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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 02:53 AM   71
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May I join? I haven't received an official diagnosis yet but baby is measuring large and I have borderline too much fluid so my midwife had me start checking my glucose levels today and all day I had higher numbers than what she said she wanted me under. Tomorrow I'm supposed to receive a call from the diabetes center to create a plan for the remaining weeks.

I'm frustrated that it crept up so late in pregnancy, I tested negative at 28 weeks.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 05:31 AM   72
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Hello, sorry I've been quiet lately battling some issues with meds but I'm now on Insulin me settling into this new routine.

Welcome Mrs Dragonfly, where are you from? Sorry to hear about your numbers, is this your first time with GD?



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 05:32 AM   73
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Oh and I'm glad things are going so well for you misspriss! I hope it stay safe the same for you x



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 07:45 AM   74
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Hello, sorry I've been quiet lately battling some issues with meds but I'm now on Insulin me settling into this new routine.

Welcome Mrs Dragonfly, where are you from? Sorry to hear about your numbers, is this your first time with GD?
Sorry to hear you have been having issues, but sounds like it is settled better now?

Welcome Mrs Dragonfly! Hopefully things will go well for you, you do not have much longer to go!

I am feeling good about my doctor appointment today, my numbers have been good the past two weeks.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 09:20 AM   75
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Yeah I was having bad numbers and I'm now on insulin night and day. Even though this is my third time I've been giving myself a hard time as I always feel like I could just try harder. It got to the stage where a breakfast of eggs, bacon and home made bread (carb free almond flour, Philadelphia and eggs) was giving me a reading of 7! I can't tolerate bread, potatoes, wraps, rice or pasta - not even the smallest amount. My lists of safe food was getting so small and I was hungry and exhausted. It's souls destroying when you see your numbers creep up but I feel more in control now I have the insulin- although I am still eating relatively low carb to keep the doses small.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 14:21 PM   76
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Well I had a good checkup, my doctor said just what I hoped he would. I now only have to test fasting and one meal per day, instead of all three meals!

My numbers were good, one high (132) in the past two weeks.

We had Chili's for lunch, I tested after to see if I did good picking food and I got a 109 (6.05) so that is good. I suppose I should use my "one meal" test for a home meal though. I thought I'd test after "out" meals - but in reality, there is nothing you can do if you've gone over at that point, and you are unlikely to repeat it. If we do a recipe at home, it's probably something I eat frequently and need to make sure is still "safe" because I will probably eat it again. Like I should probably test after my regular tuna salad with chips, to make sure I can still handle 2 pieces of bread and a serving of chips, IYKWIM.

Baby is measuring good and HB is good, one more two week appointment then it is once a week after that!



 
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That all sounds good it sounds like you can still tolerate a great amount of carbs and that's a good plan for checking recipes at home.



 
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How are you getting on? On the home straight now misspriss - are you planning any post labour treats?

Things have really settled down for me, finally my fasting levels are low enough (16 units insulin) and I'm only needing a small amount of insulin for lunch and dinner (4-6 units) my numbers are stable and it's two weeks until my first growth scan so I can see how my hard work is paying off.



 
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How are you getting on? On the home straight now misspriss - are you planning any post labour treats?

Things have really settled down for me, finally my fasting levels are low enough (16 units insulin) and I'm only needing a small amount of insulin for lunch and dinner (4-6 units) my numbers are stable and it's two weeks until my first growth scan so I can see how my hard work is paying off.
Really well actually, haven't had a single high number since switching to twice a day testing. Still sticking to the diet strictly.

So far my ideas (some I could pack, some date night ideas after):
- Dr Pepper (from a can, chilled, poured over ice)
- Cookies (really want to make homemade oatmeal)
- Doritos
- French Vanilla Swirl Iced Latte from Dunkin Donuts
- Cookies & Cream milkshake from Chick Fil A
- a bowl of ice cream so big I can't eat it all
- Purple Cow restruant
- Olive Garden
- Moe's

A lot of these items I can eat now, like I eat a single serving of ice cream every night for my bedtime snack - but a single serving is such a pitifiully small amount. I can have an Iced Latte with French Vanilla Sugar free and two Spenda, but I want a regular one with sugar. I eat doritos, but only an 11 chip sized serving. I can have 1 or 2 cookies for a snack, but no point in making home made cookies because it makes 4 dozen plus and I can only have 1-2 cookies. I can have diet Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper 10, but not regular. I don't feel my diet is super restricted in content, just restricted in size of portions.



 
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Also I'm not gaining any weight, I've actually lost 1-2lbs making my net gain this pregnancy 10-11lbs, I think that is low even for being overweight to start with.



 
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