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    Can I ask how you guys were diagnosed - or symptoms that made you think you might have gd?

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    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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    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.

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    I just got diagnosed too. I had it with my first too so it's not come as a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavenBlue View Post
    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?
    Exactly this.. I cried a lot and was devastated and upset because I thought I must have done something wrong.

    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!

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    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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