High Risk Pregnancy - Diabetes Type 2 ? Insulin Requirements?

Dec 16, 2013

I have type 2 diabetes and I am pregnant. I need to know about pregnancy insulin requirements. Some of my friends tell me I need more insulin and other tell me I should stay the same. Is there anyone out that is pregnant or was pregnant that has/had diabetes type 2? I'm a little concerned about this and not sure what to do. My husbands tells me I'm a worry wart especially about my pregnancy but I don't think he realizes that being diabetic and and being pregnant is high-risk business.

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2 hour OGTT results:

Fasting glucose, insulin: 79 mg/dL, 2.5 uIU/mL

75 g glucose, then (glucose, insulin):

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+1:00: 83 mg/dL, 17.5 uIU/mL
+2:00: 56 mg/dL, 6.4 uIU/mL

A1c: 5.2% (weird, if my blood sugar is so "normal")

* highlighted = out of lab range

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