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Old 08-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Just an FYI for everyone, you can request to take a real food test. This is where you eat a certain breakfast, usually containing a fair amount of sugar, then they measure your blood glucose. If you really think your result is false, you can request another test.

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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Re: gestational diabetes

i had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy (#3), and apparently developed Type 2 Diabetes between that one and this one. I didn't get diagnosed until a few weeks ago, but it was/is very apparent that i did, in fact, develop T2. So, I'm on insulin and watched very closely and will be so through this entire pregnancy. (And diabetic care will continue afterwards.)

anyway, gestational diabetes wasn't HORRIBLE, mind you... just another "thing to do" for the pregnancy. (I was on insulin with that one.) You DO need to be VERY, VERY conscious and precise with your carb load intake throughout each day and stick to your regiment of care (whether that me oral medication or insulin injections.) Speak up to your doctor(s) and ALWAYS have a snack with you (a carb + a protein is best) when you leave the house. Always.

Even with incredibly close monitoring, I tended to have my blood sugar levels drop very low (hypo) and never left the house without my glucose tabs or a small tube of cake icing. (yes, really.) My healthcare providers are working very closely with me this time around, too, (i'm living in a completely different state- so all new docs) and I wouldn't have it any other way, even though it DOES mean FREQUENT trips to the doctors' office.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #13
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Re: gestational diabetes

hi i'm from march ddc. i had GD with my son and it was controlled by diet. i did my 1 hr test just a few days ago and failed it so i'll be doing my 3 hr this coming wednesday.

when you have it try to keep your sugars to 10 or under per serving and carbs at under 20-30 per serving. i'm sure i'll have it again with this pregnancy. my son was 7lbs 4 oz when he was born. i have insulin resistant pcos at that puts me at a higher risk for having GD.
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