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    I don't have bread and fruit (unless you are counting tomato as fruit).

    I just got a reply from my dietitian. I have to reduce what I'm eating, I'm already so freaking hungry eating what little I do I can add more protein or veggies to fill me up, not sure how I'm going to do that for breakfast my food I eat is already reduced by my hg. One thing after another.

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    Hey IndigoJ,

    GD can be incredibly frustrating! I was in tears at the supermarket because I didn't realise exactly how much sugar was in most foods (especially the ones I loved! Hehe) and then again when I had eaten the exact same breakfast a few days in a row and my readings changed!

    You mentioned that your fasting numbers are up. What are you eating as a snack before bed? I often found that if I had dinner and no snack, my blood sugars would spike through the night and give a higher fasting level the next morning.

    I also found that they days I skipped exercise (even a little walk) that my numbers would start creeping up.

    Hope this helps. All the best! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by laray View Post
    Hey IndigoJ,

    GD can be incredibly frustrating! I was in tears at the supermarket because I didn't realise exactly how much sugar was in most foods (especially the ones I loved! Hehe) and then again when I had eaten the exact same breakfast a few days in a row and my readings changed!

    You mentioned that your fasting numbers are up. What are you eating as a snack before bed? I often found that if I had dinner and no snack, my blood sugars would spike through the night and give a higher fasting level the next morning.

    I also found that they days I skipped exercise (even a little walk) that my numbers would start creeping up.

    Hope this helps. All the best! :-)
    Usually a glass of milk, it's pretty much all I can drink without feeling sick, and it counts as a serve if carbs/sugar.

    After discussing my diet with my dr, yesterday I had glug for breakfast and watery tea to wash it down (weetbix and tea with no sugar), I was gagging while eating it. For lunch I had 2slices soy linseed toast, 2tbs low fat ricotta, 10 cherry tomatoes. For dinner I had a piece of pork chop and 2cups steamed vegies. For morning snack I had a hot choc, arvo snack was a nut bar and my supper was a glass of milk.

    My fasting level was 5.8 and my 2hr levels were all under 6. Then I wake up this morning and my fasting level is 6.1 wtf!!

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    My fasting level is just getting higher and higher. 6.8 this morning I'm eating every single thing I've been told to eat. No idea what's going on. I just want to cry.

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    Mine is the same. It doesn't matter what I eat. My fasting should be below 5.5 and 2 hours after meals should be under 7 for me. My gd is now insulin controlled as my readings were pretty simular to yours. I had gd with my previous baby as well also insulin controlled. Sometimes diet makes no difference its just a hormone thing. Im also a dietician so I speak from my expirience personally as well as work. Thats the reason your fasting levels are high, its a hormone doing this to your pancreas suppressing the production of insulin so bubs compensates for that and produces too much hence a big baby. Some gd patients it can be 100% diet controlled typically youll find their fasting levels are normal as is the case of type 2 diabetes typically can be controlled by diet too.

    Im on 4 injections of insulin per day. 3 rapid release after meals and 1 slow release before bed. I already had a low gi low sugar diet to begin with as I was paranoid about getting gd again also paranoid to develop type 2 as thats more likely once youve had gd. So it was a no brainer that diet wasnt my problem.
    I dont agree with you eating less that's bs in my opinion. Eat things like nuts, special k with skim milk, oatmeal biscuts, plain salted popcorn for snacks. Eat a balanced diet for meals this includes carbs but make sure they are good carbs.

    Excercise is very importent also. I think you will require insulin honey. But im just suggesting eating these things so your not hungry or stressing. Because of my job im not into posting a heap of diet info as I cant control who will read it and it may not apply to everyone. But pm if you want depending on where you live I may even be able to point you to a diabetic educator or endocrinologist.


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    Thank you. No one has told me where this is going, they gave me the diet and said keep levels under 5.5 fasting and 7.0 for 2hr.. which is what I've been trying to do by following their diet. It's been SO stressful for me. I see my midwife tomorrow. I don't know who else I have to talk to. My hospital doesn't have a diabetes educator, they told me to talk to the dietician.

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    As your pregnancy progresses your levels will get higher as the production of the hormones increase as your baby grows. My insulin dosages go up for tjis very reason. Contolled gd either by diet or insulin is not an automatic c section or induction for big babies anymore either. Youll most likely have extra scans though to keep an eye on this. My baby this time is on the smaller percentile. But ds was in the 90th so I was induced with him.

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    I have big babies anyway (4.41 & 4.35) so I'm not stressing about bubs size, more about how they are going to bully me (they've already tried).

    I had a scan yesterday and bub is currently 1.4kg at 29+5wks, 43rd%ile.

    I'm going to ask my middie tomorrow about seeing a real diabetes educator. I can't be stressing about this anymore.

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    Hi Indigo
    I feel your pain. GD can be so deflating and frustrating as there are so many variables.
    I developed GD with my first.
    I managed to control mine with diet but one week for no reason around 32 weeks, my levels spiked 4 times in a week and my Endocronologist was going to put me on insulin.

    They ask you to do the best you can with diet but sometimes it is just out of your control how much insulin resistance you are generating.

    Hopefully you will see a dietician / educator soon. I found that really helpful.
    As discussed follow a low GI diet, add cinnamon (helps with blood sugar and sweet cravings) and chia seeds for extra protein. Lots of fresh veges, whole grains and limit fruit to one piece a day.
    Avoid juice and soft drink and saturated fats. Fatty foods also effect insulin resistance. Smaller portion sizes and more meals to keep levels in balance.

    Exercise for half an hour a day even just a walk or swim, maybe a walk after dinner ( I did some housework of it was too cold/ dark) will help get your fasting levels back in range.
    Illness can also effect insulin resistance so if your battling a cold or tummy bug your levels may spike.
    Also you might react to some foods more than others.
    Best of luck I hope it settles down.

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    I've been doing 15min walking after each meal (as Instructed). The most annoying thing is, when I actually did my gtt my fasting level was 5.5, then they gave me the glucometer and every single fasting level had been over 5.8.

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