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Re: [IPk] Re: Pregnancy and the pump



Hi Kate,

Thanks for the mail.

I have been a diabetic just over a year now, my doctor has never thought of
me coming off my insulin before now.

I stopped my insulin a week ago tomorrow and touch wood I'm not having any
problems, it's just so nice not to have to inject myself 4 times aday.

I went for a scan yesterday and everything is fine, the baby weighs 2lb 10
ozs and the baby had a big smile on it's face, which was lovely to see.

I hope everything is well with you.
Take care
Bev
----- Original Message -----
From: Kate Clapham <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Pregnancy and the pump


> Hello Bev,
>
> Sounds as if you are having a busy time... How long have you been
diabetic?
>
> I came off insulin for 10 weeks about 6 months after I was originally
> diagnosed - they called it a honeymoon period then (about 22 years ago!)
> Luckily I was on a BDA holiday at the time, so there were people there to
> monitor me.  It was very difficult to go back on to injections when my
> pancreas gave up completely - I'd convinced myself it had all been a big
> mistake!
>
> I have spoken to a couple of other women whose blood sugars fell during
> pregnancy - I think that the important thing is that each of has to do
what
> is right for our own situation - I really hope you manage without insulin
> after the baby is born - you'll have to let us know how you go on
>
> Good Luck!
>
> Kate
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