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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 03:22 AM   1
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GD... again, starting insulin, so hungry


So this is my second pregnancy and I was tested early this time and tested positive for Gestational Diabetes (again). I had it with my son but they found out so late in my pregnancy it was hard to control with diet.

I have been careful since I got pregnant knowing I could get GD again but it didn't seem to stave it off. I am getting my level 2 ultrasound today (thursday) and am being started on insulin already.

I literally watch every morsel I put in my body and read every label for everything and I still need insulin. I feel so upset about this. I am also scared because a day ago my sugars were completely eratic for 24 hours spiking and dropping suddenly for no reason other than my body must hate me

I am following the diabetic diet and eating what I am supposed to and I am just hungry all the time even after I've just eaten a meal. Is the hunger normal? I feel weak and lethargic so much I feel like I am not eating enough.

Has anyone had an issue with extreme hunger while following a diabetic diet and will it stop?!



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:47 AM   2
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Don't know- but I also have GD (just diagnosed, on 1 week monitoring before they decide if I need meds) and am absolutely starving all the time, doesn't matter if my sugar is high or not.

My sugars spiked after breakfast this morning, so am planning to have a protein only snack mid morning and am counting down the minutes till I can have it

So I know how hard it is and I'm sending hugs your way!



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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 11:03 AM   3
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Type 1 diabetic here.. I am starving constantly too but try and eat frees when u get hungry! It helps a lot. Ive gotten to the point where I cant eat any carbs before lunch or my sugars wont come down until 2-3pm :/ its hard but we'll worth it in the end!!



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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 23:02 PM   4
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I agree it will be worth it when I have my little bunny in my arms happy and healthy! I do eat free things all the time. My diabetic nurse today told me I can increase my protein as well to help keep me full.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 11:28 AM   5
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I haven't found myself hungry with the eating plan I was given , I was told to add more snacks to my day.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2012, 19:50 PM   6
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When i went on insulin i ate what i wanted (though not sugary things) just meant i wasn't starving all the time, can you not increase dose and eat more? I started insulin at 24 weeks along because i hadn't gained any weight due to low carbing (was underweight to start with) so i was relieved in a way when i went on insulin i could eat more



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2012, 20:12 PM   7
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can you not increase dose and eat more?
No I cannot do that. I have a specific diet I have to stick to. If I increase my carbs my sugars go up. If I eat between my meal and my glucose testing my sugars aren't accurate which can be dangerous. I can add protein but there need to be gaps between my meals and snacks and my intake needs to be spaced a certain way. This is the general diabetic diet that all diabetics are told to follow.

I really wouldn't want to have to take more insulin than I need to or extra shots. My aunt used to do that (she was diabetic type 2 permanant). She actually died from complications of her diabetes because she would eat too much and just increase her insulin.



 
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