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Gestational Diabetes :(

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I am so sorry, but everyone is right. I think it's pretty manageable!

 

Take care of yourself and all should be good in babyland!

 

I have insulin resistance a precursor to type II diabetes), so I am hoping it doesn't get worse with the pregnancy.

 

 

I'll keep you in my thoughts! :)

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I had gestational diabetes but I was actually diagnosed with it when I was about 33 weeks. Which is kind of late. But it is very manageable like everyone said, its just a pain to have to check your blood sugar. Its okay, just take care of yourself.

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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!
Yes, I had the 3 hour-fast-overnight test since I failed the 1 hour test.

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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.
That's good to hear! I read that you have a 2 in 3 chance of getting it with the next child.

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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.
Yes, they'll put me on a diet/exercise program and I'll be testing my blood 4 times a day. I know a lot about Type 1, because my boyfriend in high school had it. I keep thinking about TOTALLY giving up sweets, and remembering how he would eat sweets, but just adjust insulin- that probably won't be the case for me!

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that is true, if it's diet controlled, you probably don't have the freedom to eat whatever and just adjust the insulin. it's both a curse and a blessing! i guess one way to look at it is it might force you to be a little healthier ... i know i could use that motivation!

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I am so sorry, but everyone is right. I think it's pretty manageable!

Take care of yourself and all should be good in babyland!

I have insulin resistance a precursor to type II diabetes), so I am hoping it doesn't get worse with the pregnancy.


I'll keep you in my thoughts! :)
Do you know what the chances of getting this while prego? I have insulin resistance too and am worried I won't be able to stick to "healthy eating" if I get pregnant after our wedding next month. I'm currently on metformin to treat it.

Sorry to hear you have to deal with this Amy. Keep positve!
Sending happy healthy wishes to both of you!

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For my work as a dietitian, I treat women with GD. It's definitely a serious condition, but, it can be managed if you follow proper diet and exercise and check your blood sugar regularly. In some cases, insulin is needed, but, not common. Also, it usually goes away as soon as you deliver. But, your chances of getting diabetes later in life is about 60%. I always tell my clients that if they maintain their healthy lifestyle adult-diabetes can be avoided or delayed. Let me know if you have any other questions, I can probably help!

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