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Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just Found Out I Have Gd

Just Found Out I Have Gd

Hey ladies i just found out that i have gd. Im 27+4weeks. I was pretty surprised when they told me it was positive. I've just been diagnosed too. I'm going to a dr appointment next week followed by a gestational diabetic information class at the hospital the day after. It is a bit of a shock for me too, but I guess we just have to get on with the info they give us and try and manage as best as we can. I've just been diagnosed too. I'm going to a dr appointment next week followed by a gestational diabetic information class at the hospital the day after. It is a bit of a shock for me too, but I guess we just have to get on with the info they give us and try and manage as best as we can. I too have an info app next Wednesday. Hopefully it puts my mind at ease I find it more hard work than scary. I have pre-gestational diabetes but only found out a few weeks before falling pregnant so I was in no way already aware of what this would all involve. I was terrified in the early pregnancy because in the first ten weeks the brain is being built and a high reading (no idea how hogh it has to be) early can actually cause a mini shut down of babie's heart and limit oxygen supply. Once tha baby passes first trimester though I don't think the developmental risks are as great, so this out my mind at ease a lot. I find maintaining a strict diet comforting, and mainly only worry now when I eat something non- standard. I do have highs and lows but if I know doing all I can, I feel a lot less stressed about it. People here are nice, it gets easier for sure I have had it and hoping not to have it this time. I think it gets more complicated if your on insulin. Diet controlled there is more control but I then don't like having to measure food at every mouthful (the daily finger pricking also Continue reading >>

Late Diagnosis Of Gestational Diabetes…

Late Diagnosis Of Gestational Diabetes…

Well: this gestational diabetes thing has thrown a right spanner in the old works, I can tell you! (Photo above taken in last pregnancy, by the way, after I had polished off two whole desserts. I thought it was brilliantly inappropriate.) I just feel as though I’ve been diagnosed (my blood sugar readings, though not horrific, definitely indicate GD) and then left just to get on with things. No real advice, no explanations as to how the condition could affect the baby, or (more my concern) how my rampantly out-of-control blood sugar levels prior to diagnosis might have affected the baby… So it has been a crazy week or so of intense Google research, and speaking to my Dad and Uncle about how they keep their Type 2 Diabetes in check, and chatting to my oldest friend Tasha about how she coped during her two pregnancies with her Type 1 Diabetes. I’d like to say that it has all been very interesting, and it has to a certain extent, but overall my one word to describe the situation would be: STRESSFUL. Mainly, I think, because the diagnosis has been made so late. (I’m 38 weeks.) And wouldn’t have been made at all had I not sought a second opinion about baby size from a private obstetrician. (Always trust your instincts, people.) So I’m slightly consumed with low-level fury about the fact that I wasn’t given a fasting blood sugar test, despite the fact that my last baby was big and I have an immediate relative with diabetes, but I’m also frustrated and confused because keeping blood sugar under control is actually quite the learning curve, and I’ve been given approximately 14 days altogether to achieve it. In case you are wondering what the hell I’m on about, Gestational Diabetes is a specific kind of diabetes that affects pregnant women only and it usually Continue reading >>

I Am 28 Weeks And I Have Just Found Out That I Have Gestational Diabetes And Im Having A Few Issues Getting Used To The Idea

I Am 28 Weeks And I Have Just Found Out That I Have Gestational Diabetes And Im Having A Few Issues Getting Used To The Idea

