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October 13, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #979843
Health- In one of her previous posts Rebbitzen wrote that she’s looking for a learning boy ..doesnt sound like he’ll be in medicine but just for the record I happen to be a health science student and a Diabetic so he might not know less than me after all :)-
Rebbitzen- I dunno if the ten pounds will make a difference cuz everyone’s body is different…the main thing about pregnancy and diabetes is that your numbers have to VERY GOOD right before conception and then throughout the entire pregnancy its definitely not easy! I’m nervous about it too. The main thing is to get your numbers under control for urself! because you wanna live a long and healthy life iyh dont worry about the boys Hashem will work it out! They’ll only hear whatever he wants them to hear.October 13, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #979844
hey! that’s weird i was responding to Health’s post. Where’d it go?October 13, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #979845
i’m also really nervous about pregnancy but when i asked my doc abt it she said that diabetics usually have a safer and healthier pregnancy than others because they’re so controlled. you work with a nutrtionist and are very closely monitored and then there is no reason why we can’t have as many kids as we like…. it’s just a scary thought because it is unknown to us! i think we just have to do our best and trust Hashem…October 14, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am #979846frumladygitMember
The worst Part about diabetic pregnancies is that they DO NOT allow you to carry past term, and some are even careful to induce you before term. There is a risk of the baby dying in diabetics, one for some reason they are not sure of, and secondly the placenta “ages” faster than in a regular woman. When that happens the baby does not receive oxygen and nutrients normally.
So having said all that, a diabetic pregnancy is more likely to have more interventions such as C-sec or induction. As you get around 37 or 38 weeks, its a good idea to start doing things to get you in labor. Some suggestions would be : accupunture, walking 2 miles a day, evening primrose oil placed internally, drinking blue/black cohosh tea (don’t quote me-see a herbalist), try castor oil, have a midwife stretch and sweep your membranes.
If you try to go into labor naturally it can save the induction and or a C-sec. I had diabetes in all my pregnancies and controlled my sugars near perfectly because I tested my sugar about 2x an hour.October 14, 2010 1:44 am at 1:44 am #979847
thanks! i appreciate it! and by the way..yes i am looking for a learning boy..but one that is not naive and oblivious to the world…so i hope he’ll take an interest in my diabetes…October 14, 2010 3:58 am at 3:58 am #979848
yup doesnt seem like those types are so rampant in the shidduch world lol..we’ll find ours soon iyh dont worry! But i wouldnt consider a boy naive if he didnt know what A1c’s were before he met me..October 14, 2010 4:31 am at 4:31 am #979849
no…i dont expect him to know that…but to know that its important to have it under control doesnt seem so far fetched…October 14, 2010 8:02 am at 8:02 am #979850
Allsgr8 -They deleted it, but don’t ask me why. What is a health-science student?October 14, 2010 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #979851
rebbitzen- o for sure!! and for our own good its better if our hubbys know how to help us stay under control…i guess that’s one more thing to daven for 🙂
health- haven’t you been boasting about being a health science student ever since u joined the forum here? i guess u shld know what it is and if ur trying to test me ..go fly a kite (i was gonna say jump in the lake but im trying to be nice. )October 14, 2010 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #979852
haha allsgr8 you read my mind i was thinking the same thing!October 14, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #979853
talking abt husbands, anyone ever have those moments when you doubt on what you’ll end up getting, or even when? (diabetes wise)Of course it’s all bashert… but still…October 14, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #979854
allsgr8 -put it this way -what level are you going to be on -practicing, eg. MD,DO,NP,PA or under them, eg. RN,LPN,NA,MA or something else?October 14, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm #979855
i think we all do… diabetics and non diabetics alike… doubt is part of life.
for me i doubt that anyone can “accept” it though there’s nothing to be accepting. i also feel like no one will be able to help and understand as my mother can because she’s been there the whole time.. idk the whole shidduch thing is hard enough without diabetesOctober 15, 2010 1:13 am at 1:13 am #979856
Healh- I prefer not to share such information here. thank you
Forever1- like coffefan said- We all have those moments!!
but i dont think that having D should make us feel more like that. Maybe we needed to get D in order for us to marry the right guy. Who knows?October 15, 2010 4:26 am at 4:26 am #979857
allsgr8 -Since I put it in two general groups, it doesn’t even come close to revealing anything private.October 15, 2010 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #979858
Hi everyone! I just got back from my checkup with my endo and my A1c is 6.9 bh! I wish it was lower but im blaming it on yom tov! lol the doc said shes heard that excuse this week a couple of times!
