Can I ask how you guys were diagnosed - or symptoms that made you think you might have gd?
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11-12-2014 20:44 #11Senior Member
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11-12-2014 20:48 #12
There generally are no symptoms. I had an extreme thirst and constant urination but as much as they are diabetes signs, they are hallmarks of pregnancy. I only found out through the standard 28 week GTT.
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11-12-2014 20:53 #13
I asked OB to be tested early - I was 24 weeks. I was going through 5-6 litres of water a day and after I had a meal I would get really dizzy and nauseous.
Most women don't get symptoms from what I have read of others.
11-12-2014 21:03 #14
I just got diagnosed too. I had it with my first too so it's not come as a surprise.
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11-12-2014 21:26 #15
Diabetes education and seeing the dietician at the hospital put my mind at ease and I quickly learned lots about diet, what I could & couldn't have.
There were moments it felt like the hardest thing in the world.. But most the time it was actually really easy, simple to follow and you know you're feeding yourself and your baby a balanced healthy diet.
I didn't gain much during pregnancy which was a bonus because meant there wasn't much to lose afterwards
Stay positive about it. Look at it as a blessing in disguise, the added motivation to look after yourself and eat so well isn't a bad thing!
11-12-2014 22:57 #16
I was also very upset. I couldn't see why I had got it or how to prevent getting it again or prevent type 2 in future, I felt like I had it hanging over my head. But I didn't have it with my second pregnancy.
I think there is a lot that is unknown about GD. The best thing to do is follow the diet, get to know how your blood sugar reacts to food and exercise, and use that knowledge post-baby and for the rest of your life. I once saw an interview with Tom Hanks about being diabetic and he said everyone should monitor their blood sugar and learn from it. I couldn't agree more.
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