I am 28 weeks and I have just found out that i have gestational diabetes and im having a few issues getting used to the idea I went for the tests due to my brother having type 1 diabetes and i though its just a procaution i wont have gestational diabetes and now ive been told i do and i feel abit shocked. Im not a large person and my babies not big for her gestation age either plus my diets gotten better than it used to be. could anyone please give me any advice or information about this if they have or have had it. Also this is my first pregnancy. I guess its just one of those things which can happen to a small majority of pregnant women then! Im sure ive read somewhere on-line that during pregnancy our bodies have a bit of a rough time breaking down & digesting most of the food we eat even if we dont actually feel like it so i wouldnt blame yourself too much for this hun, i guess it will just be a bit of a pain having to watch your blood pressure & etc...... Im on asprin for blood pressure already but i suppose. If my diet needs to be better ill have to adapt and im struggling to exersise due to a bad back I'm 38+2 and was diagnosed with gd at 23 weeks. I was put on insulin after 1 week of monitoring as I could not control with diet and exercise. I am petit and the only family history I have is grandfathers with diabetes in old age so there is really no reason for me to have it. At first I was terrified but reflecting back, it hasn't been as bad as I thought. Keep your carb intake down so that it is only a small portion of your meal and try to cut out sweet stuff altogether. Chose wholemeal bread, pasta and rice over white and eat lots of protein, I found chicken has kept me feeling full. I have managed to keep the baby at his normal size for his gestation and will b Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes. - Circle Of Moms

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes. - Circle Of Moms

All Communities > Welcome to Circle of Moms!! > Just found out I have gestational diabetes. Just found out I have gestational diabetes. [deleted account] ( 4 moms have responded ) I just found out last week that I have gestational diabetes. In the middle of the day my blood glucose is fine; but in the morning and at night it is high. It seems like there is hardly anyhting I can eat. Any suggestions. I also had gestational diabetes. Has your OB referred you to a dietician? I saw a dietician within a few days of being diagnosed. She laid out a diet plan for me. However, my GD was so severe that I often found that foods allowed on the GD diet did not agree with my blood sugars, so I just avoided those. Also, even though I strictly adhered to the diet, I still had to be on medication. So, don't get frustrated if this happens to you. I had to eat small meals every 2 to 3 hours with only 2 to 3 servings (15 grams carbs/serving) of carbs each meal. I also found that my glucose levels were high in the morning due to cortisol levels. I ended up just eating protein for breakfast (ex. bacon and eggs). I then saved my allotted carbs for the rest of the day. I found that walking after eating really helped to keep my glucose levels down. Read labels for carb content. I had to adhere to 2 to 3 servings of carbs per a meal. And, 15 grams of carbs equals a serving. Don't pay attention to sugar amts because this is included in the carb amt. Some of the things that I ate for my meals were... Condiments very low in carbs or carb free are mayonnaise, sour creme, ranch dressing, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and cheese. So these were like free items to me. I found that I couldn't eat most grain/bread products, including oatmeal So I just mainly avoided these to avoid having to be on insulin. L Continue reading >>

And I Just Found Out That I Have Gestational Diabetes - Mothering Forums

And I Just Found Out That I Have Gestational Diabetes - Mothering Forums

I'm Pregnant > and I just found out that I have gestational diabetes I'm 32 weeks, due on May 8th and I just found out that I have gestational diabetes. Tried to control it through diet but my fasting numbers just wouldn't come down so I'm now on insulin (at night, before bed). They're hoping that I can keep the other numbers down by keeping to the diet that the dietician created for me. I'm stressed out because I didn't go through this with my first child. It's all new and scary to me. I'm doing the AFI once a week and the NST twice a week to make sure baby's doing okay. This week,doctor told me that I'm polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid) and that there's a chance that I may go into labor earlyyyyyy. It seems like it's one thing after another lately. My first trimester was kinda tough because I had to get IV hydration therapy for 2.5 weeks for 11 hrs per day. I thought everything else would go fairly smoothly...what was I thinking?! Doctor just told me to keep an eye out for contractions and to keep my sugars down/watch my diet. And thank you very much, my mother told me today that it's my fault that I have gestational diabetes. *sigh* Trying not to worry too much because that doesn't help with the blood sugar levels but it's hard....any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! mguris- hugs to you. This is not your fault! It sounds like this pregnancy has been a doozy, take one day at a time and don't feel guilty about doing what needs to be done for you to feel healthy and whole. I had the same appt schedule with the NST and I know it's a pain in the a$$. Maybe you'll come to place where you can enjoy the extra visits to get peeks at the baby. Forget about all the ways this was supposed to go, this is the best course for the two of you and your doing yo Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes: How Will It Affect Me And My Baby?

