gestational diabetes those who had it

Sonia - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 96 moms have responded )

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I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 26 weeks and there are times that I have some high numbers. I am concerned that I am affecting the baby as far as development. The ultrasound has said breathing is fine and baby is not to big. Those who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are your kids healthy? Did you have high numbers sometimes?

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Melanie - posted on 09/14/2011

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I was diagnosed with gd with my first and only pregnancy so far. I was induced a week early because of intrauterine growth restriction (she was measuring small and no longer getting proper nutrients) ironically brought on my GD. I say ironically because in most cases they worry about the baby being too big with GD. My daughter was born at 6lbs 2 oz and perfectly healthy. They would take her blood sugar in the hospital as a precaution. If you're controlling your diet and having fiber than you should be fine. I know that I controlled my diet but that I would get a high reading once in a while. I would make sure that I had a snack in the evening so that my sugar wouldn't drop overnight and spike in the morning. I would also avoid fruit for breakfast. Good luck

Cynthia - posted on 09/14/2011

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When I had GD I was sent to a nutritionist. She told me I wasn't eating enough bread and wanted me to increase a loaf per week. I'm pretty outspoken so I told her she was high and didn't know anything. Lol. I told her is give if a week. For the next 4 days my #'s went from being 135-145 to over 240!!! I called her and goodbye. Lol. I then realized that protein slows the abdortion of sugar so I started eating protein with EVERY meal.... Not as easy as it sounds, but I did it. Even when I felt like eating chocolate I would eat it with peanut butter. :) Once I started eating this new balanced way, my numbers never got passed 129 and usually stayed under 110. I also had to correct my portion sizes. I began to eat 5-6 small meals per day instead of 3 "normal" sized meals and walking more. Hope this helps.

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hi there i had gestational diabetes with my first baby, they found it very late into my pregnancy so i was very worried. everything went fine though she was born two days before her due date and was perfectly fine weighing 7 pound 2 oz. today she is a very healthy happy girl, shes a bit bigger (taller, solid) than kids her own age but shes developing above average as well. sometimes my numbers were high but aslong as it wasnt continous my doctor said everything would be fine (and it was). Just today i went and had my bloods taken for my second pregnancy and if i have it again im ok with it. So dont worry to much everything will be ok

Brenda - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had it also and my almost 6 year old is VERY healthy and a very gifted learner can read at a 4th gr. level but not quite all with understanding but still very gifted. Weight was 8lbs 4oz. I took shots and all.

Melissa - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had gestational diabetes and had numbers as high as 268 and as low as 45. My son was healthy for the most part. he has asthma but I was induced 1 week early and he weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. my numbers were that way every day and there was no controlling them. they had me on shots but my numbers would be high before eating and low after so they didn't know how to correct it. the only thing that I was glad about is because they were so out of control and they couldn't control them I was able to have an ultrasound every month and at the end I was having them every week. If you are really under doctor's care and they are doing their job correct then the baby will be fine. You shouldn't worry to much about it because you will stress yourself out. I was eating what they told me every day too. when I was pregnant I was told to eat the smart one meals and nothing else and still got really high numbers.

Kim - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had it when I was pregnant with my youngest and she is a perfectly healthy 3 year old now. The main concern they have is a big baby at this point. My numbers were high sometimes & others they were fine. Don't worry too much. It's pretty normal.

Leslie - posted on 09/14/2011

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I did at times, but she came out fine she was 9, 1 and healthy. just follow a good diet. my breakfast was five pieces of bacon, scrambled eggs, and two packets of oatmeal. lunch more meat less carbons. my snacks were crackers, dinner more meat than carbons, and night snack a glass of milk. i stay on the diet even after my diabetes was gone. i lost all my weight cause i gain 60 pounds. her doctor she is prefect. he see her tomorrow. her dad is 6'5" and 370lbs with alot of muscle. cause he lifts boxes and tanya who is 21lbs at 9 months. last new 28 inches.

