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How To Get Pregnant With Type 1 Diabetes (all The Lifestyle Tips)

Who recognizes the name Lyrehca from the blog Managing the Sweetness Within, chronicling one woman's efforts to get and stay pregnant while dealing with her lifelong type 1 diabetes? Yes, you guessed it: Lyrehca is coming out of the closet as herself, Cheryl Alkon, now-author of the forthcoming book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Today, Lyrehca (er, Cheryl) shares a brief version of her story, and some don't-miss tips on diabetes and pregnancy. A Guest Post by Cheryl Alkon, D-blogger and Author When I first thought about trying to get pregnant, almost five years ago, I did everything I was supposed to do: I stepped up visits to my endocrinologist for pre-pregnancy consults I worked to get my blood sugar numbers into the tight ranges recommended for pregnancy I saw my eye doctor to check my eyes for any longterm damage from diabetes and learned how pregnancy might affect them I ate better and took prenatal vitamins I also looked everywhere for books and websites about the subject and I soon met with the maternal-fetal medicine specialist who worked with my endocrinologist at my hospital's diabetes and pregnancy program. Despite excellent b Continue reading >>

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  1. NewdestinyX

    Replacement option to Gatorade (for electrolytes)?

    The Northeast corridor of the US has been experiencing a very hot and rainless summer. Before my dx a year ago 7/15 -- I used to drink Gatorade like water. So I rarely experienced dehydration. This summer I've been careful to drink a lot of water -- but naturally I haven't wanted to suck on Gatorade bottles because of all the sugar. They don't make sugar-free Gatorade. But I have been having a lot of the classic symptoms of dehydration these last few weeks as it's gotten so beastly hot and dry. No matter how much water I drink.. - the letharic and slight stomach ache and slight headache and malaise that's classic dehydration feeling.. Pastey mouth..
    It occurred to me that you don't only need the H2O aspect of liquid but you also need to replenish electrolytes which Gatorade has. I think that's 'potassium'? Or is electrolytes its own chemical make up?
    Anyway.. I remember when I presented in the ER where they found my T2 -- they were puzzled that I had very low potassium levels which is not usual for T2's necessarily.
    But my question is -- what do we T2's drink or take when we're dehydrated and in need of electolytes? Are their Splenda or Nutrasweet drinks out there we can have?
    I personally get heart palps from Nutrasweet -- so I only use Splenda or Saccharin or Stevia.
    But any Gatorade-type drinks y'all know of - that are SugarFree?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. TracyFL

    Yep, Powerade Zero. Tastes pretty good and it's cheaper than Gatorade, too

  3. NewdestinyX

    Originally Posted by TracyFL
    Yep, Powerade Zero. Tastes pretty good and it's cheaper than Gatorade, too Probably with Nutrasweet though.. Right? And is there any caffeine in the Powerades?
    Thanks!

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