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Old Jan 8th, 2015, 19:58 PM   71
northern_me
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That's what they have me doing until next Friday when we can re-evaluate

Lucky on the weight loss! I've only gained 9lbs so I'm pretty proud of that, but more than willing to take any weight loss that may come along with this diet.



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2015, 23:48 PM   72
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Oh, that's interesting. Yea I would just watch what types of carbs you're eating and maybe cut back and see if that makes both readings normal. As we were mentioning earlier we all have certain trigger foods that set off our sugars and may not be the same as other people.

I had my doctor appointment today and they say baby is measuring 2 weeks ahead but it doesn't appear to be GD related. Nothing about his growth or fluid levels indicate that I'm not managing properly. So, I guess that's good... but I'm wondering if all the protein I'm eating is helping him get bigger faster?



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 04:41 AM   73
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Congrats Amythyst on your weight loss and your baby doing well

I had an ultrasound a couple of days ago and they estimate that the baby is 15% bigger than normal. But then they said the margin of error on measuring this late in pregnancy is usually 10 to 15% in either direction so they asked me to assume that he is normal sized. Babies could be big for any number of reasons so your assumption is probably correct because he is receiving such a healthy diet.

I am now on insulin. 6 units in the morning and 4 units in the evening. I feel so much better now and I don't worry about my blood sugar spiking so much anymore. I do feel a lot hungrier though!

Ladies, those of you who are still in week 20 something, please don't worry or get upset if you find it harder and harder to get your blood sugar under control. Just remember, it's not your fault and that your placental hormones double every week and make your insulin resistance stronger than ever. Please do not see it as a sign of failure if you have to take insulin or meds. It's better to take insulin, which has no effect on baby, than to allow your blood sugar to spike, which taxes your little one's pancreas. I found a wonderful article about GD which helped me a lot. http://gestationaldiabetesrecipes.co...onal-diabetes/

I just want to reassure you because I went through a lot of emotional ups and downs when my blood sugar was all over the place. I was beating myself up for not doing better and trying to see why I had failed. I can see now that my body just needs some extra help during this time. I have more energy now and am happier.

Good luck to all of you ladies!



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 15:18 PM   74
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Apparently any form of bread is a no no for me. It's going to be a longgg 9 weeks.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 17:12 PM   75
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Amethyst, congrats on your weight loss!!! That is awesome!

I've been doing 2hr post meal testing and all of my numbers have been good to low. Does cold or walking all day affect anyone's sugars? I was out in 5 F degree weather vesterday and both my readings were 2.4 (43) but I didn't feel like I had low sugar (something I have had very occasionally in the past).



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2015, 18:21 PM   76
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Apparently any form of bread is a no no for me. It's going to be a longgg 9 weeks.
How many carbs per slice are in the bread you're eating? And what sort of bread is it?
I had to find special carb bread that only has 4g per slice. Where in the world are you located?

I don't think the cold affects my sugars but I know walking helps you burn them off.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 04:37 AM   77
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Northern I can only eat one slice of Soya and Linseed bread ideal with 2 eggs or cheese.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 14:50 PM   78
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Does anyone else have a baby that is super active when your sugar is low but goes quieter after you have eaten.

Both DD2 and this baby do it. It is making me feel really guilty, like she isn't as happy when my sugar is higher?

I realise this is probably mad maternal guilt...



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 16:44 PM   79
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No, I've noticed this.

I just had a 8.1 reading before a meal, so I didn't eat yet. Giving it time to go back down and try to figure out wtf happened. I can't wait to see the diabetes education nurse again on Friday to get some better insight on this crap.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 17:59 PM   80
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I have it too. Apparently its "normal" ... today when I was getting checked out the baby was sleeping and they asked me if I had just eaten recently... so, I guess its pretty common.



 
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