Hi to the new GD diagnosed mums.
As others have said don't feel bad if you get put on insulin. I had my levels under control with diet and then suddenly they kept getting higher and higher no matter what I would eat, I was down to 1 carb point putting me over! Your levels will naturally get higher as you progress so better off getting it sorted earlier than later.
Once on insulin I had to keep getting it readjusted, sometimes multiple times a week. By the end I was shifting between higher blood glucose and hypos, I felt defeated and like I was doing something wrong but stuck with it and I have my healthy bub now, 7pound 8oz, so about spot on average. He did have low blood glucose on birth and we were admitted and monitored for 3 days.
I was then diagnosed with pre-diabetes after the pregnancy and continue to find it difficult to maintain my levels post-pregnancy. I don't meet any of the risk criteria so have to continue on the diabetes diet and monitoring my levels. GARHHH!
- exercise helped but I found it really difficult/impossible to do 20min of exercise after every meal, time wise as I was working FT and physically.
- Looking at food combos and always having a protein with any carbs helps.
- Meat and veg with a small serve of carbs (eg. potato) is a staple dinner.
- replace pasta or rice with conjac (or tonight was with cauliflower 'rice')
- no sugar ice cream - oh yeah
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01-06-2015 21:09 #331
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02-06-2015 07:25 #332
02-06-2015 07:30 #333
@HeyMissA thanks for the tips
My first step is struggling drinking anything but water *sigh* I know it's a no no but it's just so hard to stop all of a sudden. I'm down to half a cup oj in the morning and a glass of iced tea for dinner .... I'll get there
02-06-2015 08:21 #334
@Cevapa I thought no juice was the easy part. Maybe try watering it down if you want to wean off slowly.
You can still drink milk too. I couldn't give up my 1 cappuccino a day but just had it as my morning snack.
Oh and there is stevia sweetened chocolate too (sugar free) that can help with any chocolate cravings (in health food section at supermarkets).
02-06-2015 10:41 #335
02-06-2015 11:51 #336
@KayzB, because my GD was well controlled with insulin injections my bub was born at 37+2 weighing 6lbs (2.7kg). I had high blood pressure as well though which can impact on how nutrients cross the placenta to bub.
I actually found the finger pricks hurt more than the insulin injections.
02-06-2015 11:54 #337
@Cevapa, I loved Milo too but it had to be a snack in itself as one cup of milk with Milo was almost 2 whole serves of carbs.
I found Calorie King really helpful in terms of what and how much I could eat of various different things. http://www.calorieking.com.au I had to stick between 1-2 serves each meal otherwise my levels would be too high.
06-06-2015 12:20 #338
So had my appt and I'm on the strict diet dr doesn't think I'll need insulin atm.
But I just wanted to check if my levels are low should I then be bumping it up with something or just leave it?
07-06-2015 05:49 #339
08-06-2015 14:22 #340
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Highest I have had after a meal is 5.4
When I first wake it's usually around 4.4
Even when we had a naughty meal of kfc on the night of being given everything / before I started the diet it was only 5.6
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