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Old May 6th, 2017, 12:27 PM   11
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I hope, I am just stressed too because GD increases your risk of pre-e, which I had in my first pregnancy.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:29 AM   12
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Well I finally meet with the dietitian today! I have been keeping my food logs and have had very little trouble meeting my carb goals per meal/snack, except breakfast is usually lower on carbs than it should be.

My food diary is: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/ExistingFish

I also finally got my blood glucometer and test strips yesterday. I got in the afternoon, so my first reading was before dinner. I had an 82, which is good. 2 hours after dinner I got a 121.

Today, my fasting was 82, and 1 hour after breakfast it was 101.

My meter syncs with a handy app that looks like it will be helpful for keeping track of my carb intake and my readings.

I am feeling better about my diagnosis, less stressed. The diet is not as hard as I imagined, a lot of the stories online talk about how hard it is. Granted, I may get sick of eating the same things over....but honestly the only thing I have dropped is sugary treats and pasta. I've been able to eat everything else I normally eat, just watching my portions (eating less of carby things, measuring) and adding some other things, like nuts and more cheese. I'm developing less of a taste for sugary stuff too, all of a sudden plain yogurt doesn't taste as bad (although I have since learned flavored yogurt is okay, if you watch your portions).



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:35 AM   13
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I got my diagnosis today so I have an appointment next Thursday to get my new monitor - this will be my third monitor now. I hope mine has a snazzy app!

What are the levels you have to meet? In the U.K. It's 4-7 after eating and under 6 fasting I think. It's been three years so I need to check that guidelines haven't changed. They are more concerned with my fasting numbers than my 2 hour results.

That's good if that's all you have had to cut out, I cant eat more than 1 slice of bread or white potatoes.

It does get boring but at least you won't be doing this for the whole 9 months. I do get a bit sick of meat sometimes.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 13:04 PM   14
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I had a 4.5 fasting and a 6.7 after dinner last night and a 5.5 after breakfast (1 hr). We use mg/dl, not mmol/L.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 13:05 PM   15
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I will not know if I need to cut out more until I get morr testing, that is just carb counts I haven't been able to test my blood until yesterday afternoon.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 14:33 PM   16
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They're good numbers! I really think you'll be able to control this with diet alone. Let me know how you get on x



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 15:22 PM   17
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They're good numbers! I really think you'll be able to control this with diet alone. Let me know how you get on x
My appointment went well. She explained it will probably go well for most of the rest of my pregnancy, that the 3 hour test is meant to simulate what would happen later in your pregnancy. My test numbers were not outrageous either.

Hopefully we will be able to control it with diet and maybe some exercise too. I hope!

My 2 hour after lunch was 94, so that was good. I had chick-fil-a, a chicken club sandwich and a side salad with a diet lemonade.

My targets are 70-90 fasting, 120 or less at 2 hours post meal. If I measured 1 hour post meal it's 140, but they want me to do 2 hour. I think that is very similar to the UK guidelines, just a different measure.

Yeah, the app is awesome. I have a OneTouch Verio Flex, I'm very happy with it. I did have a copay, it wasn't "free" per se, but I think I'd rather pay the $10 copay and get one with bluetooth and the app than chance it on a free one that the dietitian had, ya know? Although the monitors are not expensive, it was only $18 total I think, it's the test strips that get pricey in the long run. However, for gestational, you won't even need test strips that long.



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 16:05 PM   18
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So glad it went well for you. I've been buying my own test strips for the past few weeks and it is expensive! The best thing about my diagnosis today is that I'll get them free on prescription from next week.

Your numbers sound good, I like the way you do it there as it feels like you get bigger windows, I know in reality they are the same but 120 or less seems easier than 4-7 for the 2 hour test!

Best of luck with your continued monitoring!



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 03:18 AM   19
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My fasting levels were 6.1 this morning so not good as they need to be 5.6 or lower. I'm going to keep monitoring and trialling different snacks and exercise but I'm not hopeful that I can avoid insulin.



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 07:36 AM   20
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Oh that sucks. What did you have for your bedtime snack?

Mine was 83, or 4.6. (You can just multiply or divide by 18 to convert from mg/dL to mmol/L). Before bed I had the most disgusting smoothie. I'm bad at making smoothies. I couldn't finish it, but I ate most of it.



 
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