So today I had my doctor's appointment. I'll be 29 weeks tomorrow and am already on 100 units of insulin a day. With my last baby I was 100 units at 38 weeks. So as we've already established, each pregnancy the diabetes gets "worse or harder to control." Weeell, even though I know that insulin intake doesn't matter as much as blood sugar control, I still need to hear it from a doctor who agrees (with that evidence based fact) and can encourage this pregnant momma.
So my sweet doctor (Dr. R) said, "Rachel, you could be on 200 units a day and that doesn't concern me. It's keeping your blood sugar levels in tight control that is more important. The insulin amount is fine. You are fine. Baby is fine."
ahhhhh.. Thank you! I knew (in my head) that fact before I walked into his office, but needed it to effect my behavior. you see, I have gained 12 lbs in the past five weeks (the most I've ever gained in a pregnancy.. in that short of time) because my bs numbers have been too high. And they were too high because I was "afraid" to increase my insulin, thinking that for sure I did not need to have that much insulin. Why? Well honestly, bc of my peers. The people who don't understand that beyond a perfect diet, there are pregnant people whose pancreas stops producing for their bodies. It's like the people that have never had a strong willed child, trying to convince you that the techniques that worked for their passive child will work on yours.
Sorry, tangent over. All that to say, once the facts are evaluated, and words of encouragement are given, without fear mongering attached to them.. this pregnant momma has peace.
thank you doctor!