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    Default Gestational Diabetes and feeling annoyed

    I've just been diagnosed with GD and I feel so annoyed. I have had a really hard time this pregnancy, in and out of hospital with Hypermensis, extremely low iron which I may need a transfusion, low Pappa and low vitamin D. My DS has also been sick.
    I just feel so annoyed that there is yet another issue. I cannot be bothered seeing the dietician and nurse and just want to crawl up into a ball. I have no idea what to expect with the GD. I guess I just need to vent and to probably get some advice on what this means? Is it time consuming managing GD? Obviously i do not want to put my baby at risk and I will do everything i need to in getting on top of it. I just don't know where to start. Any advice would be great. I also feel really embarrassed about having GD and don't want to tell anyone. Is this normal?

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    Just wanted to offer hugs!

    It really sucks when you get one of those pregnancies where it is one thing after another!

    Hopefully others will be able to provide you so e insight into GD and what it all means from here...

    I have my test on Monday....

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    i found the dietecian helpful, i thought i knew what i could and could not eat but yep i was way off even having a father who is a bad diabetic.
    you cant eat large portions of starchy foods, potatoes, pasta, rice, bread.
    schnitzels are bad with all the crumbs. you cant eat large portions of certain fruits and vegetables like corn.
    also i had to count serves, 3 serves for breakfast, lunch and dinner and 1 serve for morning and afternoon snacks.
    i had to measure foods, like 3/4 cup of milk on my cereal instead of just pouring it straight on from the bottle(cereal had to measured too).

    sounds like you have had a bad run this pregnancy but think about the baby and what the implications could be with uncontrolled diabetes.

    no need to feel embarrassed about having gd it isnt something you did that gave you diabetes, just one of those things that happens.
    try to go to the dietician and get the info to help control your gd, if i knew i had eaten a little bit too much pasta or rice etc i would go for a walk after the meal, exercise will help with levels too.
    i ended up having to go on insulin before going to bed as my pancreas didnt want to work whilst i was sleeping and without the insulin my levels were always higher than they should have been. throughout the day my levels were fine with diet control.

    i had gd first pregnancy but was surprised i did not get it second time around, i was so sure i was going to get it.
    hopefully i wont get it if/when we have number 3.

    honestly it did suck having gd, i felt like a rabbit cos of food restrictions and yes i did feel hungry sometimes after eating all i was allowed. feel free to pm me if you want, not sure if things have changed since i had gd in 2009.

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    Thanks so much for the info, I really appreciate it. It's funny you said about Chicken schnitzels because that's all I've been eating!! I've also had a lot of potatoes too. That may explain a lot!! All I have been able to stomach is plain food which is all probably carbs.
    I have booked into my dietician for next week and I'll see how it goes. I'm willing to do what it takes, I just wish it wasn't another thing to have to worry about. Thanks again

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    I was pretty shocked when diagnosed but for me I only had to make minimal changes and never needed insulin. Our bodies are all so different!

    See the nurse/diabetes educator as soon as you can to get your testing kit. I felt so much better once I could start testing and know for sure what was and wasn't working for me. It put me in control a bit more which helped as all of a sudden I had yet another 'risk factor' and choices were being taken away from me.

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    I was an insulin dependent diabetic with my last pregnancy and I found it pretty easy to deal with (despite getting a bit sooky about all the jabs a few times ).
    The dietitian will help you sort out your diet, they gave me a sheet with my options and I just stuck to that. The educator will help with your sugar levels. Its bit of a balancing act, you need a fair amount of carbs every day, just from the right sources and in the right amounts throughout the day
    Don't feel embarrassed, it can and does happen to anyone, and I found I was supported throughout the whole process (everyone was so lovely and helpful).
    Good luck with it all


 

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