Gestational Diabetes: How Will It Affect Me And My Baby?

Find out what this type of diabetes could mean for you and your baby, and how you can manage the condition Gestational diabetes (GD) is a type of diabetes that can affect some women during pregnancy. It tends to appear in later pregnancy and usually disappears after your baby is born. You can generally just treat it with changes in the way you eat and exercise but some women with GD may need medication. Most women with GD have healthy babies and have no further complications after the birth. But it is worth knowing that having GD can raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. What is gestational diabetes exactly? Gestational diabetes is caused by having too much glucose (sugar) in your blood (see more about this in So, what causes gestational diabetes?, below). It affects about 1 in 6 of us and a warning sign can be sugar in your wee – but you'd then need a blood test to confirm GD for sure. Finding out that you have gestational diabetes can be a shock but, "the good news is that, with expert care from medical staff, your pregnancy and birth should both go smoothly," says midwife Anne Richley, And that certainly the experience shared by many of the mums on our forum: "I had gestational diabetes and my LO is fine!" says wannababy. "She arrived by herself and I had a normal birth and it went away after she arrived." One of the reasons we all have to pee in those pots before an antenatal appointment is so that our midwife can do dip test to see if there’s sugar in our wee. If there is, that may be a sign that you have GD. To find out if it is GD, you’ll have to have a Glucose Tolerance Test. This is usually done when you're between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant – unless you’ve had gestational diabetes before, when you’ll be offered it at around 16 Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes And I'm Freaking Out

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes And I'm Freaking Out

@Lex239 It sounds like you're already doing everything right. Don't freak out- you are probably at the low end of having complications. Just follow the nutritionists instructions and things will go smoothly. This is why everyone should have the Test and not bypass it because they want "no interventions"! You are on the right track - GD is a complex interaction of your hormones and metabolism and sometimes it can't be predicted. @Lex239 Are you sure they were testing your urine for sugar? I assumed the same, and I came to find out they were checking for protein. Either way, remember that gestational diabetes isn't something that you get from eating unhealthy or being overweight or all the usual culprits. You didn't do anything wrong!!! hugs @steelybone By the way your sugars have to go over 400 to start spilling into your urine - most people never get THAT high especially early on. That's why you can't go by urine to diagnose GD @laydylynx Ya, I'm pretty sure they were testing for protein for pre e. never heard of checking sugars through urine. And it's all just based on how your body digests sugar while pregnant, it has nothing to do with pre existing conditions. Our bodies go through a lot while pregnant. Just follow the diet and you and the baby will be fine. There are other complications besides the baby getting bigger. I was diagnosed with it early on in my pregnancy and I've lost about 10 lbs. so far and I'm about 27 weeks. I know that the chances are a little higher for your child to get type 1 diabetes later on in their life and your chances are higher to get type 2 later in life. I don't want to scare you but I just know it's a really serious thing but as long as you follow the diet plan and do lots of walking you will be fine. I had GD with my first pregnancy. Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just found out I have gestational Diabetes Discussion in ' disABILITIES! ' started by 1pixiemom , Feb 18, 2013 . Just found out I have gestational diabetes at 9 weeks and we leave for Disney World in 3 days..... dont even know if I can see the nutritionist before I leave Im so worried that something is going to go horribly wrong.... Not to mention eating at DW is going to be hard... any food suggestions would be very helpful... I haven't got diabetes, and never have, but my ex did and I took a course with him. Take my advice lightly, fruit can cause your sugars to spike quickly so if your low they are a great option and small amounts with all of your walking should be ok. Carbs on there own also will spike your sugars, eat them with protein to help keep your sugars even. Try to stick to a healthy diet with lots of veggies and a fair amount of protein. Although I did not have it, my sister did. From what I can remember, pasta was a "problem food" for her until she discovered that "al dente" pasta did not cause her numbers to spike. She also only ate Sara Lee wheat bread. She ate peanut butter toast/sandwiches every night to keep her blood sugar stable overnight. I know that doesn't help for Disney, but it's what I have to offer SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator Called the doctors office today and let them know that you need some guidelines before you go. They may not be able to get you into a dietitian that quickly, but at least should be able to give you some basic guidelines to go on. Gestational diabetes is a pretty broad subject and exactly what/how your doctors treat it is going to be individual to your situation. Keep in mind that sometimes the sugar-free items on the menu have as many carbs or even more than the regular items. Carbs Continue reading >>

