Hypoglycaemic?? Confused! Bit long...xxx

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  1. moo2

    moo2 Mommy to George

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    Hello Ladies, need to pick your brains...again!!! :blush:
    I've been feeling a bit rough - The usual sick, headaches, not sleeping etc. It was getting a bit much so I went to see the doc 2 weeks ago, she said all was normal but to go back if things got worse. I saw my midwife a few days later who said if the lack of sleep was a problem she would have me signed off work for a week but other than that all was well. I was really pleased to hear everything was fine but I still felt really rough. I thought I was turning into a neurotic first time mom - I'm making a baby, of course things are going to feel different!
    Anyway last week things seemed to get worse and by Thursday I felt totally out of it, I thought it was lack of sleep so I went back to the docs to take up the offer of being signed off just to catch up. When I got in to see the Doc I felt really sweaty, my head was pounding, heart racing and I was really shakey. This was a different doctor, she tested my water which had ketones in it. My BP and HR were really high, she tested my blood sugar which was 1.3 - She said I was hypoglycaemic? She put me on the bed and got me a really sugary drink and kept re-testing my Bl.Sug, BP & HR until they started to get closer to normal. She made me call my husband to come and get me,said I couldn't drive or be left alone? I was in there for over an hour. I went back last Friday for fasting blood sugar tests, I go back this Friday for the results, until then I'm signed off work.
    Sorry this is so long but as I'm not working this week my mind is full of this! :dohh:
    Has anyone else had a similar experience and if so what was the outcome? Is this a sign of something else? Should I be worried or is it just another of those pregnancy things I didn't know about? Am I being neurotic after all? xxxx :hugs:
     
  2. mrs shine

    mrs shine Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about hypoglycaemia in pregnancy but my ex was diabetic.
    1.3 is very low, so she was right to be concerned. When your sugars get low then there is a very strong risk you could fall into a diabetic coma, which is why she didn't want you to be left alone.
    If my ex got low, he wouldn't necessarily know about it as it can be a gradual drifting off into a coma.

    As long as this has been spotted now then you'll be closely monitored, they do need wait for the fasting blood tests though before they'll start treating you if necessary.

    In the meantime just make sure you eat little and often and try eat things that release sugars slower and long term, like whole grains etc

    Please correct me if I'm wrong anyone, but I believe diabetes in pregnancy is quite common and often corrects ifself after pregnancy
     
  3. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Looks like you may possibly have gestational diabetes chicken:hugs:


    Hope they sort you out and you feel better soon:hugs::hugs::hugs:
     
  4. Angelmouse

    Angelmouse Baking #4

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    Bananas and Porrige are really great slow energy releases, they help to keep your sugars level.

    I'm having to test my blood four times day to make sure that I don't get it with this pregnancy.

    Good luck hon. :D
     
  5. moo2

    moo2 Mommy to George

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    Hi Angelmouse,
    Thanks for the advise, did you have GD in a previous pregnancy? If so did it cause any problems for you and your LO? What did they do to treat it? Sorry for all the questions but I haven't got a clue! :blush:
    Thanks xxx
     
  6. Angelmouse

    Angelmouse Baking #4

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    Is ok hon no probs. :D

    I had Impaired Glucose Tolerance with Charlie (left) which they now treat as Gestational Diabetes. I controlled it with diet and had to monitor my blood everyday but it didn't become significant. When he was born Charlie was tested for diabetes. Every hour for 24 hours blood was taken from his heel and tested but there was no eveidence of it thankfully.

    Apart from that I can't tell you very much I'm afraid. I know that the main concern is for the size of the baby incase it becomes to big to deliver and requires a c-section and the obvious worry about baby developing diabetes itself but I believe that's not very common.

    If GD is the cause of your problem and it does seem so, then they will determine to what extent it's affecting you, though it seems quite significant tbh, and may prescribe insuline. This doesn't mean that you have diabetes for your life span, it is just as it says, Gestational Diabetes, and should clear up a few weeks after birth. :D It doesn't necesserally mean injecting either. There is an oral prep that can be used too.

    I'm not a doctor mind you and I'm gong by what was told to me. Best thing to do is to try to keep your blood sugars as level as possible by eating low GI foods more often during the day. Steering clear of large carbo dumps and obviously lay off the biccies I'm afraid.

    Hope this is helpful Hon.

    Hold tight I'm sure you'll get it sorted. :D
     
  7. marah_rn

    marah_rn Mom

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    During my first pregnancy, my sugars were very high. I have to go for OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) to confirm if i have developed gestetional diabetes. It is quite common for pregnant women. But then again, you should be careful with yourself as it is very dangerous for both mother and baby if you have developed this. 1.3 is very low as the normal blood sugar is 4-6 (if i remember it right). Watch what you eat and if you have any other concerns, contact your GP. If you need to go for more intensive blood test and if you need to see a specialist, do so. It's better to be sure all the time. I hope you'll be ok and that everything will will be alright. Take care and God Bless...


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