+ Reply to Thread
Page 26 of 42 FirstFirst ... 16242526272836 ... LastLast
Results 251 to 260 of 420
  1. #251
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Aww munchkin275, he's adorable! As for me, spoke too soon - found out today I have GD. My result was 10.4 at 1hr and 9.3 at 2hrs. Off to the education class tomorrow 😢

  2. #252
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    11,313
    Thanks
    1,749
    Thanked
    1,817
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by cairnsmummy View Post
    Aww munchkin275, he's adorable! As for me, spoke too soon - found out today I have GD. My result was 10.4 at 1hr and 9.3 at 2hrs. Off to the education class tomorrow 😢
    Ohh bummer I hope it's not too boring for you xx

  3. #253
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Well nothing had changed in 3yrs apart from now you test 2hrs after eating instead of 1 which I find makes it hard to fit in snacks - especially supper! On a happy note all readings have been low so far 😄

  4. #254
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    661
    Thanked
    1,194
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    When I was diagnosed with GD about 5 weeks ago and was initially told testing 2 hrs after eating I was really struggling with the snacking too. Thankfully my obstetrician decided it was OK to test 1hr after the start of a meal instead and I've found that easier to deal with.

    You're lucky your readings have been low. Ugh, I'm struggling with it. Mine seems quite unstable and so I get some good results but then a real spike for no apparent reason. It's doing my head in! It means my insulin dosages keep having to change, which leaves me feeling pretty sick at times. I'm hoping everything will even out soon.

  5. #255
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Aw Cat, sorry to hear you're struggling. With my last pregnancy I was on insulin within a week (Novotapid and Protophane) and my dosage levels were continually changing - it's tough trying to get the balance right!I have my next antenatal appt next week - if they say I'm not eating enough then I'll request to test every hour as it I'm finding nearly impossible to fit snacks in as well!

  6. #256
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    661
    Thanked
    1,194
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Cairnsmummy, sorry about the pity party. Sometimes, I get a bit down about the GD. I was really healthy before I was pregnant but the GD has meant that I've had to add more carbs to my diet - something that I've always kept to a minimum because I don't really like bread and wheat-based cereals all that much. They make me feel kind of heavy and blah. I'm having NovoRapid with meals and Levemir at night. And being diagnosed at 10 weeks (I'm 15 weeks now) means I've still got a way to go with the diet changes. Plus I'm a control freak and this is something that I have very little control over...

    I know it will all be worth it when I have a healthy bubba at the end of it, sometimes it just all feels a bit much.

    Definitely talk to your dr about testing after an hour. I saw a dietician a couple of times when I was first diagnosed and she said if you're hungry you should eat, whether you're between meals and tests or not. Just make a note of it so you can explain if your levels are higher than they should be.

    I don't know about you but I keep a food diary (inc. carb count) so that I can look back and see exactly what I've eaten along with all by BG levels. It's helped me to make better choices if one thing in particular always pushes my levels too high.

  7. #257
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Cat, party away! Having been through it before I can totally understand how frustrating the lack of control can be. It drove me mad that I could eat something one day and be fine and then the same thing would send me rocketing the next day/week! I do like my carbs but I struggle with just how much they want you to eat and my DH totally doesn't understand why either.I'm having a down day myself - it's the day before I need to ring my levels in and all 3 today have been high. Only explanation I can think of is having had a deep tissue massage last night that may have affected me?? Other than today I've had one high reading (Dominos pizza oops!) and two just on 7 - all the rest have been 4s and 5s with a few 6s after dinner. Today I didn't even have morning and afternoon tea or sweet chai like I have been.

  8. #258
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    661
    Thanked
    1,194
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Today has been a bad day for me. My after-breakfast level was good but just two hours after brekkie I tested again because I wasn't feeling great - a bit shaky and dizzy - and it'd dropped to 3.5, which is too low. Even an hour after my snack (shredded wheat biscuits, yoghurt and apple) my level was still only 4.4. Lunch was good but then it plummeted again - not as low this time though. I feel like I can't win.

    I've emailed my doctor today with the last three days worth of results, plus the in-between tests I've taken, because I think my insulin dose must be too high. I just don't think my levels should fluctuate as wildly as they are. She hasn't gotten back to me yet.

    I wonder if it could have been the deep tissue massage? The simplest things seem to have the strangest impacts. No wonder we can't figure it out!

    Did you not feel like snacking today, or were you trying not to snack because your levels are higher? I've become dependent on my snacks. I get way too hungry otherwise.

  9. #259
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0
    Wow I'd agree that your insulin levels may be a bit high if your having hypos like that. Let me know what the dr says. I had a few hypos over the past few weeks which is what clued me to the fact I was probably going to get a positive result. Fasting level was 5.5 this morning. Am going to ring my levels in after I've done my brekkie reading. I'm hoping that they'll let me keep diet controlling and ring in my levels on Monday but I'm not hopeful. I've a massage booked next Wed too (that one session has nearly completely eradicated all my back pain!) so will be interesting to see if my levels go up after that one. Will let you know what the clinic says....keep your fingers crossed for me!!

  10. #260
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    661
    Thanked
    1,194
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Good luck when you talk to the doctor. Here's hoping you can stay on diet control! Let me know how you go.

    The dr came back to me late yesterday and has reduced my insulin dosages. She's squeezed me in for an appointment at lunch time today so we can talk about what's going on and take another look at my diet. Hopefully I'll be able to make a bit more sense of what's going on after that.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Gestational Diabetes
    By Katho in forum Second Trimester Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-08-2013, 07:44
  2. Gestational diabetes symptoms
    By Marty83 in forum Gestational Diabetes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-07-2013, 11:16
  3. Gestational diabetes
    By MissH in forum Second Trimester Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-04-2013, 16:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
CovitolCovitol Cream provides a thick, smooth barrier for long lasting protection and helps to relieve many skin irritations ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Sippy cup madnessBabies (7 - 12 months)
meals for eating with 1 handRecipes & Lunchbox Ideas
RestavitGeneral Sleeping & Settling Chat
How many Presents for Christmas?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Is this a faint positive result or just a indent line?Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
How normal is gas at this age?Newborns (0 - 2 months)
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›