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What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes As A Food Lover

What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes as a Food Lover Whether food is your comfort, your hobby, or your profession, gestational diabetes is tough. Here's what you can eat. [Photograph: Shutterstock ] In the first few months of my pregnancy, friends often asked me how I was dealing with life without wine, beer, and cocktails; without buttery pieces of toro at my beloved neighborhood sushi bar; without the various other foods most people avoid when they're carrying a baby. Early on, none of those things mattered much to me; I was too sick to crave much more than mac and cheese. Coffee and wine started to taste oddly bitter and flat to me, but it didn't seem that awful to wait 40 weeks to get back to enjoying them. My local bar always managed to serve me some creative alcohol-free concoction. (Pineapple juice and savory Cel-ray? Highly recommended.) I took advantage of California's citrus season, buying pounds of floral Oro Blanco grapefruits and tangerines for making fresh juice. Fruit never tasted better: I sent my husband on wild goose chases for out-of-season mangoes, and celebrated the early arrival of local strawberries by eating a pint every day. Continue reading >>

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  1. onaughmae

    Burning and itching at insulin injection sites.

    I have noticed lately that sometimes when I inject (both my Lantus and my Humalog) that it will really burn then itch later. It doesnt do it all the time, just sometimes. My insulin is not cold and I make a point to inject slowly. Anyone else have this problem and what can I do about it? As a side note, I am noticing more bruising too. Looks like someone came after me with a wooden poker or something :P Also does anyone know if this might get worse when I start my pump...or hopefully get better>
    Cheers
    Pam

  2. diabetes86

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    Originally Posted by onaughmae
    I have noticed lately that sometimes when I inject (both my Lantus and my Humalog) that it will really burn then itch later. It doesnt do it all the time, just sometimes. My insulin is not cold and I make a point to inject slowly. Anyone else have this problem and what can I do about it? As a side note, I am noticing more bruising too. Looks like someone came after me with a wooden poker or something :P Also does anyone know if this might get worse when I start my pump...or hopefully get better>
    Cheers
    Pam Do you rotate your injection sites?
    I was told this (burning) can happen with Lantis. (I just started Lantis from Humalin N) and I am getting the burning too.
    I have been on insulin for 10 years than last month I started with the bruising problem... I switched to a smaller and shorter needle, that helped.

  3. breezeonby

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by onaughmae
    I have noticed lately that sometimes when I inject (both my Lantus and my Humalog) that it will really burn then itch later. It doesnt do it all the time, just sometimes. My insulin is not cold and I make a point to inject slowly. Anyone else have this problem and what can I do about it? As a side note, I am noticing more bruising too. Looks like someone came after me with a wooden poker or something :P Also does anyone know if this might get worse when I start my pump...or hopefully get better>
    Cheers
    Pam Pam: I occasionally get burning when injecting Lantus. I have read that Lantus is acidic. It is not recommended to pre-fill syringes for this reason. I also get itching and bruising as well. My stomach has little bruises on it. I found that holding the syringe at a 90 degree angle rather than straight in helps with the burning and bruising. Some people bruise easier than others and I am not sure why. Hopefully when you get your pump going you can stop some bruising since you won't be injecting the same way or as often.

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