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    Quote Originally Posted by angelsfli View Post
    apparently they just change the level for the results and many who would have been told they don't have gestational diabetes are now being told that they do. Its worth asking your dr about the severity.
    It doesn't matter how close you are to the cut off. You either have diabetes or you don't. There's no such thing as "mild" diabetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    It doesn't matter how close you are to the cut off. You either have diabetes or you don't. There's no such thing as "mild" diabetes.
    Wannawannabe GD works differently to type 1 or 2 diabetes in the way that it is diagnosed and treated. It does matter how close u are to the 'cut off'. They may decide for u to monitor your BSL if u are close to the cut off. They may decide to get u to start seeing an endocrinologist if u are close to the cut off. They may also suggest a change in diet or exercise.

    There is no mild diabetes as u said, but some women who have the GTT with high results (not yet over the cut off) are at much higher risk of GD developing later in the pregnancy. You don't just have it or u don't. It develops. Some earlier, some later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsmamma View Post
    Wannawannabe GD works differently to type 1 or 2 diabetes in the way that it is diagnosed and treated. It does matter how close u are to the 'cut off'. They may decide for u to monitor your BSL if u are close to the cut off. They may decide to get u to start seeing an endocrinologist if u are close to the cut off. They may also suggest a change in diet or exercise.

    There is no mild diabetes as u said, but some women who have the GTT with high results (not yet over the cut off) are at much higher risk of GD developing later in the pregnancy. You don't just have it or u don't. It develops. Some earlier, some later.
    I was talking about those diagnosed, not those not diagnosed but with high results.

    It was in reference to the person talking about the change in cut off limits, which has resulted in more women being diagnosed who previously wouldn't have. Just because you fall into the new limits, but previously wouldn't have been diagnosed doesn't mean you can take it any less seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    I was talking about those diagnosed, not those not diagnosed but with high results.

    It was in reference to the person talking about the change in cut off limits, which has resulted in more women being diagnosed who previously wouldn't have. Just because you fall into the new limits, but previously wouldn't have been diagnosed doesn't mean you can take it any less seriously
    In that case I completely agree with you

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    I may question doc about 38w
    I'm all for doing best thing for bubs so I guess I should look into it more but if it is for the best I guess I'll go with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouschildcare View Post
    I may question doc about 38w
    I'm all for doing best thing for bubs so I guess I should look into it more but if it is for the best I guess I'll go with it
    If induction is not what u want u need to tell your ob/midwife. Perhaps give them a time frame of when u are happy to be induced if labor doesn't start naturally. For me it was 39+3 from memory. Then do everything u can to help your body progress.

    I'm not sure what your hospital's policy is but mine was 39 weeks. In most cases with everything looking good with mum and bub they should be willing to compromise with an induction date. But even then it is still solely your decision. They can not make you be induced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouschildcare View Post
    I may question doc about 38w
    I'm all for doing best thing for bubs so I guess I should look into it more but if it is for the best I guess I'll go with it
    We induce at 38 weeks for diabetics on insulin (type 1, type 2 and gestational) and then 40+10 for diet controlled GDM at my hospital.

    that is of course there is no other issues with you or bub

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    The hospitals policy is 38 w but I'm not sure if that's for insulin or diet controlled. Will check that next app

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    Something that is annoying me......I've been reaching my targets during meals so I think I can control with diet but some fasting readings have been over target. Why is this?? How can I control fasting when all I do is sleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouschildcare View Post
    Something that is annoying me......I've been reaching my targets during meals so I think I can control with diet but some fasting readings have been over target. Why is this?? How can I control fasting when all I do is sleep?
    You can't control it. It's just the GD unfortunately. You could try more exercise?


 

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