Daily (mom) life with diabetes and no gluten

Category Closed loop during pregnancy

Posts about my personal experience with a diy closed loop during pregnancy with type 1 diabetes

Pregnancy – hypo bonanza (week 8-10)

Pregnancy with type 1; you hear about the big babies, about the extra risks you put yourself and your baby through, the impossible insulin resistance. I wasn’t so prepared for all the hypo’s… I read in my pregnancy and type… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – the first endo visit (week 8)

After confirming the presence of baby I called my endocrinologist the next day to schedule an appointment. Four weeks earlier I had a ‘regular’ appointment, the first time since looping. I have never been scared to visit my endo but… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – the beginning (week 7)

It’s 4:00 a.m. and I wake up having to use the restroom. Yesterday I realized my last cycle was 7 weeks ago. Nothing too absurd, it’s happened before. But last week hubby and I had a little spat which brought… Continue Reading →

Labor of love and loop – part 2; loop tips & tricks

First off, due to the wonderful guest post from Gem I did not feel I forgot to pack anything. The most thankful item of her list was a socket extension, as she stated, most hospital beds do not have a… Continue Reading →

Looping through labor – Guest post Gem (UK)

In preparation for my own birth I asked around the closed loop & pregnancy facebook group for other ladies willing to share their stories. Here is a guest post from Gem (UK) My resounding memory of my first diabetic labour… Continue Reading →

Labor of love & loop – part 1; my birth story

It is the end of December, my baby boy is almost due. My husband and I enjoy the peace and quiet, after tomorrow our lives will be changed forever. The night before our wedding, two years prior, my sugars were… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – before we realized (week 5-6)

Half way through April I started to have less of an appetite and my sugars were a bit troublesome. I figured this was because I was still trying to figure out loop, I had only started a couple of weeks… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes with a closed loop – the preparation post

Congrats! Most likely you’re reading this because you’re pregnant or trying to conceive. Spoiler alert, I’m typing this while my little one is gurgling in the play pen and happily “chatting” to the owls on the mobile above his head…. Continue Reading →

Closing the loop – looping for dummies

Looping is the next big thing in the diabetes world at the moment. But even for me, whilst I work in science and am used to some of this mumbo-jumbo, it was difficult to dive in. You literally get dropped… Continue Reading →

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