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    Default GD at 6 weeks pregnant

    I've just found out I've got gd, love to hear from anyone who has been in this boat and what I may be in for ? Thanks!

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    They will prob sent you to a gd session.
    You need to concentrate on low carbs
    They say to have around 180 grams per day
    You need to look at the table on the back of foods to work this out
    Fresh food you can look up on the Internet for carbs

    Things I would avoid:
    Bananas
    White bread, rice, pasta
    Potatoes, chips, fries
    Have savory bickies over sweet
    Lots of milk in cereal

    Concentrate on:
    Chicken
    Eggs
    Meat
    Fish
    Fruit and veg except bananas and potatoes

    You will need to do blood sugars 4 times a day. When you wake up and 2 hrs after meals with no food in that 2hrs.
    It can be controlled with diet but sometimes in can turn into needing insulin.

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    That's not quite correct. Carbs are an important but measured part of the GD diet. Main meals should consist of 3 serves (15 grams of carb per serve) of carbs and after your 2 hour wait to test your blood you can have a snack that should have at least one serve of carb.

    If you are hungry there are 'free' foods that you can snack on guilt free such as salads, boiled egg, strawberries etc.

    Don't stress as your educator and dietician will take you through it all and stick with you till you understand.

    Dont stress as the diet is quite easy to follow and doesn't take a long time to become accustomed to. It's mainly healthy eating. If I can help you out at anytime please feel free to inbox me.
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    Thanks! I'm freaking out, i have a dietician appt on Friday! I have to wait till the mater Brisbane make me an appt as they will decide on what they do with my gd! My gp said will prob be by the end of next week!

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    I freaked out when they diagnosed me but after my appointments to get educated I realised it's not as big a deal as I thought. Just go to your appointments an make your changes from there.

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    If you're being diagnosed with gestational diabetes at only 6 weeks pregnant, then you most likely actually have Type 2 Diabetes.

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    Yes! That's what my gp said!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joalisha View Post
    Yes! That's what my gp said!!
    So you know that is a really big deal and that it's not going to go away after the birth?

    Have a read up
    https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au...pe-2-Diabetes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    So you know that is a really big deal and that it's not going to go away after the birth?

    Have a read up
    https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au...pe-2-Diabetes/
    Yep dr said if I lose 20+ kgs it might go away!! Will have to wait & see!

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    the dietician will be really helpful, well i found it helpful when i had gd although as you are aware you most likely do not have gd but are as your doctor and other poster mentioned type 2 diabetic.
    measuring your meals to 3 serves helps and 1 serve for snacks. even fruit and vegetables are bad in the wrong quantities as they contain sugar, some more than others.
    exercise after eating helps to lower the levels a little.

    if you need to go on insulin it really is not as hard as people make out, the needles are very fine. in saying that i was use to injecting myself from ivf injections and a anticoagulant injection.

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