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Old Mar 28th, 2018, 10:37 AM   11
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Thanks for your responses �� I am still not doing great with dealing with this �� I had to do 4 x glucose monitoring yesterday. All readings were before food and at 5.3. Today I have had to do 1 hour after each meal and so far been 7.8 after breakfast and 7.9 after dinner. I had shreddies for breakfast and jacket potato nd beans for dinner. I am not hungry but I know this is not enough really. I'm scared to eat but I know this won't do me any good either. Seriously not coping. I want this to all be over ��



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2018, 10:58 AM   12
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Sorry you are having a tough time hun. It will be worth it in the end but it's so frustrating when you can't just enjoy pregnancy like you feel you should be.

If it's any comfort. I didn't have GD but I did have big babies. I had natural home births with all three. Our second shocked us by being 11lbs but I didn't even tear. In fact the hardest labour and birth was the smallest of the three. People get scared by big babies but it's often not as bad as you'd think!



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2018, 18:03 PM   13
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Lou the first few weeks after diagnosis are really hard mentally, I know!! I’m not sure what numbers they want you at but for me it’s 7.7 or lower after 1 hr. It sounds like you’re super close to that number. You could probably keep eating similarly but add in a little walk after each meal. So when you’re done eating your shreddies go March up and down your stairs for 5 mins or March in place for 7-8 and that will probably bring you down to 7.7 or lower. It is annoying but it’s the only thing that keeps my sugars under control so I can eat enough without needing meds!!

If you like cheese, it’s usually Zero carbs so add that in to every meal to help up your calories and fill you up. Or nuts have very little carb in them. I feel hungry all the time honestly and I’m still gaining a pound a week lol.



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2018, 10:35 AM   14
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I spoke with the diabetic nurse this morning who said I will likely be put on Metformin next week �� this is without me having seen the dietician. Seems so unfair. I'm worried about the side effects of the medication and then it not working and having to inject insulin ���� I'm in such a state.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2018, 13:34 PM   15
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I've been on Metformin since before I got pregnant and it's honestly not bad. And it can help a lot of things in pregnancy.....it's actually considered a really good medication. And I'm totally medication phobic!!!

I had GD last time and was diet controlled; you've got some great advice on here. Walking after eating, adding cheese to every meal, and drinking a ton of water helped me. My son was 7lbs 6oz.

They say I didn't get GD this time because of the Metformn.

Reiku, the heart stuff is all the extra blood pumping. I get a racing heart at night some times.....and the hormone changes can cause palpitations.

Someone mentioned restless legs. It's honestly driving me batty!!!! Any tips? I've added calcium supplements and electrolyte drinks AND magnesium AND eating a banana before bed.....still keeping me up for hours before I am finally exhausted enough to fall asleep. :/

Let's hang in there ladies.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2018, 23:12 PM   16
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Allie I use magnesium oil SPRAY for my restless legs. Apparently much better absorbed to apply directly on the skin of the legs than taking a supplement that doesn’t get absorbed much. It has helped me a lot.

Lou I’m sorry they’re jumping to meds so fast. You should really be able to see the dietician first but sometimes I find they don’t have the greatest advice anyways. I know it all seems scary, especially the insulin. I try to keep in mind a gazillion other pregnant women have all done this before and they all made it through, even the most needle phobic ones. My numbers have been borderline so they’re not putting me on insulin this week, but next week likely will at 35+5. I told the nurse the first time I have to do it I will likely almost pass out but after that I think I can handle it...

What have your morning readings been? Those can be the hardest to control.

Also seriously add in a quick 10 min march around your house right after you eat. It’s annoying and hard work to do that for every meal, but That will definitely help get your after meal testing under the limit. If you go a week with no highs or even one they should not put you on medication.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2018, 06:19 AM   17
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Magnesium supplements helped loads with restless legs for me, I never heard of the spray, that's interesting.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2018, 22:32 PM   18
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Thanks ladies! I have spray too --- it's called pink stork mist. I put it on my ankles and feet. Maybe i need to cover my whole leg lol. I am so desparate!! Last night I took an entire Unisom I was so desperate to sleep and I was a zombie this morning!!



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 15:15 PM   19
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Well...I have been put on Metformin. One a day at the moment. I'm 35 weeks and been on it for 5 days. Really hoping it doesn't progress to insulin...

How is everyone else? Been told won't let me past 39 weeks...so max 4 weeks to go....



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 22:56 PM   20
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I bet your sugars will do well on the Metformin. Don't be surprised if you have an upset tummy for a few days...it DOES go away, at least for me it did with a wee bit of time!

4 weeks is exciting!!



 
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