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    Another positive - for me anyway - I only put on 10 kgs during pregnancy because I couldn't eat any naughty stuff. To look at me 2 weeks post birth, I'm almost back to pre-pregnancy size. 😄

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    Just bumping this thread

    I've just started monitoring my levels and no matter how healthy I eat or how close I follow the meal plan given my levels are still over the 6.7 mark

    When I was first diagnosed (Saturday) my dr did the prick test (after breakfast) and I was 5.7. Today I ate the same meal (less 1 slice of toast) and my level was 6.8

    I just dont get what I'm doing wrong

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    I just came on bh to find some info, your timing couldn't have been more perfect!
    I have just found out I have gd but have my appt with the endocrinologist on Friday. Not much help atm as I just bought a tester but it didn't come with strips (wasn't mentioned to me that I need strips too damn pharmacist)

    So hopefully the navigating if this will be ok, from what I've read its slit to take in

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    @Nala9000 I got everything given to me at my appointment. When you have your appointment you'll get a form that you fill it in for diabetes australia and your strips and needles are cheaper than just getting it without the form/card

    Good luck with your appointment

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    @meredithgrey thanks for the response- I was trying to avoid the insulin

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    @Cevapa, as much as I didn't enjoy the insulin injections there was no way I could avoid them and it was a small price to pay for a healthy baby. As meredithgrey said it's not necessarily what you're doing, I had the same problem - I could have an identical meal on different days and end up with a completely different result.

    Exercise will help too, if you're feeling up to it, and I also found a drop in my levels once I started taking a probiotic.

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    @Cevapa I agree with others hun; although having to inject daily (or a few times a day) doesn't sound appealing, having to start insulin isn't a bad thing. I had the same issues, eating same thing on different days yet would bring up completely different results. I was actually finding it very stressful & frustrating. So after 3 weeks of attempting to diet control, am now on insulin. And I actually wish they had put me on it sooner. So don't feel bad, it's not your fault nor anything you're doing wrong.
    @Cat74 how was your bub when he was born hun? - was he a bigger weight due to the GD?

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    I just wanted to pop in and say don't feel down that you have to have insulin to help with your levels. I was diagnosed early in my pregnancy and by 18 weeks I was on insulin because no matter what I did I couldn't control my levels.

    My ds was born at 38 weeks and was very healthy and an average weight of 7 lb 8 oz. At the end of the day if it helps to ensure you have a healthy baby that is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin275 View Post
    I just wanted to pop in and say don't feel down that you have to have insulin to help with your levels. I was diagnosed early in my pregnancy and by 18 weeks I was on insulin because no matter what I did I couldn't control my levels.

    My ds was born at 38 weeks and was very healthy and an average weight of 7 lb 8 oz. At the end of the day if it helps to ensure you have a healthy baby that is all that matters.

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    Came to second that!

    I had GD diagnosed at 11 weeks due to other risk factors and was on insulin & metformin - I could keep up with diet control at the beginning but the hormones took over and there wasn't anything I could do.
    All the way through my baby remained at an average size at all his growth scans. He arrived on Saturday via induction at 38+3 and did end up having some minor problems with his glucose level so was monitored for 24 hours but otherwise is healthy and happy. Oh he is also jaundiced but that is from a traumatic birth and nothing GD related. He was 7lb7oz and 51cms at birth 😊

    I was initially scared of the insulin. It ended up just being a slight annoyance and totally worth it for bubs sake and my own. The needle is tiny and I think I actually felt it maybe twice? A few times at the end because my belly was big I had to actually ask DH if the needle was in because I couldn't see or feel it!

    Good luck, and feel free to PM if you wanna chat

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