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Old May 12th, 2017, 10:12 AM   21
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I had cottage cheese on whole meal toast, I'd just completed a pregnancy hiit class and needed more food. I'm going to try oatcakes and cheese tonight on recommendation of a GD support website I'm on. Its linked to this website http://www.gestationaldiabetes.co.uk...onal-diabetes/

I'm not sure if you can join the FB group as it says it's UK only but there is loads of great info on the website



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 10:46 AM   22
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I'd love to be in a pregnancy exercise class, but the only ones I have found are at an awful time for our family.



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 10:53 AM   23
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Thanks for the link to the website it does have a lot of good help so far, I'm going to keep reading on the diet tips.



 
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I only found it today and honestly I'm so excited. I've never found support like this before and believe me I looked 5 years ago and again 3 years ago! It's only been around two years and it's fab! It even has a GD hospital bag section - I have been on it all day! Lol



 
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I only found it today and honestly I'm so excited. I've never found support like this before and believe me I looked 5 years ago and again 3 years ago! It's only been around two years and it's fab! It even has a GD hospital bag section - I have been on it all day! Lol
OMG I didn't even think of during labor! They would not let me eat during labor with DD, at all. I guess it will have to be different with this baby, which is fine it will probably be helpful!



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 16:06 PM   26
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During labour and the hours before is one of the important times to keep your sugar under control, it shouldn't be too bad if you are still diet controlled. You'll just need to work out what snacks you can eat well in advance - protein bars are great!



 
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Old May 12th, 2017, 16:21 PM   27
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During labour and the hours before is one of the important times to keep your sugar under control, it shouldn't be too bad if you are still diet controlled. You'll just need to work out what snacks you can eat well in advance - protein bars are great!
Apparently people in the US still struggle with their Dr telling them not to eat in the hospital, it's hospital policy so it's hard to go against that. They like to put you on a drip instead.

My reading 2 hours post lunch was a little high, 122 (6.7), it is supposed to be 120 or under.



 
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That would be a fine reading in the U.K. sorry that's high for you. Have you pinpointed what it could be?



 
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That would be a fine reading in the U.K. sorry that's high for you. Have you pinpointed what it could be?
Not sure, since I don't test after snacks/pre meals, it could be something from my snack or my meal, as both were under my carb goals.

In the US, for GD, they tell you 140 1 hour post meal, 120 2 hours. For regular diabetics, it's like 180 1 hour post meal and 140 2 hours post. I'm not sure why the guidelines are different for regular diabetics vs gestational diabetes.

That being said, I am only supposed to call the doctor if my readings are more than 10 points above (so 130 or 100 for fasting) for three readings in a row.



 
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Tested 2 hrs post snack, 78 (4.3), lowest reading yet. Good thing dinner is cooking!



 
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