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    Default Just been diagnose with GD :(

    Just been diagnosed with GD and feeling fairly upset about it. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice going forward

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    Hello 😊
    I was diagnosed 8 weeks ago.
    How far along are you? Hopefully towards the end.
    The only advice I can give is just start the diet straight away and try not to think about 'other' food that you really want! It's hard but it will reward you to get good numbers on your tester.
    The education class was okay but the best support I've found is the facebook group. PM me and I will see if I can add you to it.
    Good luck!

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    Default Just been diagnose with GD :(

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    I also have PCOS and this is also an IVF baby. Seems we have a bit in common. Can totally understand being sick of needles! I did a test at 14 weeks and it came back fine but this one at 26 weeks didn't. That's really good your Dr got you to test early. It sounds like a pain to manage in truth. I have a thing about apples so I guess I'll be down to 1 a day now too. It'll be worth it in the end. Yes, the whole Christmas thing is playing on my mind too. It's more going to other peoples houses and having to say no to yummy food than eating food at home as usual.

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    I have GD. At first I was really upset but I'm seeing the positive side now.

    I now realise how much junk I was eating and how good I can feel eating right.

    I have lost weight and my jeans fit better now at 36 weeks than prior to pregnancy!

    I was an emotional eater and sugar addict but now that's been broken and I feel so happy!

    The only thing I miss is eating when I want to since you have to eat every 2 hours.

    The facebook group has really helped me too.

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    I had GD. I cried and cried when I found out. I felt like my body had failed me in some way. Then I went to the education class and saw the dietician and it wasn't so scary anymore. It wound up being great. My eating improved. I lost weight during pregnancy (but didn't know that until I had the baby and lost all fluid) and I generally felt a lot better. Yes, social times were a challenge. I couldn't even have cake at my baby shower. But honestly you will learn to just fold it into your life. When I thought about it, it was just another way I was doing everything I could to ensure the health of my unborn child. As for the fruit thing, I don't recall being restricted to one piece a day?

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    It's great to hear some positive views on it. Actually everything you two ladies have said did cross my mind, about how it might finally make me realise what my body needs and get me into a routine that is healthy and hopefully lose weight more easily and keep t off once baby arrives. Thank you for your new spin on it!

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    I had gdm with both my pregnancies. With the first it wasn't too difficult to stick to the eating plan and watch carb portions. I think it was a big help in that I only gain a small amount of weight and ate more healthy since most veggies have less carbs. With the second pregnancy it was much harder to eat at the right times bc I had to juggle a toddler and added stress so wasn't eating as well. I found going for walks at lunch times or when I felt I had gone over my carbs helped. You can generally still eat a lot of what you like but in smaller portions.

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    Default Just been diagnose with GD :(

    I had it. I stuck with the 45grams of carbs for meals and 15grams for 3 snacks a day and never went over 7.0 for bgl's. You have done nothing to make this happen. Some women just have higher levels in pregnancy to cause them to
    'not pass' the test.
    I weighed only 45kg pre preg, so very underweight and still got it.
    I had a 7lb2oz girl full term
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    I was diagnosed at 9 weeks I am now 32 weeks so it had been a very long journey for me! I'm not going to lie- it's hard. I am diet controlled and I do have high BGL's every now and then. I have not put on any weight so far. Once you have an understanding of what your body can and can't handle it becomes a little easier. Just stick to your carb servings and cut out white bread and have whole grain instead. For a treat you can have paddle pops and mini magnums! Eat lots of cheese and eggs for protein. You will be fine


 

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