Reclaim your Rise Podcast

109. Navigating Infertility and IVF with T1D with KC Gurbuz

March 5, 2024

For today’s guest, Risely group coaching graduate KC Gurbuz, getting diagnosed with undiagnosed infertility was another major life challenge to navigate with T1D. On today’s episode, KC walks through her experience with the IVF process and how she managed her diabetes through it. We go into all of it: from what her numbers looked like, to the mental health challenge, to food journaling, and finally holding her sweet baby in her arms. 

Time Stamps:  

  • (03:14) Running a half marathon in range post DCB
  • (06:43) Moving from restrictive to less restrictive 
  • (08:37) When they decided to have a baby and interviewing your doctors team
  • (09:56) Diabetes management and deciding when to conceive 
  • (11:30) Her husband’s role 
  • (14:09) The start of infertility treatments
  • (16:27) Mental health, infertility, & gratitude 
  • (18:19) Rates of success and the process
  • (22:25) “Checking the box of challenge”
  • (25:13) Managing her numbers during treatments
  • (29:25) The “two week wait”
  • (30:45) Respecting her body and perspective 
  • (31:45) What grounded her for pregnancy
  • (32:36) One of the first signs you're pregnant as a diabetic and ow pregnancy affects your numbers
  • (33:45) Food journaling while pregnant
  • (36:30) Is coaching better before or during pregnancy?
  • (38:00) The support of  DCB community mamas
  • (39:00) IVF, Preeclampsia and Diabetes
  • (40:17) Her postpartum experience 
  • (41:28) Gratitude and Grace
  • (44:03) KC’s advice for infertility & IVF

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Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan.

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