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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19-03-2014 12:41 #1
GD at 6 weeks pregnant
19-03-2014 12:56 #2
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:
White bread, rice, pasta
Potatoes, chips, fries
Have savory bickies over sweet
Lots of milk in cereal
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.
19-03-2014 13:05 #3
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.
Last edited by HeavenBlue; 19-03-2014 at 15:13.
19-03-2014 16:02 #4
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!
19-03-2014 17:45 #5
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.
20-03-2014 12:04 #6-
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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.
20-03-2014 12:07 #7
Yes! That's what my gp said!!
20-03-2014 12:14 #8-
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20-03-2014 12:47 #9
20-03-2014 22:13 #10
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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