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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 00:04 AM   21
Reiko_ctu
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Such a short time for the metformin Lou, don't feel bad! I hope it does help with the sugars! My diabetic nurse told me that after 35 weeks the insulin resistance lessens so moving onto insulin in the next few weeks isn't likely??

I have had such a crazy up and down journey through this GD... I had about 2 weeks of 5.8 fasting (32-34 weeks), but since then it's come down to 5.3-5.5 consistently so even though that's "high," apparently it's not high enough for insulin and they don't do oral meds in BC/Canada... combined with a growth and fluid scan being right on track and belly measuring on track they're keeping me off insulin! It's just crazy. I feel like I"m right back where I started if I never even had all these extra appointments.

I don't understand why they give me a fasting goal of 5.2 if they're not going to take any action at 5.3-5.5. Just weird, and stressed me out majorly through my third tri :/



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 06:15 AM   22
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It's great you are being kept off 😊 I have been given a slow release metformin to try starting today because of the other giving me loads of wind! One at breakfast is what they are starting me on. Ive had a 8.8 an hour after breakfast. I had shreddies. Need to stay away from cereals!!



 
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Old Today, 00:19 AM   23
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How have you been Lou? Metformin helping or finding some easier foods to tolerate?

Since I hit 37 weeks my fasting numbers have come waaayy down. Which is normal for the end. Still really need to watch my daytime with diet but at least the Ones out of my to control are good again. I splurged on a donut the other night (I really don’t cheat so every once in a while is ok ) but my 2 hr was 8.4!!!! I don’t even want to know what the 1 hr was. But honestly at this point I don’t feel like eating much anyways. My stomach is so squished and everything I eat gives me nausea.

How much longer do you have? 2 more weeks and I can eat sweets again... I’m so desperate. I ordered treats on my grocery order this week to put in my hospital bag — licorice and a mango coconut dark chocolate bar XD



 
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Hiya.

I'm still just on one a day, but I'm suspecting they may increase it tomorrow. I've had a couple of high readings. One was 8.1....but I had a McDonald's �� and then the following morning I had a 5.7 fasting. That was yesterday morning. They have been ok since and this morning was 4.8 so that's good.

They said I will be induced by 39 weeks if I haven't had her before then. I'm 36+6 at the moment. I'm seeing the consultant tomorrow and having my last planned growth scan.

I'm still really really struggling mental health wise as I cannot stop worrying �� I just want this over ��



 
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Oh sounds like you’re doing great then! A few highs here or there are really not a big deal. I had high fasting numbers for weeks 8/

Obviously any medication isn’t ideal, there aren’t any long term studies done on metformin. But I would take a lot of comfort in the fact that tons of women have taken it in their pregnancies without any noticeable affect on the baby!! Not too long to go either!! And a 39 week baby would be ideal. They are really nicely developed by then but you don’t have to do that last week of torture XD

Now that induction is off the table for me I’m paranoid I’ll go to 40 weeks lol. My Midwife will do a sweep for me tomorrow at 38+2 so hoping that boots her out!! So done with it all! Especially the diet. At least you could eat McDonald’s and get an 8.1... that’s so not bad. If I ate that I’d get a 10 probably!!



 
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