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    @Cevapa, as much as I didn't enjoy the insulin injections there was no way I could avoid them and it was a small price to pay for a healthy baby. As meredithgrey said it's not necessarily what you're doing, I had the same problem - I could have an identical meal on different days and end up with a completely different result.

    Exercise will help too, if you're feeling up to it, and I also found a drop in my levels once I started taking a probiotic.

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    @Cevapa I agree with others hun; although having to inject daily (or a few times a day) doesn't sound appealing, having to start insulin isn't a bad thing. I had the same issues, eating same thing on different days yet would bring up completely different results. I was actually finding it very stressful & frustrating. So after 3 weeks of attempting to diet control, am now on insulin. And I actually wish they had put me on it sooner. So don't feel bad, it's not your fault nor anything you're doing wrong.
    @Cat74 how was your bub when he was born hun? - was he a bigger weight due to the GD?

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    I just wanted to pop in and say don't feel down that you have to have insulin to help with your levels. I was diagnosed early in my pregnancy and by 18 weeks I was on insulin because no matter what I did I couldn't control my levels.

    My ds was born at 38 weeks and was very healthy and an average weight of 7 lb 8 oz. At the end of the day if it helps to ensure you have a healthy baby that is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin275 View Post
    I just wanted to pop in and say don't feel down that you have to have insulin to help with your levels. I was diagnosed early in my pregnancy and by 18 weeks I was on insulin because no matter what I did I couldn't control my levels.

    My ds was born at 38 weeks and was very healthy and an average weight of 7 lb 8 oz. At the end of the day if it helps to ensure you have a healthy baby that is all that matters.

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    Came to second that!

    I had GD diagnosed at 11 weeks due to other risk factors and was on insulin & metformin - I could keep up with diet control at the beginning but the hormones took over and there wasn't anything I could do.
    All the way through my baby remained at an average size at all his growth scans. He arrived on Saturday via induction at 38+3 and did end up having some minor problems with his glucose level so was monitored for 24 hours but otherwise is healthy and happy. Oh he is also jaundiced but that is from a traumatic birth and nothing GD related. He was 7lb7oz and 51cms at birth 😊

    I was initially scared of the insulin. It ended up just being a slight annoyance and totally worth it for bubs sake and my own. The needle is tiny and I think I actually felt it maybe twice? A few times at the end because my belly was big I had to actually ask DH if the needle was in because I couldn't see or feel it!

    Good luck, and feel free to PM if you wanna chat

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    @KayzB thanks for the reply. Do you still monitor your levels if your on the insulin?

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    Thanks @jaybu84 I've been diagnosed early too - I'm actually not afraid of the needles as I've done IVF so used to it - I find it harder to food control than anything else (and the 2 hour wait to take my results)

    I think I'll speak to my obstreition next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevapa View Post
    @KayzB thanks for the reply. Do you still monitor your levels if your on the insulin?
    @Cevapa yep hun still have to monitor/test 4x a day - for fasting level (before breakfast), then 2 hours after breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    I actually have to call the diabetes clinic tomorrow as I exceeded levels again today despite the insulin 😕 I'm on a slow release insulin which I take half an hour before breakfast - but by the time it gets to dinner time, the insulin has worn off already. So will see what they say. Hopefully will amend my dose (or timing of the dose) as I'm starting to feel stressed out about it again 😐

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    @jaybu84 congrats on your bubba! ☺️💖

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    @Cevapa I was IVF too 😊 it was a million times easier then those needles for sure haha
    Actually I had a total hormonal breakdown moment because in my mind I started the pregnancy with needles and then had to finish it the same way and felt like a bit of a failure - it was like a mental barrier I didn't realise I had until it happened. Really got to me!

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    @KayzB thanks so much!! I'm totally in love and will take any opportunity to show him off haha
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