Re: [IP] question for diabetic mommies
I too took symlin during my second pregnancy and had a lot of morning sickness.
The nausea would often times leave me not being able to finish a meal which
often made me go low. My doctor suggested that I bolus AFTER I finish my meal
and not before. It seemed to help a little and once I got out of my first
trimester things got much much better. I hope you feel better soon.
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When I was pg and had morning and all day sickness, I was told to have many
snacks during the day and before bed. The doc didn't like me running too low
so he had me raise the target bg range to stay between 100-160-that seemed
When I was low, I have also learned not to force myself to eat-then it will
come up. Take little sips of juice or have a icing tube on hand to squirt a
little bit at a time in your mouth.
My recent prescription of Symlin reminded me of having morning sickness,
being so hungry that even cooking made me nauseated. My diabetes educator
reminded me to snack frequently and eat only one large meal per day until I
got used to my increased dose.
PS Babies with lots of hair cause mom to have morning sickness!
> I'm about 6 weeks pg with my 3rd child, and having morning sickness a lot
> worse then I had with the others. I'm throwing up at least once in the am
> and then all day long feeling nauseated and weak. It's really hard to
> carbs and bolus insulin when I throw up or can't manage to eat a whole
> serving, and sometimes I feel so sick and am just trying to get down some
> saltines, that I end up forgetting how much I ate. And when I do low the
> nausea is worse, so it's very hard to treat a low. My bg's are swinging
> like crazy and I don't know what to do about it. The OB suggested ginger
> pills, ginger ale, and OTC Emetrol, but nothing is working. Any
> suggestions? Thanks
> Julie Murphy
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