I’m Alyssa, but you can call me Cee. I have been a type 1 diabetic (T1D) since 2001, so for about 16 years I’ve been struggling with how to manage my health with this chronic disease. You could say that my grasp on controlling things was lack luster to say the least; I’ve been hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) four, Yes, I know FOUR, times. I have been on multiple daily injection (MDI), insulin pens, and the insulin pump to help me control my diabetes. My carb counting has been MEH, if you even want to call it that. My hemoglobin A1C has been dismal. Then there was a click. Like a lot of women I know, I want to have kids someday, and myself I would say it is a life goal for me. I am coming up on my one year anniversary with my husband and this is something that we are both wanting, so what better reason to get my ish together than creating a family, a future with my best friend.
In a nutshell that is what this blog is about: My road to better control of my T1D so that I can get pregnant. Outside of blogger Kerri Sparling at Six Until Me, finding a journey/information on T1D and pregnancy has been tough. I was able to find a couple of YouTubers capture their pregnancies, but it wasn’t quite the picture I was looking for: While having these three outlooks give me a good insight and hope to having a healthy pregnancy being high risk, these ladies for the most part had a great handle on their diabetes, something that I needed to work on. So I figured ‘Hey, I’ve spent so much time trying to find this information, why not do it myself?’ I’m sure I’m not the only T1D who is on a journey to a “high-risk” pregnancy and better control. So Being Betic is going to outline that journey for me and all of my other adventures as being a diabetic. Plus I feel like reporting to this blog will help hold me accountable for my actions, both good and bad.
So hold on tight as we ride the roller coaster of a type 1 diabetic’s life! And if you feel there is someone who could use the motivation or information be sure to send them over! There is nothing like having someone to go through rough times with!