Just got off the phone with my OB, I failed my 2 hr glucose test I have to make an appointment with the GD consultant at the hospital but until I see her, can anyone tell me what I should/should not be eating in the meanwhile?
And why is it I had no problems stabbing myself in the stomach with a syringe every day for IVF, but the thought of four finger prick tests daily is freaking me out?
Urgh! So didn't need anything else to worry about this pregnancy
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31-08-2012 09:13 #1
Failed my glucose test ARGH!!!!
31-08-2012 09:20 #2
Don't freak out it really isn't anything bad at all, lot's of women get GD.
Have a google of low GI foods and try to avoid high GI, it's pretty easy. There's tonnes of foods you can eat. My fav thing as a treat was fruit salad and custard
Here's a list that can help....
Also I don't want to freak you out but some women will need insulin with their GD but majority will control their GD via just food.
31-08-2012 09:20 #3
Ohh shucks!!! Its a bummer failing that dammed test.
Its more so watching the serving size of carbs that you are eating. I think it was 2 serves for breakky, 2 for lunch, 2 for dinner but then only 1 for morning tea and afternoon tea. I think from memory its a low GI type diet
For example, usually i eat 2 slices of toast and a big glass of milk for breakky. Early pregnancy i was eating 3 slices but with GD i was only allowed to eat only 1 slice of toast and 250mls milk (yep, milk's a carb). That is 1 serving each of carbs. Or alternatively, 1 cup albran maybe.
Pastas- 1 serve is 1 cup of cooked pasta
chicken - 1 serve is the size of your palm to middle of fingers
Steak - 1 serve is the size of your palm
Potatoes - i think 1/2 a baby potato is 1 serve
oh of course, cut out sweets if you can
Last edited by Bennos Mummy; 31-08-2012 at 09:22.
31-08-2012 09:22 #4
Sorry to hear that I'm pretty sure a low gi diet is the way to go (try googling that and diabetes diets to get an idea of what you should be avoiding or eating more of). I passed mine so I don't have any direct experience with it, but good luck I hope it all goes well for you
31-08-2012 09:59 #5
Failed my glucose test ARGH!!!!
Just a tip when you prick your finger (one I learnt from work from a dietitian after I kept testing my BSL's and complaining I couldn't type cause it hurt my finger) is to prick to the side of your finger - not the pad - heaps better :-)
Good luck with it all...
31-08-2012 10:09 #6
Re: Failed my glucose test ARGH!!!!
I had GD and my pregnancy was stress free. I was just more mindful of my diet, but didn't get to the point of needing to count carbs. I never had a high glucose reading and it went away once bub was born.
The positive was that I didn't put much weight
I hope all goes well for you too! Remember, you will only need to do the testing for a few weeks and it goes really fast!
31-08-2012 12:41 #7Member
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Don't stress - you'll find it's not as bad as it seems. I was utterly devastated when I found out I had GD with my last pg. But it didn't take long to a) find the foods I loved that I would give me good numbers (and so I could pretty much have however much I wanted...) and b) realise that the finger pricks aren't as bad when you know you've got a yummy snack on the other side
(Plus, I found if you pinch your thumbnail into the pad of your finger first, the prick doesn't really hurt at all. Oh, and don't ever re-use your needles - that will hurt b/c they go dull with each prick.)
You'll do fine!!
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