I was diagnosed as type 1 at 30. So this is familiar turf. It will take you a while to settle into your new reality, so don't rush into worrying about pregnancy. Your first job is to learn to manage your disease for yourself, before you try to add the complexity of managing through a pregnancy.
An insulin pump will give you much better control over your blood sugars than injection therapy. When you can consistently attain A1cs below 7, you'll have enough expertise in managing your disease to consider the chaos of pregnancy.
While managing this disease is never fun and never goes away, you'll get used to it and it will become more predictable. But surprises will always be a factor in your life. So be prepared, have glucose & glucagon with you at all times. Get a medic alert ID & WEAR IT. Make sure your significant others know how to help you through the ups & downs.
A first time pregnancy is a learning curve for anyone, diabetic or not. If problems come up, you'll deal with them.
It is important to make sure your blood sugars are good while pregnant and an insulin pump makes it much easier. I used a Medtronic Minimed 522 when pregnant with my son. One Touch Pings or OmniPods are the other most common brands.
I'd had diabetes for a long time (28 years) when my son was born. He is completely healthy and has no signs of diabetes. I've not had diabetes complications either.
T1 since 1977 Minimed pump since 2002
Rich....I have finally found my long lost twin??? I was born on 9-10-39 in Virginia. How about you?
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Diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. Pumping with the MM Revel. A1c = 6.1
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I was 23 when I was pregnant with my first child and diagnosed with "gestational" diabetes. Turned out it wasn't gestational, it was type 1. I struggled a lot but eventually found good control and almost immediately after got pregnant and had a healthy baby girl. Your age at diagnosis has nothing to do with whether you can have a healthy pregnancy and child. If you're well controlled there's no reason the diabetes should prevent you from having a baby. :)