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    It seems we've all been told pretty much the same thing which is great. As this info is pretty standard. In regards to testing afterwards both my son and I have been tested regularly in the last 5 years ds has never shown any abnormal readings and neither have I until I was utd again! Something to bare in mind it is more common in subsequent pregnancies.

    I agree first time I had it with my son 5 years ago I went to a hospital run info session with about 10 other recently diagnosed women. All but myself and 2 other women had their bsl diaries and most of them rocked up with a bottle of coke or similar to sit through the class with! Even some women I see at the clinic now have no idea what there levels are and they have the shug shoulder approach which I find crazy.

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    I've only been told that fasting levels are to be under 5. Mine was 3.7 this morning so I suppose that is good. I'll hopefully be told what levels for 2 hours after a meal on Monday. I'm really keen to do it on diet alone.

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    You need to read my post again, Miados. I never said she prescribed me with insulin.

    With respect, you may work in a hospital but each section is very different so what goes on in, say an antenatal clinic, may be very different to a paediatric ward. I was simply outlining my experience which was consistent throughout multiple pregnancies. So just because you haven't seen certain things happen does not mean they don't happen.

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    Ive worked in 8 major hospitals and too many to count smaller rural ones and ive never known a middy to order insulin for a patient or even diagnose gd without a dr consult. Im not saying it doesnt happen but its not the standard. Perhaps the dr are swamped and the middy gets them to sign off which you dont see. I find the non referral to a specialist such as an endo or ob very strange too or at least an educator.

    In 15 years of being in the medical field clincally speaking I find alot of what you state to be inaccurate and a little misguided. This is my 3rd baby and 2nd time with idgd so i have my own expiriences to draw from as well. But im a huge believer in getting 2nd opinions and doing what's right for you. Your doing what you feel is right for you, your body and your baby.

    I trust the team I have around me to make those calls for me, im not going to 2nd guess them. I would strongly suggest others reading this thread to check with their teams prior to msking any desions on the gd management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleep81 View Post
    I seem to be the only one told that the levels have been lowered to 5 for fasting and 6.7 for 2 hours. Oh well I suppose it's a good thing that I've been striving to keep under those levels. Yes I've had a few blow out but with 7 months of this I feel it's allowed.

    I have been told this time by my educator and last pregnancy (two different educators) you are allowed three highs a week.
    Those are similar to my levels as well (5.3 fasting, 6.7 after), my diabetes educator said they've just been lowered. My levels are frequently higher (and climbing) despite the diet and slow release insulin, I wouldn't be surprised if I'm put on nova rapid for each meal soon

    Caviar, I'm not so concerned about developing type 2 diabetes later (I'll mostly stick to the diet after birth, and keep getting tested regularly, but if it happens it happens. Type 2 can be controlled by diet and metformin usually so at least I won't be injecting insulin forever). I know that sounds dismissive, I know it's serious but I've also known for some time it was probably going to be in my future. I was diagnosed years ago for pcos and insulin resistance .
    I do worry about Bub though, and that's why I'm being very strict about my diet and have been religious with my readings and insulin. My preoccupation with Bubs size is just because of my history with shoulder dystocia (we're getting a c section this time, but I'm still worried about early labor since we're out bush).



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    Hey all. I haven't started insulin yet. Its in my fridge though. And it'll be four units at night to begin with. I have to start the next day I have a high fasting. My levels goals are 5 resting and 6.8 after meals. Apparently these are the new levels brought in this year. My diabetes Lady was horrified that so many other states are still using the old levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    You need to read my post again, Miados. I never said she prescribed me with insulin.

    With respect, you may work in a hospital but each section is very different so what goes on in, say an antenatal clinic, may be very different to a paediatric ward. I was simply outlining my experience which was consistent throughout multiple pregnancies. So just because you haven't seen certain things happen does not mean they don't happen.
    You should re read my post as I also never said that. It was also based on my expirience for the hospitals I worked within. I cant comment on what other hospitals do just pointing out its not standard practise.

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    So there are levels which we shouldn't have our blood sugar go above but is there a level that is too low?

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    I've only experience one hypo when my levels were 3.4. I asked my educator and basically got the impression it's not something that will effect bub but you can pass out etc..

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    Yeah if you start getting light headed dizzy ect pretty much describes some early and late pregnancy symtoms you should test your levels generally speaking below 3.5 eat or drink something sweet.

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    I was concerned about that but the lowest I've had has been 3.8 or something on waking up in the morning and I felt okay.


 

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