so she wants me to bring it down to 6.3 so that i can live till 100! I told her that i eat rice often with supper and she said i shld totally cut it out and eat ww bread instead and ill be 6.3 by my next visit. You think it will work?October 15, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #979859
i dunno about the ww bread..i have celiac…so all i could eat is rice…but my hba1c is like 7.9! i’m so jealous!!!!!!!!!!! and nervous about shidduchim!!!! :)…my sister was very thirsty, and going to the bathroom a lot..so we took her test, and it was 134. i hope e/t is ok..we took her to the doctor and he took a urine and blood test..but my gosh! i hope she doesnt have to go thru this.October 16, 2010 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #979860Rachel RebeccaMember
Type 2 diabetes is reversible based on work at UCLA.
The Diabetes Foundation has corrupt connections to the drug industry.
“What happens if a physician or other person speaks up about these conflicts of interest? What happens to the proverbial whistle-blower?
“Intimidating phone calls and direct threats, for starters.
Traditional Chinese medicine has value for treating diabetes.
But there are bills in the Senate – S 510 and S 3767 – put there by the pharmaceutical industry that would remove all supplements – from Chinese herbal remedies to vitamins. This is how threatened the drug companies are by treatments that can actually treat diabetes harmlessly – versus their Avandia which has caused over 80,000 heart attacks so far but the FDA won’t take it off the market and has approved testing it on kids.
Here is a Jewish cardiologist on the stunning value on one supplement (one you will lose if these bills go through).
Yale found that friendly bacteria, such as is found in unpasteurized milk, is preventive of type 1 diabetes and that we have overdone “hygiene” to an unhealthy degree.
There is value in germs
http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2009/12/germs.htmlOctober 17, 2010 1:10 am at 1:10 am #979861
Rebbitzen- oy I hope ur sister is gonna be okay iyh!! she must be very nervous especially cuz she sees what u go thru!! How old is she?
isnt it weird though that she would have all of those symtoms with just 135? when i was diagnosed and was having the symptoms my number was around 600 when i got to the ER. I was feeling really bad for a couple of days but 135 is not that high (If i felt that way whenever i was 135 yikes! that would be bad!) i wld prob live in the bathroom lol.
Keep us updated on ur sister.
She should have a refuah sheleimah!!!October 17, 2010 6:23 am at 6:23 am #979862
so…i dont know any more details…she’s 16. the doctor thinks its a virus…hopefully he’s right! i’m much more nervous than she is oddly enough…October 17, 2010 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #979863
reb- that is understandable to me actuaaly (that you are more nervous) because you know how it is to live with diabetes and i’m syre you don’t want that for her…. she doesn’t know like you do so she’s prob not AS nervous!
keep us posted!October 17, 2010 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #979864
Are any of you girls going to the FWD shabbaton?October 17, 2010 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #979865
so the doctor said all the tests came back ok..so he’s assuming its a virus B”H!!!!!!!!!!! hope he’s right…October 18, 2010 2:31 am at 2:31 am #979866
i didn’t know there was one.. but i’m not going anyways so i guess it doesn’t matterOctober 18, 2010 2:48 am at 2:48 am #979867
Rebbitzen- Oh BH!! I am so happy to hear that! thank you for keeping me updated I was worried 🙂
Coffefan- just curious..why arent you going? did u ever go before? I’ve never gone and arent planning on going either but I was wondering if anyone else goes…October 18, 2010 3:59 am at 3:59 am #979868
reb- BH!!!!! i’m so happy to hear that! funny how the virus manifested itself with the same symptoms….
allsgr8- idk why i don’t go i’m just not tthe type to go myself without a friend or family member i tend to be shy with new people and i’m not a good at socializing (spelling?) but they are supposed to be amazing!!October 18, 2010 5:30 am at 5:30 am #979869
I don’t think I’ll be going either…October 18, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #979870
Coffefan- ye i know what you mean..im not goin cuz noone knows about it (oy if i say that again lol) and im not about to make it public at this stage in my life..get it?
But i wish there was a way for us all here to get together I wanna meet u ppl so badly!
forever1- you go to sleep too late! why r u posting at 2 am! lolOctober 18, 2010 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #979871
allsgr8, lol, yeah, I’m sort of running after time:(
I also wish to meet you all, a little afternoon gettogether wouldn’t be bad. It’s not so public so it shoulnd’t be a problem for the secrecy part.October 18, 2010 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #979872
i dont want to go anymore either…i am a little old for this stuff..i went for a while when i was first diagnosed..i really had a great time..but now…not so interested..October 18, 2010 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #979873
i wish we cld get a hold of eachother too! i think it would be nice to have friends that really understand what we go through! oh well i guess this will have to be enough for nowOctober 18, 2010 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #979874
Maybe we cld set up a place and time for us to meet.if the mods let..Mods???
