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    Was the fasting level 4.8 or 5.8? The cut-off is 5.

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    My levels were borderline like that and I was diagnosed with GD. I went to the education class, did the GD diet and checked my levels until the end.

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    I can't remember if fasting was 4.8 or 5.8. I have a feeling it may have been 5.8 in which case it would appear to be positive based on my fasting level.

    The WHO report mentioned above says that over 8.5 at 2 hours is positive (I'm a long way under that) but the fasting rate needs to be 5 or below which makes me think maybe i got the fasting rate wrong and it was higher than i remembered.


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    I think it depends on the hospital too because just in my dig those who had GD were told to keep under a range of numbers. 2hrs post meal I had to be under 6.7 and fasting under 5.0 but it was different for others in other states.

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    The numbers part is confusing as the threshold was changed (lowered) recently, which is why there seem to be a multitude of women being diagnosed with GD now. Some places go by the new while others still use the old ones.

    My doctor stuck to the new lower numbers - fasting under 5, one-hour post-meal levels under 8 (although preferably under 7 if I could manage it). It is normal to measure after two hours but I'd get so hungry that I asked my doctor if I could just do one-hour levels instead and she was fine with that.

    I found the diet harder than I thought, and I ate healthily before, just not so many carbs which I had to amp up during pregnancy.

    On a positive note, because this is something that worried me throughout pregnancy, the GD went away immediately after birth! My blood sugars went very low after birth (I had a c-section and had been fasting for 6+ hours) but thankfully bubbas were stable and he is fine.

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    I have recently been diagnosed with GD also. hope you don't mind me jumping in have been testing after meals for almost 2 weeks now and I am finally getting used to it I think!

    my readings need to be under 5.5 fasting or 7 after meals which I have been managing minus a few slip ups with my eating :/

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    @Cat74 Congrats on the birth of your baby boy!! Glad your GD went away. How exciting to be able to eat normally

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    @bubbasmum, thank you. We are very smitten with our little boy.

    It's awesome to be able to eat normally again. Although I'm already dreading the six-week GTT to make sure that my levels are still in fact normal...

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    Fingers crossed for you

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    thanks everyone for your input. Went to my info session today and the results I got on the phone were totally wrong. Was actually 8.6 (cut off 8.5) so I was just over. Fasting rate was 4.8 so clear on that.

    Just tested after my first meal and only 5.9 so i'm confident i'll be able to stick to things. Also excited to have found a sugar free low carb ice cream that I can cure my sugar cravings with so i'm feeling positive about things and there will be plenty of options for me to choose from.


 

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