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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 22:03 PM   21
Reiko_ctu
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So got my first high reading of this pregnancy so far tonight. I went out for dinner with my hubby and ate an entire pizza and my 2 hr was 8.5... supposed to be below 6.7 so definitely a high. But I've been testing so far and my breakfasts are fine even with 2 pieces of toast and sometimes jam and a piece of fruit.

Anyways I'll have to tell my midwives at the next appt Dec 4 that I need to do my GTT.



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 12:50 PM   22
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Ladies am slowly coming to terms with my GD diagnosis (I think you both commented on my other post!)

I don't have an appt with the diabetic nurse for 10 days so was wondering if you could answer/help with some advice.

My fasting is high but my 2 hourly is fine. What does this mean? If I'm processing the sugar fine (which I assume I am because 2 hourly good) why is my fasting still high, why does it go up again?

Secondly, how do I get my fasting/first thing in the morning ok? I have dinner around 7 and then go to bed at 9.30ish, up at 6.30. I don't want to eat after my dinner really as it gives me bad heartburn and also I'm full from dinner!

Does it matter that my fasting is high if it comes down ok after I've had breakfast?

Thanks for any advice girls



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 12:58 PM   23
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I've never had high fasting sugars so I'm not sure. I think some people say having a late night snack with a protein and carb helps. Like crackers and cheese... but I'm not sure. I get the heartburn thing but maybe a small amount would help? Or you might need a nighttime dose of long acting insulin? But again no personal experience so I'm not sure!! That's such a long wait for the nurse. But I'm sure she'll be helpful, or I hope so!! Best of luck to you mama xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 10:01 AM   24
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Thanks reiko, they called me today with a cancellation for tomm morning so I have an appointment at 9.30! Hopefully my questions will be answered then! X



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 10:18 AM   25
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Thanks reiko, they called me today with a cancellation for tomm morning so I have an appointment at 9.30! Hopefully my questions will be answered then! X
Awesome. Let me know how it goes. I didn't have a great experience with the nurse and dietician in my first pregnancy and so didn't use them second time. But I am in healthcare and know a lot about diabetes and my family is nurses so same. I felt like I knew everything they could tell me and what I really wanted was low carb meal ideas! So I just found them online lol.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 09:46 AM   26
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My neighbor had high fasting numbers, so she set an alarm in the middle of the night and had a high-protein snack ready to eat (even if it was cold chicken).



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 10:30 AM   27
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Hi ladies!

Had my first appt today, honestly the team could not have been nicer and more helpful! Also spoke to the diabetic midwife who said as long as it is well controlled, even if it ends up as insulin, I should still be able to have a VBaC unless baby is huge/I don't go into labour naturally! So that really helped my mental state about it as I was convinced they would make me go straight to c section. But just have to see how it goes over next couple of months.

They've given me a blood glucose monitor and I go on food etc and I now have to go back every 2 weeks to see consultant and midwife and a scan every month. She said it's a bit trial and error for next week or so while I work out how food affects me. It's slightly trickier because it's my fasting that are high and not my post so will have to play around and see how things go. Answer is not well today! My pre meal sugars have both been 8+... but post meals ok! So who knows... am just testing regularly and trying to find a pattern and she will go over them again when I see her next week.

Thanks for the advice girls, shall plough on! X



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 15:35 PM   28
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I don't know what's going on with my numbers at all. I've gotten a few high readings but now everything seems to be back to normal. I think maybe those highs were super carb binges... but today I had a PSL from starbucks and got a totally normal reading. You'd think a flavoured latte with definitely spike my sugars? And still eating 2 pieces of toast and and orange at breakfast, and bread or a wrap and fruit at lunch, and potatoes/pasta/rice at dinner and no highs. That's good, I'd rather they stay longer lower but it's still just weird to have random highs but not consistently!!



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 08:58 AM   29
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Hi ladies, I was just told I have GC and my appointment is next week but wondering if anyone has a website they love with meal ideas. I want to start eating better now if I can.
I read some of your meal ideas and it seems like I can do this.
Trying not to get overwhelmed or feel guilty about this as I am overweight to begin with and am now spiralling down a hole of this is all my fault.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 10:48 AM   30
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Totally not your fault lovely, women of all shapes and sizes get GD! I wasn't overweight my first pregnancy and had it and this time around I was still carrying a bit extra from my last pregnancy so classed as a bit overweight. But I was in the clinic today and saw tiny women and big women with it, it's just hormones and insulin and there is nothing you can do about it! Similarly with treatment, something's work for one and not for others. I'm on insulin injections now and last time around I was diet controlled with a bit of metformin towards the end. Just depend what works at the time. So don't feel bad, most important thing is that you are getting on top of it for yours and baby's sake. And mine disappeared as soon as I gave birth and never had a problem between pregnancies so it is short lived.
As for recipes, it's a bit overwhelming in the beginning but it does quickly get easier when you find out what does and doesn't work for you, also your needs change through pregnancy so Things that worked one week might not work the next as you go on. So it's really trial and error. But if you have a google of diabetic recipes there are a ton out there depending on what you like to eat so pick a meal you like and then google the diabetic version xx



 
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