Hi Emily! I'm twenty years old and my fiancé and I have been talking about trying to start a family too! It has also been a huge dream of mine to be a mother and I could not be more excited to have found someone who is supportive of my T1D and is willing to go through this struggle with me.
I recently had an appointment with my endo and he was telling me to think of other options to start a family, like adoption. I think adoption is a beautiful thing and of course it is an option for me, however its such a big deal for me to have a child. I went to see my OBGYN and she encouraged me to try to conceive a child! She really helped me to understand that it is something that can be done but it was up to me to make it happen. She explained that I needed to try to bring my A1C as close to 6 as possible to have a healthy pregnancy.
The last time I had my A1C checked it wasn't quite there but I've gotten a CGM to help me better manage it and it is making a huge difference.
I think the thing that is helping me the most is knowing that this is all going to be for my child and once he or she is born the struggle i went through to get them here won't even matter.
Since my fiancé and I have been talking about starting a family I have heard so many success stories of women with T1D and it gives me a lot of hope to know that there are so many women who have been through it. It is definitely a possibility for us and as long as we keep that ultimate goal in our minds we can make it happen! I wish you the best of luck on this journey and I hope to hear some good news in the near future!!!
T1D since 2003