Category Archives: Pregnancy

Weeks 30-34: the end is in sight

As you can probably guess from the four week gap between posts, this growing new life whilst playing at being a pancreas business is pretty exhausting, hence the radio silence. But no news is good news, all is well. Baby is measuring the right size and is kicking away. HbA1c remains at 5.1%. And I’m just… Read More »

The 28 week scan

We’ve just returned from the 28 week scan and the news is good. I’m delighted to say that our child is perfectly average. She’s hovering around the 50th percentile for size and weight, which is just what we wanted to hear. I feel a bit like she’s been on a WeightWatcher’s plan since conception there’s… Read More »

Weeks 24-26: almost like a holiday

As we hurtle towards the end of the second trimester things seem to be going well (she says touching wood, holding a lucky rabbit’s foot and looking round wildly for a leprechaun). Insulin requirements are creeping up pretty continuously now and I’m adjusting basals and carb ratios a couple of times a week to keep… Read More »

Words: handle with care

Medicine is full of hazardous things. Dangerous drugs, sharp objects, nasty viruses. But when it comes to chronic diseases, sometimes words are one of the most potentially treacherous tools available to a healthcare team. This is my plea to all healthcare professionals… Dealing with a pregnant diabetic is admittedly a bit like juggling with lit… Read More »