I must say that I thought I had control of my diabetes before the birth of our son and I do. Nothing prepared me for the adrenaline rush of childbirth however. I learned that adrenaline is not nice to those that live with diabetes, I had known this before but my mind went to other places while in the labor room. I also made some rookie mistakes, my blood sugar shot up to 300 three times while Kate was in different stages of delivery. Each time I took a little bit of insulin and when our baby was not born my blood sugar would crash and I would have a low of about 60 that would need attention.
What I learned was that I can go almost two days without food and my blood sugar would be fine. I owe that to accomplishment to my insulin pump. Paired with my CGM the insulin pump did all of the work and kept me in range. I overreacted when I saw my blood sugar start climbing but for the most part I was hanging out in my normal range while waiting for the little guy to enter the world.
A special thank you to a close friend for all of the help and suggestions before, during, and after the birth of our son. Your words of wisdom helped so much. A note to anyone living with diabetes that is helping their wife, always have a snack bag with you!! The last thing you want to worry about is a low or high blood sugar during the birth of a son or daughter.