Help!!!! Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes And I Am

Help!!!! Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes And I Am

Home / Community / Pregnancy Issues / HELP!!!! just found out I have gestational diabetes and I am HELP!!!! just found out I have gestational diabetes and I am HELP!!!! just found out I have gestational diabetes and I am jaimiesummer Due March 5 ; Washington 16 posts I am 28 weeks pregnant and just found out this morning I failed the three hour glucose test yesterday. I am not overweight and diabetes doesn't even run in my family. I have no idea how this even happened, I feel like I should have prevented it. I don't want something bad to happen to my baby. and I don't know anything about this I am now scared and trying my hardest not to stress, since my appt isn't until Monday. someone pleasepleaseplease give me some advice if you've had it or know anything about it. Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38965 posts Quoting jaimiesummer:" I am 28 weeks pregnant and just found out this morning I failed the three hour glucose test yesterday. ... [snip!] ... since my appt isn't until Monday. someone pleasepleaseplease give me some advice if you've had it or know anything about it." you might not even have it... it might've been what you ate. blood sugar levels fluctuate drastically in a given day, that's why the GD test is so annoying, b/c if you fail it doesn't necessarily mean anything at all. ~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4255 posts it just happens sometimes! as long as you keep your sugats under control everything will be fine.. track your carbs like crazy!!!! Peyton'sMommy 1 child; Germantown, OH, United States 16842 posts I don't have gestational diabetes I have Type 2 and yes it was tough, but I just checked my levels often (more often than normal) and took the medicine given to me (insulin). Peyton was just fine and had noth Continue reading >>

I've Just Been Told I Have Gestational Diabetes13

I've Just Been Told I Have Gestational Diabetes13

They gave me very little information over the phone other than to say that I have to come in to be shown how to monitor my blood sugar this week. After a bit of coaxing the nurse said that my blood sugar is 11 after an hour of drinking the sugary drink they give. What does this mean? I had been hoping for a natural birth this time round and am very worried that the baby will be too big and I've been googling and seeing that there's a risk of still birth. On a lighter note I'm going on holiday on saturday and had been looking forward to lots of custard tarts while there. Not sure as this is my first pg. You could possible take a look on this website though: www.diabetes.co.uk/gestational-diabetes.html I've a feeling you're going to have to knock the custard tarts on the head though. Hi, I was diagnosed with GD two weeks ago. I'm sure some more knowledgable mums will be along in a minute, but I'll just let you know what has happened to me since (I'm 31 weeks btw). MW phoned and said I was a 9, gave me an appointment at the hospital for days later. There I saw a diabetes nurse who tld me how to check my blood, I have to do it 4 times a day. Very simple and painless, you just prick your fingertip, you barely feel it. Then I saw a dietician who gave me a diet sheet... very depressing reading! Basically, it's very similar to the GI Diet, if you're familiar with that. For the first 3 days I felt dreadful, it must have been sugar withdrawal. Felt very tired and a bit weak. But I'm pretty much used to it now, although of course, I'm missing my carbs like crazy. A few days later, another appointment with diabetes consultant and obstetrics consultant. Obs said I will need extra monitoring, so appointments every fortnight from now on to check blood levels, urine, BP etc, plus a sc Continue reading >>

