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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 05:42 AM   11
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Wow, thanks for that. That's so helpful to know. I really want to do my best with eating the right things. I'll try and incorporate your suggestions.

Is all cereal bad? I'll miss my morning cereal with hot milk lol.
Not all cereal is bad ...but... Most have lots of sugar in, same with low fat yoghurts. If you like it then the bran flakes and things like that are good, I think it tastes like cardboard but each to their own



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2017, 05:29 AM   12
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I had GD and even if you do have it, there is still a lot you can eat.... and knowing how to pair things. Peanut butter is like a staple. The only bread I could eat without spiking my sugars was Sarah Lee 45 calorie bread (didn't taste bad at all) and I ate a lot of egg salad sandwiches lol ... cheese sticks, small portions of fruits like a bunch of grapes or small banana with peanut butter .... sugar free pudding as a dessert...

It'll be a little tougher since your a vegetarian, but don't think you have to cut out carbs... it's about moderation and pairing them and finding what works for you. I found I couldn't eat any white potato but for some reason a small portion of red potato was okay.

Just eat healthy and don't worry too much right now about the test until you take it. Baby will be fine :-)



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2017, 13:37 PM   13
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Thank you so much. Really appreciate your response. Still feel nervous about it all but I'm trying to eat healthier and at least the midwife will be testing me in March. Fingers crossed all is okay!



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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 15:06 PM   14
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If you do get diagnosed, it's not the end of the world GD is different from type 1 and 2, carbs are actually essential for bubs growth and development. But it's about choosing the right type of low GI carbs that keep your blood sugars stable.

You often hear people say they got fine levels while eating white bread, deserts, potatoes etc. This is because they have spiked their levels early by eating high GI then crashed, and they test their sugars during the crash. So they think their levels are stable. It's actually very dangerous for baby as they have to produce their own insulin to compensate and they can have complications after birth.

Hopefully you don't have it! But I have found it to be a blessing in disguise to be honest, and it's great not putting on weight in pregnancy



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 01:57 AM   15
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If you do get diagnosed, it's not the end of the world GD is different from type 1 and 2, carbs are actually essential for bubs growth and development. But it's about choosing the right type of low GI carbs that keep your blood sugars stable.

You often hear people say they got fine levels while eating white bread, deserts, potatoes etc. This is because they have spiked their levels early by eating high GI then crashed, and they test their sugars during the crash. So they think their levels are stable. It's actually very dangerous for baby as they have to produce their own insulin to compensate and they can have complications after birth.

Hopefully you don't have it! But I have found it to be a blessing in disguise to be honest, and it's great not putting on weight in pregnancy
Thanks so much for that. I appreciate it.
I'm just trying to adapt my diet and doing well so far (I think!?!) I'm still hoping I don't have it, but I've managed to stop all the anxiety I had about it. Me worrying was silly really. I can only do my best.



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Old Jan 18th, 2017, 15:30 PM   16
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If you do get diagnosed, it's not the end of the world GD is different from type 1 and 2, carbs are actually essential for bubs growth and development. But it's about choosing the right type of low GI carbs that keep your blood sugars stable.

You often hear people say they got fine levels while eating white bread, deserts, potatoes etc. This is because they have spiked their levels early by eating high GI then crashed, and they test their sugars during the crash. So they think their levels are stable. It's actually very dangerous for baby as they have to produce their own insulin to compensate and they can have complications after birth.

Hopefully you don't have it! But I have found it to be a blessing in disguise to be honest, and it's great not putting on weight in pregnancy
Thanks so much for that. I appreciate it.
I'm just trying to adapt my diet and doing well so far (I think!?!) I'm still hoping I don't have it, but I've managed to stop all the anxiety I had about it. Me worrying was silly really. I can only do my best.
Absolutely! I hope you don't have it either. I was absolutely devastated when diagnosed, they found out early at 19 weeks. I didn't have it in my previous pregnancy. But where I live, it's becoming common as they have decreased the range of diagnosis as there is a better outcome for mum and babies. It did take me a few weeks to come to terms with it though. Best of luck!



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 16:54 PM   17
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I was told a few weeks ago that because I have PCOS I have a raised risk of Gestational Diabetes.

I'm now over 4 months pregnant but they won't test me until 6 months pregnant, she said that was normal time to test.

But it's ruining my peace of mind right now. I'm just feeling sure I have it and it's making me so nervous instead of relaxing and enjoying my pregnancy. I worry about adapting to a low carb diet in the sense that I'm vegetarian and so many of my meals used to be veg and carb based. More than that, just worried about risk to baby. I haven't had increased thirst and I've felt generally well and been exercising - however I do need to urinate a lot.

I worry about getting my diet safe, I worry about my baby being harmed. I'm very frustrated I have to wait another two and half months to be tested
Almost exactly the same here! I have PCOS, I'm overweight and woori d about GD too. I have a few more symptoms, excessive thirst, really tired and frequently urinating. I'm also vegetarian and would love more tips on healthy eating if I do end up with GD.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 06:07 AM   18
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Why don't you just get a drug store glucose monitor and you can check yourself every so often for peace of mind. That's what I did during my pregnancy. I have PCOS and family history of diabetes so I was worried, but I actually never got it. But checking myself helped me feel better.



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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 06:09 AM   19
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https://www.amazon.com/Diabetes-Test...53E4SAVPB3MBJB

There were cheaper ones too but here for $32 it has the meter, strips, and lancer.



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