I know the risks for us older moms-to-be are especially emphasized, but as someone else advised another anxious poster on this board a few days ago,
>>Now my next obstacle is to tell my older sister who is very judgemental.
What insulin pump to you wear? I wear the Medtronic. Boy, how kind of you to let them adjust your pump -- I do it all by myself. But, that's only because I have zero confidence in the diabetic team here in my town. I was trained on the pump by a team of endocrinologists and nurses (about 13 years ago now) at the University of Pennsylvania whom I respected immensely. I now live in a tiny, rinky dink town in Northern Ontario that has just one endocrinologist (whom I also don't exactly like) and one team of diabetes nurse educators. I swear it's a conspiracy; all they do is recite stuff anyone can find on the internet. The folks at the Univ of Penn (in conjunction with a dedicated nurse educator from Medtronic) factored in variables affecting BG, basal rates, and boluses that I don't think the folks here even know of, LOL! I hate to sound like a know-it-all, but I have more confidence in my ability to adjust my pump than I do in theirs. I hope your situation is different and you're please with the team working with you just as I once was.
You have a great attitude. It's natural to be worried and scared about your baby, especially when you have a medical condition to contend with. I catch myself sometimes thinking about the potential effects my diabetes could have have on my baby but then I realize that all I can do is the best I can do to control it AND I try to find comfort in the fact that so far, every screening and/or test I've had has come back with flying colors. And, of course, I look at my girls and know that everything can -- AND PROBABLY WILL BE -- OK. You'll get through this and I bet everything will be just fine. It'll feel like an eternity (I think that's true with any pregnancy -- at least with all of mine, LOL!), but you'll do it. Lean on us whenever you want to. The ladies here are awesome!