Hi everyone. I had diet controlled GD with my last pregnancy and had DS at 39 weeks by natural means. I'm now 23wks pregnant with my second (only got diagnosed at 19wks due to scheduling issues with the hospital) and my readings are getting really bad. They're not necessarily in any order, but I'm going over once every day (never the fasting, and rarely breakfast) and I sort of can explain it, like it's obviously certain foods (eg. any kind of bread, cereal or potato) while the milk, fruit and usually rice get good readings, but I'm getting really hungry without something starchy, excersising doesn't always seem to help and I don't see me dealing with it for another 17ish weeks as the depression from getting a bad read is getting me irrationally upset.
Of course I'm going to talk to the midwife/dietician/doctor, and I'm not all that worried about having to take insulin (though to be honest, it does make me feel like a bit of a failure, even though I know it's not really my fault) but as I won't be able to get in for 1-2 weeks I just wanted some info on everyone's experiences or the advice they've been given.
If I go on insulin will this mean I'll have to be induced at 38wks? Is that just something standard that they do? Or is that something totally dependant on the doctor/hospital?
Will I have to go in more frequently to the hospital for check ups or prescriptions or anything?
I really don't like my doctor, he's very unhelpful, unsupportive and to be honest there's a language barrier and I can't understand him... I'm going public but have only ever seen the one doctor... Do you know if follow ups can be seen by a midwife, or if on insulin will I be stuck with a Dr?
thanks in advance, I was having a terrible day until I remembered Bubhub wasn't just for Due In Group chat