Sloan - posted on 10/10/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 28 weeks after failing the 1hr GTT. My sugars were a little above 200. I am 39 years old, first pregnancy, average weight, petite, never really had to think about/monitor what I ate - so I guess I'm considerable lucky.
I've had a great pregnancy for the most part up until ~24 weeks. I moved and just couldn't seem to bounce back. Was feeling 'off' - started having a LOT of swelling issues and what we thought was pregnancy-related carpal tunnel issues (had 2 corticosteroid injections in wrists to alleviate some of the pain but still have constant numbness and tingling) and now at week 29, toes are going numb. I meet with the Diabetes counselor tomorrow to discuss diet and I have a previously scheduled growth ultrasound at 34 weeks. I am also not very big as far as my stomach goes - but I am wondering if I require additional baby-monitoring in the interim. You know, they throw that phrase 'potential stillbirth' out there and all hell breaks loose in my mind - so I just want to ensure I'm doing everything I need to do to ensure my baby is healthy and safe in there... Advice appreciated and thanks!