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Old 09-27-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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what does gestational diabetes feel like?

i have my glucose screening test this week. i'm about 29 weeks right now. but lately i have been feeling extreme fatigue. not every day and not all the time, but yesterday, for example, i just wanted to lay down all day and my body felt so weak. i wasn't sure if it was because i wasn't eating that great or what?

for those of you who have had GD, how did you feel when you had it?

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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It honestly didnt feel like anything to me.

I think your fatigue is just being preggo! I have days liek that too!
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When I had GD I didn't feel any different. I like your just tired from being pregnant.
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I couldn't tell much of a difference when I had it with DD. The only thing I felt was a pain in my finger from constantly testing my blood.
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Yup no symptoms for me.
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Re: what does gestational diabetes feel like?

If I don't eat carefully- like making sure to get protein with my carbs and trying to keep the carbs healthy, I start to get kindof shaky or sick after the carbs burn off. That can make me feel tired and weird. I think it is hypoglycemia or something like that. If I drank a glass of reg fruit juice by itself I would start to feel tired and shaky abotu an hour or so later...depending on how active I was or if I ate anything before it, I might feel worse.
I wonder if sometimes the baby has growth spurts in the womb and "uses" more of our food on some days just like when the baby comes out and we're breastfeeding and all of a sudden they want to nurse around the clock? Maybe that could be contributing?
Putting my feet up for an hour or so helps me with the regular maternity fatigue.
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thanks mamas! maybe i will update when i find out if i passed the glucose screening test or not.......
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Re: what does gestational diabetes feel like?

for me, I oculd only feel it when my sugars were off and I needed to eat something. I would get a little lightheaded, weak, hot, and a little shaky. i could just feel something "off". I would eat or drink something and that feeling would go away.
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