Gestational diabetes.

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Joyzerelly, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Joyzerelly

    Joyzerelly Mama to two darlings

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    I'm 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I can't stop drinking, I'm so thirsty and am drinking cold drinks; water and squash a lot. I know its normal to need to drink more in pregnancy (what with making all that blood) but I'm a little concerned about gestational diabetes. How early would it be likely to kick in? And are there any factors which make certain people more likely to get it? (I have a low bmi and am 28)
     
  2. Tabbyfourpaws

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    I have been given an extra blood test to have as my Dad is diabetic. I think I'm meant to get it done before 16 weeks (they have given me a letter and a pouch for the bloods to get sent off in) You have to drink a lucozade 2 hours before the test. Maybe you could mention your worry to the midwife and they can send you for a test too xxxx

    I've had a lot of shakes/dizzyness/confusion but I think this is just low blood sugar, something I have always seemed to suffer with.

    Good luck my lovely x
     
  3. bunnyg82

    bunnyg82 Mum to 2 gorgeous boys

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    I will be offered a test at 28 weeks! Due to my BMI. I did have a recent test for sugar in my urine and it came back clear so I assume you will have the same tests early on x
     
  4. Crypto1976

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    My blood sugar is all over the place but I thought it was too early for gestationla diabetes?
     
  5. Cat lady

    Cat lady Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,
    Gestational diabetes usually appears in the second half of pregnancy and the symptoms are exactly the same as actual pregnancy - increased thirst, increased urination and tiredness!!! I was really worried about it too, I am not usually a massive drinker but these days cant stop! But I peed on a stick at work and it was all fine!!
    But defo speak to your midwife if you are worried!
    xxx
     
  6. Joyzerelly

    Joyzerelly Mama to two darlings

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    Oh I've already had my urine tested too, at 5 weeks, and the midwife has already taken bloods for glucose etc, so I suppose I just wait for the results. As you all say, thirst is probably just normal in pregnancy, I feel reassured. I must admit I didn't know that gestational diabetes only normally appears in the 2nd tri.
    Thanks
     
  7. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    with my 2st lo i was tested it for at 16 weeks routine im only small slim and not over bmi but didnt have it any ways i think i will be offered it again as routine at 16 weeks if i want to have it xxx
     
  8. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    I was diagnosed with GD at 19 weeks with my daughter and was prescribed a diet and insulin right away. I was never thirsty, nor was I overweight, and nothing seemed amiss with me, but everyone is different. :hug:
     
  9. ladypotter

    ladypotter Three Girls!!!

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    My sister had it in the second half of her pregnancy and had to change her diet and take insulin daily. She was overweight then, but had a healthy baby girl that was not too big!!
     

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