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Old Oct 24th, 2017, 22:50 PM   1
Reiko_ctu
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Gestational diabetes!!


Not sure how active this part of the forum is, but since it's a complication thought I'd post here.

I've had GD 2 times before and am pregnant with #3. 12+2 along and my blood sugars are still measuring good. I didn't get hit with high sugars until passed 20 weeks previously but am just being safe by checking early.

I've had 2 diet controlled pregnancies, went away after delivery, and hoping to do the same this time as I'm aiming for a home birth with midwives. Insulin would be a transfer to OB and hospital birth.

So hoping to pass the time with some other GD mamas and support each other, no matter where you are in your pregnancy



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 13:11 PM   2
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I've always been hypoglycemic, and it was the same for my last two pregnancies. I just found out I failed my glucose screening test! Even if I pass the 3 hour (this Friday), I'm wondering if I should start paying more attention to my diet and stop treating myself like I have low blood sugar....



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 16:39 PM   3
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Wow that's really interesting! DO you feel like any of your risk factors have changed since your last pregnancy? I hope you pass your 3 hr test xx Could've been a one off... I hear a lot of women don't pass the 1 hr and pass the next one.

Here we only do a 2 hour test. Fasting blood sugar, drink the sugar juice, 1 hr reading and 2 hr reading. One high reading is a fail.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 16:15 PM   4
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I failed my one hour and have to do the 3 hour one... Blah. Same thing with my DS#1. I passed the 3 hour one with him though. I have been doing some research just in case to get my mind around it if I do end up with it. Im slightly higher risk as type 2 diabetes run in my birth family.



 
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Old Oct 27th, 2017, 12:52 PM   5
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I took my 3 hour test today. I should have the results Monday or Tuesday. I didn't feel sick, but I was extremely exhausted!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2017, 22:26 PM   6
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I was diagnosed with GD 2 weeks ago and have spent the past two weeks trying to get my levels under control but they are all over the place. I have to see the dr on Wednesday and most likely will be put on medication for it I think. This is my third pregnancy and 1st time with GD. Have so many things I feel uncertain about at the moment.



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 10:00 AM   7
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I passed my test! I was just told to watch my carb/sugar intake and to increase my protein at meals



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 12:11 PM   8
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Gezi that is awesome!! Way to go!!

Lily - can you write something examples of what you're eating? Do you get to meet with a dieticitian? I would for sure request some help from a dietician before going straight to medication!

I always found I could eat 1 serving (15g) of carbs at breakfast, and 2 each at lunch and dinner. Any more and I would spike. And make sure it's whole grains and not white carbs. I would do a nice big omelette with veggies and cheese for breakfast with 1 piece of whole grain toast. 2 pieces of whole grain bread as some sort of sandwich, veggies and dip for lunch. Meat, veggies, brown rice for dinner. Yogurt, apples with nut butter, nuts, veggies and dip for lunch. Diet drinks aren't really good so If you crave soda, do sparkling water with lemon or lime, or even a dash for fruit juice but most sugary drinks need to avoid.



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 12:11 PM   9
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Oh and Lily - how are your fasting numbers when you wake in the morning?



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2017, 19:42 PM   10
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Gezi that is awesome!! Way to go!!

Lily - can you write something examples of what you're eating? Do you get to meet with a dieticitian? I would for sure request some help from a dietician before going straight to medication!

I always found I could eat 1 serving (15g) of carbs at breakfast, and 2 each at lunch and dinner. Any more and I would spike. And make sure it's whole grains and not white carbs. I would do a nice big omelette with veggies and cheese for breakfast with 1 piece of whole grain toast. 2 pieces of whole grain bread as some sort of sandwich, veggies and dip for lunch. Meat, veggies, brown rice for dinner. Yogurt, apples with nut butter, nuts, veggies and dip for lunch. Diet drinks aren't really good so If you crave soda, do sparkling water with lemon or lime, or even a dash for fruit juice but most sugary drinks need to avoid.
My fasting numbers are generally ok although the past 2 mornings they have been over - just! UI have met with the education team and also a dietitian and been through my diet. I usually have a piece of toast for breakfast or a bowl on untoasted muesli with milk. I don't have time in the mornings to do anything fancy. I work and have 2 little ones to get organised as well. Lunch is usually a low GI multigrain wrap with salad and ham, or some low GI crackers and fruit. Dinner is always meat and veg and occasionally pasta which surprisingly doesn't put me over!

I think I will be seeing the dr at the hospital tomorrow and then Thursday to discuss options and see where to from here. I really don't want to be on medication if I can help it.



 
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