I'm visiting from the 2nd tri because I think it's quite likely that I've got GD (after having had sugar found in my urine three times). I've got my GTT in a month's time but I'm really starting to worry about the consequences of having GD. Both my GP and midwife have been quite frank that there are risks to my baby and myself and I can't stop worrying. I'd really appreciate any advice from other ladies who have got/ have had it.
I have it and have finally got my blood sugar somewhat controlled with diet. I dont eat sugar and am keeping my carb intake below 90 a day. my advice would be to stay away from starches and sugars and cut your carb intake. there arent as much risk if you can control your blood sugar. but risks are that you will have a big baby and baby might have to be monitored after the birth for drops in blood sugar. they will also most likly induce you before 38 weeks or so Ive heard. there are a few on here that know a lot about it so maybe they can help you as they have helped me
I had it with my first and I have it again! Both times I've become insulin dependent after the first few weeks of attempting to control with diet. I wouldn't stress yourself out about it as long as you can commit to maintaining a healthy diet and getting a regular amount of activity into your day. Ultimately, you need to control your sugars, natural and refined. I've cut out any sweets/sugar in my coffee/cake, etc and limited my carb intake to those things that provide a lot of nutrition and also have a lot of fibre as fibre helps break down the sugar.
Just remember that your doctors will monitor you and if there is any threat to your baby, they will be honest about it. However, if you eat healthy and excercise you should be okay! It sucks because you can't give into the pregnancy "crap food" cravings, but it's only for a few months and worth it in the end!
Take care and please don't hesitate to ask questions! It's not as scary as it seems!
i have GD and as much as i have a fobia with needles i have to inject myself twice a day with 5cc insulin. I also try as much as possible to control my diet i take in very very little sugar. My doc already confirmed thait baby is big I am almost 30 weeks. I also have a glucometer where i check my sugar levels at home from time to time. I a, also stongly monitored by my doc with regular blood test yuck. So hang in there it's not all that bad just ensure that you have stuff for you and baby ready as they have claimed that babies will be taken earlier than due dates. It's been said that babies are taken ealier for fear they get too big if goes beyond 38 weeks. There are also lots of info here online so you can google about it. WShat puzzles me is why will they do a GTT test a month away and sugar has already been detected in your urine more than once. Speak to your docs about it again.
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