Hi ladies, I'm hoping I can access the wealth of advice in your heads! I was told I have GD today based on my GTT 2 weeks ago. My clinic 'missed' calling me earlier about the results, which they said they should have done, and it will be another week before I see the diabetic counsellor. I'd really like to start taking action now as I'm worried, since I've just been keeping on eating as I have been, that I've just been making things worse already in the past few weeks.
I understand lowGI, and typically prefer it for a lot of things, but don't really understand how much is enough/too much from a GD perspective.
Also, is it worth getting a blood sugar checker before my appt so I can start checking right away?
My fasting and 1hr numbers were good but my 2hr was 8.1 (needed to be 7.9 or under) so my OB was confident it could be controlled with diet. My fundus is also measuring spot on, so hopefully I'm still not doing too badly. Thanks in advance!
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21-03-2013 18:50 #1
GD advice while I wait to see the diabetic counsellor
21-03-2013 19:39 #2
Hi op. I've had GD with both my 2 pregnancies. Before u see the diabetic councillor / educator/ dietician, just make sure you are eating small, regular, healthy meals. Low GI is great but make sure u are still having some carbs. Reduce sugary foods. And try not to stress
It's very easy to feel overwhelmed with getting a diagnosis of GD but your doctors will let u know everything u need to do when u see them. I wouldn't bother getting a blood glucose tester as they should give u one at your appointment and show u how to use it.
Feel free to ask any question here. There are lots of us here on BH who have been through this and are here to support you.
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Exercise is key too. If you can go for a walk after a meal it will really help to bring your blood sugar levels down. I used to eat lunch then go for a walk round the block at work.
I also found apples were great at bringing my levels down, but I'm not sure if that's common or just me!
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22-03-2013 09:49 #4
Thanks for the advice ladies. Feeling a but calmer about it all this morning (after some serious googling last night, lol) as my result was only just in the GD range so hopefully I've not been doing too badly anyway.
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