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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevapa View Post
    I'm in the same boat - I'm also on insulin at night for my fasting levels but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. I'm on 60 units 😞 - this mornings levels are 5.6
    My obstreition suggested a cup of milo before I go bed (which I had last night) but it didn't work
    Are they having you get extra scans to check on bub? I have them every 4 weeks. Did you have to try metformin first or did you get put straight onto insulin? I'm wondering if at any point I'll get put on insulin. I've read you can't breastfeed while taking metformin so I'd like to stop taking it if it's not doing anything.

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    I thought <5 fasting is OK? I am bouncing between 4.5--5 in the morning at the moment without metformin. That's the reason my OB wanted me to try metformin first. He thinks i have enough insulin just isn't doing its job quick enough when i eat.

    Yes, i am losing weight with this diet within a week. I am not obese before pregnant. I had done similar diet before to lose few kgs so I don't feel very healthy to follow this low carb and calorie diet while pregnant. It is driving me crazy. I don't feel satisfied with my meal at all. Just like some of you said, the Dr didn't advise to cut carb completely. However, i found that cutting carb completely is the only way to get my level within normal range after meal. Confused. Carb or no carb?

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    Thank you Ladies for your updates and advice. Its been extremely helpful in changing the way I am eating.

    As for the Milo, when I was having it during this pregnancy. I used to have it with a table spoon or two of Milo. No added sugar but yep thats certainly a no no from now on.

    Ive had another test on the weekend it will be very interesting to see what my levels are.

    Bbhope if I don't have a carby thing with my meal, I just don't feel full. And are hungry 30 mins after.


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    Cutting carb completely isn't recommended so I'll have to talk to the educators. That's the only way for me to have a normal value after each meal. Anyway, i'll see if metformin does any trick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meandmyboys82 View Post
    Are they having you get extra scans to check on bub? I have them every 4 weeks. Did you have to try metformin first or did you get put straight onto insulin? I'm wondering if at any point I'll get put on insulin. I've read you can't breastfeed while taking metformin so I'd like to stop taking it if it's not doing anything.
    My scans are evey 4 weeks - I have 1 more then they're every 2 weeks. I was put on metformin for 2 or so weeks but it didn't help so I was put on nightly insulin shots from there. I'm fine for the first few days then they go up again. They're thinking of recommending me to an ecronoligist (I know I got that wrong)
    I don't see how it helps as it's not my diet - my other levels are fine - even with the milo before bed it hovers just over 5 for fasting levels.
    I'm also bmi overweight but tall and can't really tell - I'm 98kg so my obstretition doesn't want me to go over 100kg.
    Have been really sick with flu since Friday and haven't been eating much and my levels are still high - go figure

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    Ugh i have the flu too. Got my flu shot then 5 days later I'm sick. Have had a really bad weekend food wise with some high levels. Just feel like crap and craving (and eating) all the no no's (McDonalds 3 times in 4 days, oops!). Back on the wagon this week but still feel yuck. I have an appt with the OB on wednesday so interested to see what they say about my fasting levels, still no improvement. I'm 160cm and 83kg. Was 86kg at beginning of pregnancy.
    I'm stopping the milo before bed, it's making me pee too much, I'm sooooooo tired! Will try custard and fruit tonight see how that goes.

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    @meandmyboys82 good luck with your appointment tomorrow

    I used to be on the Maccas runs at the start of the pregnancy (it was just easier) plus DH is such a bad influence - monitoring my levels have dramatically reduced my maccas cravings 😀.

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    Did you get the flu is from the vaccine or someone else? I know the vaccine doesnt have live virus in it. I am still undecided if i should get one given that i never have it in my life so i am not sure what kind of reaction i have.

    Back to the topic. What's the limit on fasting? My educator says 5.0 but online says 5.5. Strange, ever since i started the metformin. My fasting level has been above 5.0. Lunch and dinner values are OK but it probably has nothing to do with metformin because I cut carb completely, which isn't good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Did you get the flu is from the vaccine or someone else? I know the vaccine doesnt have live virus in it. I am still undecided if i should get one given that i never have it in my life so i am not sure what kind of reaction i.
    I had the flu shot in June, some lady coughed in my direction at the hospital on Thursday and I've been sick since

    Apparently that affects your insulin reading too 😞
    So I've finally got a fasting reading under 5.0 (on 70 units of insulin)

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    it seems coincidental that i got the flu shot then 5 days later so very sick, cannot stop coughing. Have been sick for about 9 days now and not improving.
    The nurse who gave me the shot did have a cold though. And i work in retail so yeh. Off to my gp to get my chest checked, feel like i have a chest infection, erghhh.

    My metformin got upped to 1500mg at night at my appt yesterday. This morning my reading was 5.1. See how it is tomorrow.
    My hospital says fasting readings goal is below 5.0 - mine are generally 5.2 and 5.3.
    If no improvement by my next appt in 2 weeks it will be insulin for me. Being sick isn't helping, i don't want to eat and I'm so exhausted, when i do eat it's not the best food.


 

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