The prob is getting my parents to let..theyre not gonna be thrilled about it that much i know for sure! I’m not even sure they know i post here..lol they know i read all the posts though..October 18, 2010 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #979875
maybe the mods could give us eachother’s email address and we could just be ion touch that way….October 18, 2010 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #979876
hey! are we all in brooklyn though?October 18, 2010 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #979877
i amOctober 18, 2010 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #979878
email sounds right, or maybe we can make use of that FWD girls group on yahoo.October 18, 2010 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #979879
how would we use the group thingy? also, rabbi meisels is making a shabbaton 4 the girls so i dunno if he’ll want us to do it…
I like the email idea best..October 18, 2010 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #979880
me too so how do we do that?!?!?!?October 18, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #979881
Dunno how we can do the email thing:(
the group is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FWD-Girls and it’s supposed to be moderated by Rabbi Meisels. I came acroos this a couple of yrs ago but there were no posts there. I wonder if it’s still applicable.October 18, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #979882
ok here’s my newest prblem….for the past few days i have been having very high blood sugars, and nothing i do will bring it down. i feel like i am resisting the insulin. i have been bolusing extra for the carbs i eat, i put a temporary basal rate (+15%) and changed my pump ( a few times already…). for example, last night i went to bed at 95 (the only good number for the day) i woke up at 315. i corrected 12 units instead of the 8 it normally would have needed. i had an eggwhite for breakfast (which normally i wouldn’t need insulin for) and a coffee. i bolused 6 units for that instead of the 3 i normally take, yet when i tested 3 hours later my sugar was 271!! i feel like i am resiting the insulin and i’m afraid it’s just going to drop very low when my body decides to accept all the extra insulin i am taking! this has been going on for a few days! (yesterday was a high of 415!!!) what am i supposed to do? do you have any idea what is wrong???October 18, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #979883
CF -call your Doc. This isn’t a simple general medical question!October 18, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #979884
could it be a bad batch of insulin? (u know i always blame it on that!)October 19, 2010 2:10 am at 2:10 am #979885
yeah, maybe try a new bottle of insulin.
I’m also having a bad day today. started last night with 250 and no insulin would bring it down. After work today I was 280 with an arrow up. Changed my set, put a temp basal overcorrected and only now w/o any carbs am I finally 140 with an arrow down. Im starting to think it’s related to lack of sleep, I had the same thing friday.October 19, 2010 2:27 am at 2:27 am #979886
forever1- in ur case i wouldnt be surprised if it was related to sleep based on the time you post here =)
Happens to be a good hypothesis though, I wonder if its true, it really makes sense..im gonna start paying attention to that.October 19, 2010 2:30 am at 2:30 am #979887number1Member
Over all these years I never had something like that until recently. Took me a couple of days to realize it might be a bad batch of insulin. Changed the insulin bottle and all was well BH.October 19, 2010 3:23 am at 3:23 am #979888
ok so now i put the pump in a brand new place that i haven’t put it on in a while… i also stopped eating (allsgr8’s suggestion last time this happened but this time i wont eat at all) and changed isulin bottles and now it’s 118!!!! it’s the weirdest thing that it happened! emailed my doc (the only waty to get a hold of her….) and now waiting to see what she says cuz i know that as soon as i start eating it’s gonna go nuts!! i wonder if it’s a lack of sleep cuz i haven’t been sleeping well at all. i will iyh ask my doctor about that theory….. it’s crazy at times like this i HATE HATE this “thing” (i don’t want to call it a disease…) i guess we just have to daven that Hashem help us in controlling….October 19, 2010 4:02 am at 4:02 am #979889
Welcome number1!October 19, 2010 4:59 am at 4:59 am #979890
I NO HOW YOU FEEL! I ALSO HATE IT! (AND BTW, I’M NOT FROM BROOKLYN)October 19, 2010 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #979891
CF- BH im so happy that ur doing better!! I know exactly how you feel but you definitely have the right attitude!!!
Rebbitzen- seems like ur one of the only out of towners on the board here! 🙂October 19, 2010 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #979892
not so outa town :)…but according to brooklyners i guess i am!
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