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Old May 16th, 2017, 09:53 AM   51
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Well, after reading around a bit on the site I decided to test at 1 hour after breakfast (in addition to 2 hrs) to make sure I'm not "missing the spike" - it was fine, 95 at 1 hr (needed to be less than 140, so fiiinnnee).

I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, if it comes down to it to modify later, it comes down to modifying later. I have my first OB appointment since my diagnosis on Thursday, (I've seen the dietitian in the mean time) and I have a lot of questions about what it will mean for the future of my pregnancy. What kind of extra monitoring I should expect, will I get more growth scans? (seems likely) what about NSTs? How will this fit in with the probably additional testing I'll get for pre-eclampsia? etc. What will this mean for my birth? I can find TONS of information about what it means for the birth in the UK, apparently things are a bit more standardized there, or maybe they just publish more online.



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 09:54 AM   52
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I don't really know what a NST is, I don't think it's something we do in the UK. We get extra scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks - possibly more if measurements aren't right or issues are picked up.

It sounds like we both have big appointments on Thursday and I hope you get your answers. I expect to come away with insulin for my fasting numbers tomorrow. My numbers are 5.5 to 6.1 (100-110) over the last week so not one number under target. They won't actually expect me to monitor yet as I won't get my kit until tomorrow but I'm not sure what difference I can make in another couple of weeks.



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 10:59 AM   53
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I don't really know what a NST is, I don't think it's something we do in the UK. We get extra scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks - possibly more if measurements aren't right or issues are picked up.

It sounds like we both have big appointments on Thursday and I hope you get your answers. I expect to come away with insulin for my fasting numbers tomorrow. My numbers are 5.5 to 6.1 (100-110) over the last week so not one number under target. They won't actually expect me to monitor yet as I won't get my kit until tomorrow but I'm not sure what difference I can make in another couple of weeks.
NST = non-stress test. I think they just have you sit on the fetal monitor for an hour or something, not complicated.

My fasting numbers are in the 80s (4.4-5). My post breakfast number today was below my fasting number!

Sucks having to do insulin, have you had to do it in your previous pregnancies?



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 12:41 PM   54
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Oh I've been on the monitor but not routinely.

Yes I was on fast acting insulin with ds1 from 30 weeks and long and fast insulin with ds2 from about 10 weeks. I'm pretty sure in terms of food I can manage diet controlled for a bit longer at least but fasting is just so tricky. Tonight I am having a slightly later dinner and skipping the bedtime snack to see if that helps, I'm also going to take my immediate waking number so it's my true fasting number without moving. Wish me luck!



 
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Oh I've been on the monitor but not routinely.

Yes I was on fast acting insulin with ds1 from 30 weeks and long and fast insulin with ds2 from about 10 weeks. I'm pretty sure in terms of food I can manage diet controlled for a bit longer at least but fasting is just so tricky. Tonight I am having a slightly later dinner and skipping the bedtime snack to see if that helps, I'm also going to take my immediate waking number so it's my true fasting number without moving. Wish me luck!
Good luck with it!

I'm just logging my food and logging my food. I put my numbers in my food journal so I can see meals that go with high numbers, etc - for my appointments.



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 20:58 PM   56
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Ugh forgot to finger prick for the first time. After lunch I went out shopping with MIL. About 10 minutes before we were headed to a fast food place to get treats for the kids, I made a mental note when we got there I needed to wash my hands and test real quick and then I could eat the snack I packed while they ate their treats. Good plan, right?

Yeah I just went right to eating my snack. I looked at the clock later as I was wrapping up my snack I realized I had forgotten to test and it was too late I'd already eaten. So I tested 1 hr post snack, and it was nice and low a 94 (5.2), so I doubt it was high after lunch. I also ate the exact same meal for lunch that I did for dinner the night before, and it did not cause high numbers then.



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 21:00 PM   57
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Oh and I had pasta for dinner tonight and got a good number after, so maybe I don't have to completely eliminate pasta for now

I had a 111 (6.2) 2 hrs post dinner.



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 05:19 AM   58
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Yay for being able to eat pasta! I can't tolerate it at all but I've found some protein pasta and I'm going to see if I can tolerate that at all. If not it's time to get the spiralizer out.

It's so easy to forget to test especially when you have other children.

So my experiment didn't work 6.2 (112) this morning.

On an exciting note my low carb healthy ice cream has come today and the sun is shining.



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 07:14 AM   59
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Yay for low carb ice cream!



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:10 AM   60
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Can I join in the discussion ladies?

I'm 35 weeks today and just discovered I have GD a week and a half ago. I discovered at 31 weeks that I have polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), and they had me retake the 3 hour glucose test (which I passed the first time), which then determined that the polyhydramnios was caused by GD.

My numbers are great so far (been tracking around 10 days so far), and I'm slowly testing to see what I can have more and less of (potatoes I can have slightly more, melon I need to keep to a max of 180g at a time, and pasta I can have a cup of pasta and still have great readings after an hour).
I even had Ben and Jerry's ice cream as part of my dinnertime carbs a few nights ago and while my reading was a little higher than I'd have liked 2 hours after eating (was 114 when usually it's under 110), it was still under 120.



 
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