Here's What To Do If You Just Found Out You Have Gestational Diabetes

Here's What To Do If You Just Found Out You Have Gestational Diabetes

Finding out that you have gestational diabetes (GD) is an unwanted shock for most women who are diagnosed. Typically, after getting high sugar readings on the 1-hour glucose test a doctor will have patients complete a 3-hour test before delivering the bad news. While it can feel overwhelming to be diagnosed with a pregnancy complication, gestational diabetes can typically be managed and most women are still able to have the pregnancy and delivery they dreamed of. If youve been recently diagnosed, or are worried that you may be soon, check out the tips below for how to handle the news. Take a deep breath. Finding out that you have gestational diabetes can evoke a lot of strong feelings. You might be scared about how it could affect your baby, upset that it happened to you, and worried about how it will impact your pregnancy and birth. You might also be really nervous about making the lifestyle choices that gestational diabetes requires. If you feel yourself starting to get overwhelmed take a few deep breaths, speak kindly to yourself, and remember that your baby is doing just fine right now. Communicate with your doctor. When you hear that you have gestational diabetes you probably felt your mind racing with questions. What can I eat? Will I need insulin? How will this impact my delivery? The best person to ask is your doctor, and theyll likely be more than willing to sit and talk with you about whatever your concerns are. When you think of questions outside of an appointment be sure to write them down or send a message directly to your doctor so that you get the answers you need. Check in with your diabetes specialist. Often, when a woman is diagnosed with GD she is referred to a diabetes specialist. This diabetes specialist will provide education, support,and medicati Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just found out i have Gestational Diabetes Hi all im new to 3rd tri was hoping for some advice please. I had my blood test yesterday morning and got a call this afternoon to say i have GD. Im very disappointed in myself im plus size so i have been careful throughout my pregnancy however (and it's not an excuse) i have indulged a bit at christmas and we've had a few meals out. The midwife who called has cancled my 28 week scan on monday and consultation also on monday and i have to wait 2 weeks for another scan date and consultation. what do i do for 2 weeks untill my next appointemnts!? what changes do i need to make within my diet? Hubby and I are on weight watchers we started at the beginning of the week(he's just supporting me) i always drink pleanty of water, i never felt weak or shakey so it's come as a bit of a shock! I have GD and all it means is that your placenta is creating hormones that causes your body to not create the required insulin to keep your blood sugars in the normal range.. its nothing you did its not your fault its just your placenta... my mom had it with all of her kids and she had 0 risk factors she was 5'9' and weighted 120lbs soaking wet and still got... If you do have it all you have to do is watch what you eat low carb high protein and lots of veggies and water and exercise they like you to eat 180g of carbs a day between 3 meals and 3 snacks... you may need medication to control it and thats ok as for what it means for your pregnancy depends on how well controlled it is and your drs/mws view on it... My dr told me today that they were starting me on meds since my numbers have not been well controlled on diet and exercise so that means i have to go in every week for sonograms to check the size of baby and my placenta as GD ages it faster th Continue reading >>

Aw Crap. Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes.

Aw Crap. Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes.

