If ever there was a short cut to madness, I think being pregnant and having diabetes may be it. The never ending pressure of walking a tightrope of blood sugar control, combined with the guilt of what might happen if you get it wrong could easily be overwhelming.
To try and maintain my sanity, I’ve decided to develop a coping strategy, which actually seems to be a reasonable approach to take at any time, not just during pregnancy.
- First, remember that this is perfectly possible. It’s not as if I’m trying to single-handedly land a Ford Mondeo on Jupiter. Thousands of other people have managed this successfully before me.
- I understand my diabetes (as much as anyone can) and the basics haven’t changed. So in theory I know what I’m doing. That should give me confidence.
- Blood tests must not become an opportunity for ;