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#1 amym567

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    Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

    So, I just got the call that I have this! Anyone have any experience with this that they can offer me??
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    Amy

    #2 LisaG

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      Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:49 PM

      I read about it in "What to Expect when you're Expecting" and also saw it on this site. Looks like it's just a pregnancy thing.
      Gestational diabetes - BabyCenter

      #3 LCBride2007

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        Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:49 PM

        Oh no. Poo. I was thinking the other day how lucky everyone was that no one had been diagnosed with this yet.

        I don't have gestational, but Type I - which means I have it regardless of the pregnancy. So I don't know how they're treated differently, but I want to offer any advice I can! Please ask me any questions.

        All I can tell you is that it's managable. I'm not going to say it's easy or fun, but it's doable. Just like with any disease, illness, pregnancy, etc. it affects people differently, but I will be able to share my experiences with you! On the positive side, at least this is something that you can control (to the best of your ability) and there are a lot of ways to work with it. I've always said, if I had to be diagnosed with a chronic disease, this one isn't so bad! lol And I know it's a little different, since it's pregnancy- related for you, but just trying to put a positive spin on things.

        Please ask any questions you have - and I can TRY to help! I'm sure Sarah can help some too.

        #4 Kat81

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          Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

          They called my best friend and told her that she had GD and that she had to comein for some testing. Turns out she didn't have it. But when we thought she did I did a lot of research on it. Seems pretty easy to take care of. Just kinda have to watch what you eat. You and the baby will be fine!

          #5 Christine

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          Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

          one of the girls at work had it and she just monitored and ate healthy. I am so sorry you have to deal with it, I just had my test last week and I was so nervous, but mine was within normal levels.
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          Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:03 PM

          Didn't Tammy have a scare with this when she was pregnant? I thought one of you ladies did.
          Did you already do all the testing Amy or do you still need to do the over night test? Or maybe I'm making stuff up and talking about the wrong disease!

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          #7 JennyK

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            Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:08 PM

            My SIL had it when she was pregnant with her first child. She basically had to watch what she ate. After my nephew was born, it went away. It didn't come back after her second baby either.

            #8 shellb

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              Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:10 PM

              My sister had it when she had her first child. She watched what she ate and drank and listened to her doctors. The diabetes clinic at our local hospital monitored her throughout the pregnancy and all turned out well in the end. All will be fine, no need to stress, just listen to what the doctors tell you to do and read up on it so you'll be more aware of what it involves.

              #9 LCBride2007

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                Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Tlseege
                Didn't Tammy have a scare with this when she was pregnant? I thought one of you ladies did.
                Did you already do all the testing Amy or do you still need to do the over night test? Or maybe I'm making stuff up and talking about the wrong disease!
                You're right - Tammy did. In the end, she wasn't so sure she actually had it ... but she did have to be careful for a while.

                I think (not 100% sure) that with GD they have you try to control it via diet and exercise first, before trying to put you on insulin or other meds. Hopefully yours can be controlled that way first. Since I just have a normal diet, I can't help too much there - but I can answer general diabetic questions. I do know that you need to watch your carbs, since that's what impacts your blood sugars. But some might tell you that you can't have sweets or something, and that isn't the case for me. A carb is a carb is a carb for me, whether it's from pasta, bread, an apple, or a Snickers bar ... I just take the appropriate amount of insulin and go about my snack! But that may not be the case for you.

                #10 Birdie07

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                  Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:28 PM

                  My sister had this and she just controlled what she ate. But my former boss had this also but she had to give herself shots. She said it was no big deal to her. Sorry you have to go through that.




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