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    I went private and my ob was quiet strict in managing it. He sent me to a diabetes educator and made me test and record my levels 4 times a day. I then had to email my levels to my OB at the end of every week. I was able to control my diabetes by having a strict diet. My OB did weekly ultrasounds from 36 weeks onward to monitor the size and health of my baby.

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    What is the level he is aiming at? I am 29w, just met a diabetes educator few days ago.

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    I'm struggling to remember (it was two years ago now) but I think it was under 5 when I first woke up and then under 7 when I tested during the day (2 hours after each meal)

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    Everyone says two hrs after meal and only my diabetes educator is aiming 7.5 at 1 hr post meal. That's very strict if u ask me.

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    Default Gestational Diabetes Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    What is the level he is aiming at? I am 29w, just met a diabetes educator few days ago.
    Under 5 (fasting levels) and under 6.7 after breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Sometimes I test at 1 hour instead of waiting the full 2 hours

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    Hi Ladies,

    Ive told Im a very high risk for GD, Im not sure why or how ?

    I have to do the test at 17 weeks and again at 24 weeks WTF

    So in preparation Ive gone through my cupboard and are quite amazed at the healthy foods which I should not be eating.

    Also Im not a sweet food eater either. I have been eating fruit, which I have now cut back on. Ill be seeing a dietician shortly to discuss what to eat, which will also I will be able to digest as I have lots of scar tissue and lots of Vit deficiencies due to other surgical issues.


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    I have gd, have recently been put on metformin at night due to my fasting levels being too high. My daily levels are great with diet control but no matter what i try my fasting levels are always between 5 and 5.4 (supposed to be under 5). I was put on 1 x 500mg tablet at night to start, after 2 weeks it only helped sometimes, now I'm on 2 x 500mg tablets every night, it's still not doing much. Wondering if I'll get put on insulin at next appt in just over a week. It's so annoying i feel like I'm failing my baby, even though i know it's out of my control.
    On the plus since finding out i have gd and starting the diet i have lost about 3kg which dr says is good considering my bmi classes me as obese (although to look at me you wouldn't think so).
    Anyone else tried the metformin and then had to go on insulin? I'm 31 weeks atm.

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    @francesthecat: i haven't seen you on the other thread for a while. Glad to hear from you, although not glad to see you on this thread! Do you have family history of diabetes? Are you belonged to a certain ethic group that has a higher chance of getting GD? I assume you were on steroid early on?

    I know from the start that i am likely to get it. I am not surprised or upset that the GTT result comes back high. I wasn't obese and fast and random glucose always good before i embarked on the IVF journey. Steroid has done a lot of harm for me from the start.

    I just saw the dietitian last week. My fasting level has been under 5 (borderline). I always get super high value after breakfast no matter what i eat. For comparison, i am eating more for lunch and dinner and yet the levels are less after the breakfast. The levels are still above the dietitian would like to have. I feel like it doest really matter what i eat. It is still above normal range so they might well put me on insulin straight away. It isn't like i haven't had enough needles this pregnancy. I just want the bub to be healthy. The diet makes me lose weight atm. I am eating like a sparrow and constantly hungry! It can't be healthy for the bub either. However, OB wanted to wait for another week or two to decide on the insulin.
    @meandmyboy82: sorry, can't help you with metformin. My OB would put me on insulin next. I am 29w.

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    Thank you @bbhope Yes Ive been a little MIA

    The only history for diabetes in my family is type 2 in much later in life. My sister did not get it in any of her pregnancies & neither did my mum.
    Nor am I ethic group that is a higher risk.
    Yes to the steroids I have been on pred for January
    Then on DEX for 4 months & a few weeks. Yep its done a great deal of harm to me as well.
    Im not obese either, I have gained weight in this pregnancy though. Not a size 12 anymore though. I have never been thin either.

    I go back and re some more of this thread about what type of diet to follow.

    many thanks

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    If your family has type 2, then yes, you have a slightly higher risk. My cousins on my father side have type 2 but most of them are obese. My aunt (mother side) had GD. I don't know if anyone has type 1 but my parents always tell me to watch for my sugar intake since i was young. I'm in the ethic group of high risk. My sister didn't have it when she was pregnant. She was in her early 20s when she got pregnant, though. I am not sure if age is a factor.

    Basically, i was told that half the plate should be veges, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carb. Low GI carb. Breakfast only 2 slices of wholegrain bread + peanut butter + skim milk or 3/4 cup of cereal + milk. Snacks after breakfast and lunch. 2 fruit servings per day. 1 serve = 1 apple size. The dietitian wants to up my protein intake since she said it helps to digest the sugar/carb. I thought eating less meat was the way to go but no. I was also told that i shouldn't stop carb completely. If i crave rice or pasta, go with low GI rice (basmati) and wheat pasta. Basically, 5 meals a day.


 

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