Pregnancy Progress

Infertility and Pregnancy By November 13, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day.  While my best friend’s baby shower is this weekend and I’ll be busy preparing for and helping with that event, I know there are lots of events taking place to celebrate the big, blue circle (including the Big Blue Test … more on that later). But today is just another day in diabetes management, and it happens to…


Two Heartbeats on D-Blog Day

Infertility and Pregnancy By November 9, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

The first time we saw him (or her), it was at the emergency room back in Connecticut.  We were only seven weeks into the pregnancy and barely had caught our breath from finding out when the bleeding happened and I panicked.  We spent five hours in the emergency room, poked and prodded and with an IV line at the ready,…


Lovenox, Heparin, and WTF

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family, Infertility and Pregnancy By November 4, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

During my endocrinologist appointment last week, I brought up that itchy, scratchy Lovenox rash to my OB/GYN, Dr. T.  And she wasn’t comfortable with how my body reacted.   “That rash is from two weeks ago?  How does it feel now?” “Less itchy, that’s for sure.  But it got all hivey and wouldn’t relax, not for about a week.  It itched like…


Diabetes, Lovenox, and Bathroom Jane Fonda

Infertility and Pregnancy By October 22, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

The flight to Las Vegas from Boston is a long one – six hours on the way there and five on the way back.  I talked with my doctors before taking the flight, and being pregnant, I’m dealing with an increased threat of deep vein thrombosis.  The Factor V Leiden gene in my body is also a red flag, so these longs flights…


Some Pregnancy (and Diabetes) Stuff

Infertility and Pregnancy By October 21, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Do you know how hard it was to not tell you guys I am pregnant?  Sitting on that information for three months was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done.  There were SO MANY questions I wanted to ask, and so many stories I wanted to share, but I knew it was best to keep my mouth shut until…


Vegas, (with my) Baby. Vegas

Infertility and Pregnancy, Traveling By October 20, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

In addition to participating in the BlogWorldExpo medblogger track, I spent an extra day in Las Vegas with my husband, checking out the sights.    Yes, I went to Vegas for the first time, married and pregnant. (Something tells me I should have made that journey a bit earlier in my life.) So now that the pregnancy is out there, I can…


Dear Baby

Diabetes and Family, Infertility and Pregnancy By October 14, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Dear Baby, I’ve been thinking about you for a long time. My doctors told me it would be a challenge to have you.  They said that diabetes would be a tricky hurdle as I planned for you.  They said you might not happen.  There were so many reasons to be scared and so many reasons to doubt, but I never gave…