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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    @SJ565 and if it helps ya feel better, all my friends with older bubs said they changed the acceptable levels about 2 years ago. It used to be 5.5 and they changed it down to 5. So technically if we were preggers 2 years ago, we wouldnt have GD. My friend had levels 2 years ago that meant she was fine. Now she's getting all the same numbers but is classed as having GD. Its all a bit bullsh#$ if you ask me.
    Yep they changed just before I was pregnant with DS so send of 2016. They are so incredibly strict!

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    I would make it on the old scale, but sadly still not getting below 5 on the fasting tests. One more trial tonight- kombucha- and then I'm off to insulin land.

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    You’ve tried so hard, insulin really isn’t that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    You’ve tried so hard, insulin really isn’t that bad.
    I've only had 3 days to try to get them down, and nothing seems to budge them.
    I think you're right- Insulin won't be so bad, and at least I'll be assured that baby will be safer.

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    @SJ565 pretty sure we’re twins. I went through why me, ivf, placenta previa, low iron and pre eclapsia risk. This is my second GD pregnancy.

    First one I diet controlled throughout. This one I was well aware of what to do. Tested at 10 weeks positive test by .1. Continued to do everything right, but my fasting levels will not come down. I’m not 23 weeks- been on 9 units of insulin for fasting since 17 weeks. I don’t understand why I need it this time when my last pregnancy I didn’t need a drop and everything is exactly the same. My day levels are bang on perfect consistently, but my fasting just keeps creeping up.

    Fasting is mostly hormones so unfortunately no matter what we do sometimes we just can’t do anything about it no matter how hard we try.

    Don’t feel like you’ve failed, by monitoring and doing whatever you need to to keep this baby healthy is what matters. Plus you get a few bonus scans too!

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    Oh and I’ve heard some people try apple cider vinegar to lower levels. I couldn’t stomach the taste though

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    Thanks @Mashie! The conga line of complications definitely suck! I think the placenta previa and pre-eclampsia are the worst- they stress me the most. The GD just tipped me over the (sulking) edge.
    BGL was 7.2 after lunch today, so maybe I'll be on more than just fasting insulin!

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    @SJ565 I was devastated last pregnancy when I was diagnosed, even took 2 days off work because I couldn’t stop crying. Looking back, it’s so common and I probably over reacted a bit but I just felt terrible, anyway turns out it was probably one of the best things that happened. I was so healthy by the end of my pregnancy and I’ve managed to continue on with the lifestyle changes (well mostly).

    What did you eat for lunch? I find if it’s a carb heavier meal if I drink lots of water afterwards and do a few things rather than sitting watching Netflix whilst DD naps my levels are much better. I do however generally stick to lower carb meals as anything like rice/pasta/bread will spike me if I have it.

    And I haven’t read all the comments so someone else might have mentioned it already. Levels vary from state to state and even between hospitals. My levels are below 5 for fasting or 6.7 for meals. This changed a few years ago, fasting used to be below 5.5 and I think qld still follow those guidelines.

    There’s a great group on Facebook for support. I think it’s called gestational diabetes support Australia

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    Thanks Mashie. Im also thinking that a silver lining will be that I'll gain weight at a better rate- its been a might too quick so far!
    I had an egg salad sandwich and a banana for lunch. So not overly stupid, but maybe the multigrain bread was too carby. I didn't really want the nana, but the meal plan I had said to have a piece of fruit. I'm seeing the dietician tomorrow and will get the meal plan nutted down a bit more.

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    Not read thread but am a low- carber and bananas are crazy high in carbs

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