Sorry ladies - another GD thread....feeling really crappy :(

Discussion in 'Gestational Complications' started by bexyd31, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. bexyd31

    bexyd31 Mum of 2, no 3 on the way

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    Hi Ladies,

    Sorry to start another GD thread, but I think this may be a long one so thought it better to start my own than hijack someone elses......

    I was diagnosed with GD last Wednesday. My GTT results were pretty high: 6.8 after fasting and the 12.6 after the 2hr challenge. I saw the diabetes nurse on Thurs, she was lovely and explained everything to me. She said my fasting result was just within the range of having GD, if it would have been over 7 it could have been quite possible that I had pre-existing type 2 diabetes :cry: (Thinking back though, the night before I had my GTT I did eat a big bowl of pasta, shop bought tomato sauce and meatballs at about 9pm because we were running late after my DS1 footie training - might explain the high fasting reading??)

    I have been monitoring my blood sugar six times a day all of this week to see if I can manage my GD with diet and exercise. But I am finding it all so stressful - everytime I have a reading outside of my targets (under 6 for before meals and under 7.8 an hour after meals) I feel like I have failed and am hurting my baby :cry: In fact, I can't stop crying everytime this happens.......

    I seem to have ok but not great fasting results (bloods taken first thing in the morning with are between 5.4 - 6.4) and good results just before meals (anything from 4.4 - 5.8). But I can't seem to tolerate any of the 'good carbohydrate foods' I am meant to eat with every meal. A bowl of plain porridge made with SS milk sends my blood sugar between 12.6 - 13.6 :wacko: I can't eat jacket potatoes, seeded wholemeal bread, or even the kidney beans I put in my homemade chilli last night. The only time I get a reading under 7.8 is if I eat just eggs (i.e an omlette) or a protein (i.e tuna or chicken) with veggies. Earlier in the week I made a veggie soup which I ate with half a wholemeal pitta bread and it sent my sugars soaring to 10.8.

    Trying to look at the positives though, I can seem to manage a couple of oatcakes or a banana and or a muller light yogurt as a snack inbetween meals if I am hungry. :thumbup: I have really been trying to increase my exercise too, walking after lunch and dinner for about 20 mins and any other walking I can fit in on top of that too.

    I am seeing my consultant and dietician tomorrow and so will know then if they want me to try medication. I also have a scan on Thurs so they can check on my little one - and measure her little tummy to make sure she is not getting too big :cry:

    I just can't believe how down I feel about it all, I know my hormones are partly to blame but I can't stop crying whenever I think about it - this really is not like me at all. I am normally such a positive person, even when faced with difficult times. Did anyone else feel like this?

    Sorry for the ramble, I just think I needed to get it all of my chest,

    Bexy x x
     
  2. fairygirl

    fairygirl Pregnant, 1 Angel, 2 Rainbows

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    I feel similar! I have to wait til Friday to see anyone, which is over 2 weeks since I was told. I'm just following diet advice on here and low gi foods. I'm finding it really hard to eat enough. Then I ate a Snickers (which is said to be low gi) but felt so guilty, what if I reacted badly to the sugar? I can't wait to get the machine on Friday so I know where I'm at but at the min I am getting lightheaded and can only think I'm not eating right. I'm worried I'm doing something wrong and just waiting to see the specialists. All a mw advised was to play it by ear!
     
  3. Pixelle

    Pixelle 1 plus 1 on the way

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    Hello,

    I'll copy what I wrote in 3rd tri:

    I really do know how you feel. I felt exactly the same when I was diagnosed two weeks ago, and some since then too.

    My results were pretty much the same as yours, even after eating "good" things but then I spoke to the dietician and tried to change a few things with diet, exercise etc.

    I find drinking lots of water helps, as well as doing 10 mins exercise after each meal (before the 1 hour is up to test)

    Mornings were my worst (apparently common) so I've been put on tablets to control morning only. The rest of the time I'm managing to control it, just!

    There has been a lot of help in the Gestational Complications section on a thread I started....but everything is all trial and error!

    Try not to let it get you down so much...I know it's easier said than done but it's been caught now and you're trying to do something about it. Hopefully your appointment will yield positive advice and help :hugs:

    If you want to chat about it, PM me :flower:
     
  4. Wirral_Kitty

    Wirral_Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I've got GD too but I was on the lower end of the scale. I had to wait 2 weeks to see anyone about it all and in that time I went from feeling so guilty that I was hurting my baby to going back to eating some rubbish. I went again this monday and saw the nurses and consultants but the dietician wasnt there so I still have no clue what to eat...just to 'avoid' sugar. I only have to test my blood in the morning and so far its been between 3 and 6 but I am worrying now that I should do it more often?? What do you think?
     
  5. bexyd31

    bexyd31 Mum of 2, no 3 on the way

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    Hey,

    I think that everybody gets slightly different advice dependant on where you live! What I was advised the same as Pixelle in regards to food - which is low sugar, low fat, high fibre - so no refined carbs (white bread etc). The dietician was happy with what I was eating (even though it still made my sugars soar).

    I was trying things like porridge and scrambled egg on seeded bread for breakfast, salad with a protein or soup for lunch and a healthy dinner; ie. steak/chicken, sml jacket potato and veg for dinner. For snacks I'm eating muller light yogurts, bananas and oatcakes.

    I think if you have been advised to only test you blood sugars once a day you should follow the advice you have been given.

    Bexy x x
     

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