Pregnancy, A1c, And Type 1 Diabetic Women

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  1. N40

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    How does pregnancy affect the A1C in a type 1 diabetic? Does the red blood cell lives less, thereby making an A1c accurate?
     
  2. Kkocher95

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    Pregnancy doesn't affect a1c unless you are not properly taking care of your sugars. In the first trimester you do not need as much insulin so be prepared to run low. As you progress through your pregnancy you will begin to need more and more insulin. Your doctor should monitor you weekly. I had to increase mine basil rates almost weekly. A big sign for when they baby is coming is a drop
    In sugars as the placenta resistance is much lower and your body absorbs the insulin easier.
     

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