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Pregnent with Type 1

Hi,
I am now pregnent 6 weeks i am T1 since 2000 i am now 23.
My Q's
1.I was not maintaining my level well
2. i checked my level last week - before food was 230 and after was 430 i was shocked.
3. Doctor said to abortion & i want to have the Baby.
4. Today my level is B4 200 & after 230.
5. Doc asked me to scan at 8th week. (for down syndrome and others)

If i want to have my baby please let me know what should i do

Please help me
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231441_tn?1333896366
Hello

there is a risk of birth defects if you have very high blood sugars in early pregnancy.  If you want this baby the best thing you can do is to tightly control blood sugars.

They like to see fasting blood sugar < 95 and 2 hours after eating < 120 and never over 140 during pregnancy.

I hope that your baby is ok.  If you do end up losing this baby, please work to get your blood sugars well under control and then you can try again.
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Thanks.

What kind of Birth defects can be expected ?

Does enough damage been done or there is a change of getting a healthy baby..

Yesterday i had lower abdomen pain this is 6th week...

if i control now is there a change of getting a healthy baby..
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231441_tn?1333896366
Hello,

how are you going?

Common birth defects with high blood sugars are damage to the heart and spinal cord.  I would think that at least the worst issues (if they exist) should be able to be seen with a high level ultrasound.

No one can know for sure if there is damage done or not.  But I'd think that if you control very well now there is still a chance that your baby is healthy.

Regardless YOU need to be healthy as well and need to work to control your diabetes well.
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Forgot to mention A1C level at 4th week was 14.3%
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231441_tn?1333896366
Hello,

the A1C of 14.3 is an average blood sugar of well over 400.  That is terribly dangerous both for you and the baby.  You could easily go into diabetic ketosis and coma at that level.

How are you doing now?  I hope your blood sugars are much lower.

Are you still pregnant?  What is your A1C now? Have you had any scans?
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Sugar level is b4 130 and after 200.

No other test taken,

Scan is not clear asked to wait for 3 more weeks (11th week)
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