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    Mumma rex are you on a overnight slow release insulin?

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    My educator said you can only experience a true hypo if you're on insulin (I took that to mean the dangerous, risk of unconscious kind).
    I got an injection in case I pass out when I got my first insulin prescription, and was told to keep jelly beans on me at all times in case my levels dropped below 4.

    When we were trying diet controlled they weren't worried about any of that, although I did get hypo symptoms once and felt better after a lemonade



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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 clinically (sic) speaking I find alot (sic) of what you state to be inaccurate and a little misguided.
    Well Miados, I've read your post again and tell me, what have I missed? You clearly state your misunderstanding in the first line. You then go on to dismiss my experiences because you say you have worked in a hospital albeit not as a midwife and not in any antenatal clinics so I'm a little surprised that you should start dictating what you believe to be standard practice in midwifery

    You then go onto tell me that I'm misguided. You presume a lot about me based on what little I have said about a very small portion of my life. I find your attitude rather arrogant and really not helpful in a thread such as this. I came here to discuss GD and share experiences - as others have - and not to be torn down by someone who feels they know it all. I note you are quick to demand the same consideration that you do not afford to others: that you have your experiences and that they be respected as such.

    As you can clearly see in the many posts that populate this thread, people aren't being told the same thing, there doesn't appear to be any particularised standard being practiced and there isn't a lot of information out there regarding gestational diabetes.

    Reading other people's experiences I feel reassured that I'm not the only one going through this. And for that I am grateful. I don't need to be told that my contributions are false, misguided or not worthy.

    Thank you.

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    No I'm diet controlled at the moment. The 3.8 is the lowest I've had but it got me thinking when is it too low. I googled a bit but the most I found was 'if your blood sugar gets too low you can go into a coma.' That freaked me out.

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    Woo, another low fasting limit

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    Interesting read ladies.

    i have gd too. This is the 2nd time around I am insulin resistant. So I started checking my bloods at 5 weeks and dame it I had it. I was put on insulin about 12 weeks only overnight at that stage. My endo doc has the lower readings I must achieve. Must be under 5 overnight and 6.7 2 hrs after meals, he has this for his patients in vic. I think all states will be going to these readings soon.

    i have been able to control with insulin over night so much better this time. But I will be having my bub on Monday at 37 weeks via c-section. I trust my doc and she is worried so bub will be here soon yay.

    all I can say is everyone is different trust the specialists you have around you. Good luck ladies may you all have happy and healthy babies at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    Well Miados, I've read your post again and tell me, what have I missed? You clearly state your misunderstanding in the first line. You then go on to dismiss my experiences because you say you have worked in a hospital albeit not as a midwife and not in any antenatal clinics so I'm a little surprised that you should start dictating what you believe to be standard practice in midwifery

    You then go onto tell me that I'm misguided. You presume a lot about me based on what little I have said about a very small portion of my life. I find your attitude rather arrogant and really not helpful in a thread such as this. I came here to discuss GD and share experiences - as others have - and not to be torn down by someone who feels they know it all. I note you are quick to demand the same consideration that you do not afford to others: that you have your experiences and that they be respected as such.

    As you can clearly see in the many posts that populate this thread, people aren't being told the same thing, there doesn't appear to be any particularised standard being practiced and there isn't a lot of information out there regarding gestational diabetes.

    Reading other people's experiences I feel reassured that I'm not the only one going through this. And for that I am grateful. I don't need to be told that my contributions are false, misguided or not worthy.

    Thank you.
    Im only presuming based on what you said. I said several posts back the I didnt agree with you as it goes against everything I was taught and practise in my job. Thats ok isnt it? I can assure you ive spent adequete time in all departments within a hopital including antenatel both personally as this my 3rd baby and 2nd time with gd and both professionally. Im also personal friends with midwifery head of the hospital I attend and consult too. I did fact check with her tonight prior to writing and again, all I said was middys ordering the insulin is not the norm. I also said thats not to say it doesnt happen. Its MY expirience that is not the norm and this was confirmed by my friend tonight as well. Not all hospitals have the same policy and it also varies state to state as well so I agree with you, im not trying to take your expirience awsy and dismiss it. So perhaps dont be so dismissive about my expiriences either as you dont know me based on what I choose to share. All im trying to point out is that I dont agree with you. I dont expect you to agree with me either. But a having a differing opinion is not my arrogance is based on what ive been taught. Just like you've done your own research and you have your beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummasaurus Rex View Post
    No I'm diet controlled at the moment. The 3.8 is the lowest I've had but it got me thinking when is it too low. I googled a bit but the most I found was 'if your blood sugar gets too low you can go into a coma.' That freaked me out.
    Low levels are only dangerous if you take oral hypoglycaemics or insulin.
    A person not on diabetic medication cannot experience a true hypo, therefore cannot go into coma.

    The hypo you are worried about only happens if induced by medicines when the bsl is already low etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Low levels are only dangerous if you take oral hypoglycaemics or insulin.
    A person not on diabetic medication cannot experience a true hypo, therefore cannot go into coma.

    The hypo you are worried about only happens if induced by medicines when the bsl is already low etc.
    Thanks. I'm really struggling to find any clear information on gestational diabetes online. I see the diabetes educator on Monday so she should be able to fill me in on things then. I wish they hadn't told me I had gestational diabetes when I was going to have to wait 2 weeks to see someone to tell me about it, all it's done is made me stress.

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    I think I'm having a reaction to the insulin I have red welts about the size of a 5c piece around my belly button, they are itchy as all hell. Then after a few days they turn to a bruise colour. It might be pupps, but google tells me that only happens in first time mums.

    I had a high fasting reading this morning. And a low after breakfast reading of 3.9 so I had to follow the steps to avoid a hypo. What is going ooooon?

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