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RE: [IPk] coeliac

Hi Gemma

congratulations on the pregnancy.  Lets hope its only one baby and not twins!!!
Only joking.  When I was pregnant with my twins my GP was looking after me in
the early weeks and said that he was pretty sure that it wasn't twins, as I
 wasn't big enough and that he had twins, (a boy and girl) and wouldn't wish
on anyone!  I am sure he didn't mean it. LOL  I had awful morning sickness
(morning, noon and night)!  through all my pregnancies, so I hope that you dont
feel too sick.

 Sasha wasn't on a pump when she was diagnosed with coeliac but we were having
give the insulin 30 minutes after she had eaten. even high GI food .  That
indicates how much of an absorption problem there was.  We were also only using
Actrapid or mixtards which really need injecting 30 minutes before eating.  Had
 she been on a pump I guess we would have just kept decreasing the basal rate
not realising what was going on.  After beginning the coeliac diet she started
to need the insulin adjusting within a couple of weeks and by the end of 4 to 6
weeks we moved on to Direct acting insulin Novorapid and injected that with
meals.  These days we try to give the breakfast Novorapid about 10 minutes
before she eats.  The other meals she has the insulin with the meals, unless we
have tested 10 minutes before the meal and been able to give the insulin early
if she is high.  I reckon by about 2 -3 months the absorption was probably near
to normal again.  However sometimes adults can take longer to heal.
Its fortunate that you found out about the coeliac now as I am sure that your
baby may not have received the nourishment needed, or that what usually happens
is the "pregnancy" takes all its needs from your body  possibly leaving you
without certain vitamins and minerals.

Let us know how thing progress.

Kind Regards

Jackie Jacombs mum of Sasha aged 12, diagnosed 1999, twin sister Rebecca both
coeliac, two older girls, Nicki and Danni, husband Terry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Gemma Carvia
> Sent: 16 June 2006 18:10
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IPk] coeliac
> Hi Jackie
> Thanks very much for your message. It is true that i had to change the
> basals already but there is too much going on at the minute with my body as
> I fund out I was coeliac and pregnant at the same time. I suffer from many
> hypos due to my pregnancy anyway so my basals are lower.
> It is so much easier to deal with hypos now. It was a nightmare before! My
> levels go up within 10-15min and I have noticed that I go high sky after
> meals, I am learning not to extend so much now.
> How did you find the basals for your kid? Did she have to increase or
> decrease? I guess decrease as the boluses to cover for the meals were bigger
> and less sugar was left wandering to be picked up by the basal. that is how
> I feel, I eat, I cover my meals and I am clean again! i never had that
> feeling before.
> Thank-you all for informing me about this desease. Thanks to all of you and
> other friends the doctors thought it could be coeliac and I am much better
> now, even though I am exhausted in my week 9 of pregnancy!
> Take care
> Gema
> >From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: RE: [IPk] coeliac Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 15:31:43 +0100
> >
> >Hi Gemma
> >
> >
> >
> >I know that having coeliac isn't good news, but we were having such
> >unpredictable hypos that took a long time to reverse that things were so
> >much
> >better on the gluten free diet.
> >
> >I hope you will stop having the scary hypos when you are driving.  There
> >was a
> >  noticeable difference in Sasha's blood glucose levels within 4 weeks.
> >Very soon
> >you will probably find that you will have to change your basal patterns and
> >bolus more insulin with meals.  You may even find that you need to bolus
> >10-15
> >minutes before breakfast (if you have cereal /GF toast) otherwise you will
> >be
> >spiking up high.  Though for people who may have had coeliac for some time
> >it
> >may take months or so before the gut has healed.
> >
> >
> >Kind Regards
> >
> >Jackie Jacombs mum of Sasha aged 12, diagnosed 1999, twin sister Rebecca
> >both
> >coeliac, two older girls, Nicki and Danni, husband Terry
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Hi
> > > i wanted to thank you allin this website who gave me information about
> > > coeliac. I have been diagnosed with it now, one of the scans was very
> > > positive! I have started my new diet now and it seems easy so far,
> >although
> > > I still have to do lots of reading!
> > > It is like a new project! I am happy I have been diagnosed as my sugar
> > > levels are much better now and I don't feel that horrible sickness!
> > > Gema
> > >
> > > >From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
> > > >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > > >To: <email @ redacted>
> > > >Subject: RE: [IPk] hypos recovery time
> > > >Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:22:30 +0100
> > > >
> > > >Hi Brian
> > > >
> > > >
> > > contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> >
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