Aw crap. Just found out I have gestational diabetes. So I'm being referred to a specialist who will give me a finger-pricky monitor thingy and I'll be given a diet and exercise program to follow. Fan bloody tastic. Sorry for the big whinge, but I'm on NO sleep today. I want this baby so much but by god, being pregnant is a friggin high price to pay!!! Sorry to hear it, hoping it all comes under control easily for you. Totally agree with your comment re pregnancy is a high price to pay. Most of us have something that makes things difficult for us. I've developed an issue with my sacroiliac joint (pelvic girdle pain) and I'm on crutches now. Can't wait for the next 9-10 weeks to fly by. No doubt you feel the same. Welcome to the club! My endocrinologist is a nazi about weight etc too but I just keep putting it on!! Oh well. I've been testing for about 3 weeks now. It's no biggie.... just enjoy the kicks and wriggles, don't stress and remember it's not long to go :) It is a shock at first! I had GD last pregnancy, I'm now very thankful that I had it, I'm now a lot healthier then I used to be, I even followed the diet after bub was born and lost a total of 25kg, and I assume as a result of that is why I don't have it this time. Sorry I'm not much help but just trying to put a positive spin on a sucky situation. Wow, looks like there's a bunch of us! Guess the midwife wasn't kidding when she said it was pretty common. I think I'm over the initial shock of it today, and I'm also trying to see the positive - can't be a bad thing to have a good diet laid out for me, and god knows I need to lose some weight anyway. Maybe this is the wake up call I've been needing... Thanks ladies for all your support. I love this forum. What would I do without you guys??? xxx Me too. I found ou Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes | Diabetic Connect

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes | Diabetic Connect

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes Just found out I have Gestational diabetes By prettyinpink0615 Latest Reply2011-10-09 20:59:05 -0500 So I Just found out I have Gestational diabetes. After watching my aunt die form diabetes and taking care of my dad who has diabetes and having a friend go blind from diabetes guess you could say I'm really scared. Hopefully it will go away after I have the baby but I was told I have a 2 in 3 chance of being diagnosed with type 2 in the next few years. I'm scared for many reasons most of all watching the real damage diabetes can do to a person first hand was one of the worst things I have ever been through in my life. I am a really picky eater and have to literally change everything about my diet. And of coruse the possabile affects this could have on my baby. My anxiety is so bad and I feel like none of my friends or family understand. One min I'm fine the next I'm freaking out. Not to mention I have a serious fear of needles. Any ideas of how to take the scary out of this situation? where can I go to get more educated? How do I help my friends and family understand my fears? Thank you all so much! It's nice to feel support from people who are living through diabetes. I will for sure keep you updated I have my first appointment with maternal fetal medicine on wed that's when we will go over diet and they are going to teach me how to monitor my sugars. Thanks again for the support and ok wish you all the best on your journey through life! I had gestational diabetes with both of my kids. With the 1st it just diet controlled, with the 2nd I was put on insulin. Take any class offered about you & your baby..they all help..contact a diabetes educator, do diabetes classes. Take all your prenatal vitamins. If you have to take insulin Continue reading >>

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just Found Out I Have Gestational Diabetes

Just found out I have gestational diabetes New Member Diagnosed with gestational diabetes Just found out I have gestational diabetes I just found out I have gestational diabetes and I am scared. I took the test, where you have the drink and then they test you an hour later and my level was at 207 or 11.5 mmol. I have an appointment with the gestational diabetes unit tomorrow. I am 39, was diagnosed with PCOS before I got pregnant and am now in my 29th week (shouldn't they have tested it sooner?). Is it too late to not have the baby be negatively affected? What about it being still born? I heard the percentage is small but how small? I don't know a lot about the medical part,but my daughter had this and everything turned out fine. If I remember correctly hers was also diagnosed late. She just had to watch her sugar and test it on a regular basis, I am sure yours will also be fine just do what your doctor tells you. Good luck and there are people here that care let us know how you're doing. New Member Diagnosed with gestational diabetes The doctors should carry out the tests between the 24th to 26th week. With three weeks "overdue", I guess you should seek advice from your doctor apart from asking for explanations on why tests are carried out so late. The baby will not have serious effects if immediate actions are being carried out to lower your sugar level. Rest assured, Ragna, I am sure the unit will do their job properly. I also had gestational diabetes, my baby that was supposed to be in intensive care when born, was induced a month early weighing over 7llbs didnt need to go anywhere near intensive care and my beautiful daughter is now 24 years old and the problem doesnt seem to have affected her. I was only dx type2 in feb of this year, they told me back then that a Continue reading >>

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