Kim - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had gestational diabetes with both pregnancies. I kept a food journal with both and that helped me control my numbers so I didn't have to go on insulin. I also walked everyday after work in my neighborhood for 10 min. or I played games on the wii. That little bit of exercise really helped and my doctor didn't freak out too badly when I had a few high numbers on my tracking sheet! My son was 9.5lbs and my daughter was 6.4lbs. I knew what to expect the second time around so I was already eating whole foods when diagnosed the second time. My numbers now are fine but I watch it because now we are all at a higher risk for developing type II diabetes.

Marci - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had gestational diabetes with both my daughters. they are 10 and almost 7. They are very happy and are exceptional in school. I used to get high numbers every so often and my girls weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and 7 pounds 2 ounces at birth. My girls are healthy. Do not worry about a few high numbers. It is normal.

Lisa - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had diabetes with my son who is 9 now. I was put on insulin the third day after because my numbers were high. My son was born and weighed 7#2oz. He is very bright and is doing fine. I was sent to a endrocronologist as soon as I was diagnosed.

Tracey - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had diabetes too and was not diagnosed til very late on, 36 weeks I think, and the child from that pregnancy is fine, no health problems what so ever.

Ann - posted on 09/14/2011

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@ Cat - I had GD with all 3 pregnancies and I have 3 healthy GIRLS :) I never heard of GD being more common when a mother is carrying a boy... it definitely wasn't the case for me! LOL

Sonia - Keeping stress down and getting enough sleep will help keep your numbers down as along as you are eating your protein, watching your carbs and excercising when you can... walking is excellent as it really does help with delivery. If you're taking insulin, like I did, make sure you eat your snacks so that your sugar levels don't go too low. That definitely isn't good! Take care and God bless you with an easy delivery and a healthy little one to love :)

Carla - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had gestational diabetes i took two insulin shots a day and was on a strict diet.. just watch ur numbers and see what u are eating when it goes up and watch and moderation of that...also number is high because of hormones.. my daughter was 2 months early ... i dont think the idabetes affected her .. my other i was borderline and she was 8 14 so does make bigger babies .. good luck and best wishes

Holly - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had it with both mine. My specialist tried to scare me with all the things that would be wrong with my baby if I didn't go on insulin. I was very strict with my carb intake and increased my protein intake. I didn't eat the way the nutritionist told me. I ate what worked for me and kept my numbers down. My first was born 4 weeks early and weighed 6 lbs 5oz. With my second I monitored my blood sugar from the start and he went full term and weighed 6 lbs 7oz. My first was premature but he's a healthy 4 year old. We've have a few issues but nothing major. As long as it's under control for the most part of your pregnancy your baby should be just fine. My specialist was surprised with both my pregnancy's that I could control it on my own. Pay attention to what you eat and how it affects you. Every diabetic is different. You need to figure out what works for you and your baby will be just fine.

Tina - posted on 09/14/2011

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I was diagnosed with borderline gestational diabetes 6 weeks before giving birth to my son in 1994. Now mind you the numbers were different then, so my 113 was boarderline since the diabetes number I think was either 115 or 120. Luckily I knew how to cook for a diabetic as my mother, grandmother and sister were diabetics. My son was born 3 weeks early weighing in a 9 pounds even and perfectly healthy, no issues with the gestational diabetes at all. He is a strapping 6 feet tall and a junior in high school now and still healthy. But most of all do not stress out about the diagnosis. Stress adds to the elevated sugar levels and stress is not good for you or the baby. Exercise when you can, walking is always good. Not only clears the head, but also helps make labor easier. Research gestational diabetes and get as informed as you can. And remember above all else that once the baby is born, the GD usually goes away. They will also test your baby's sugar levels when he/she is born to make see what they are and if the GD has affected them.

Amy - posted on 09/14/2011

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Hi Sonia - First off, DO NOT STRESS! I have been a type 1, insulin-dependent diabetic since I was 10 and obviously was quite concerned and cautious when I got pregnant. My Dr. said I actually had a more healthy pregnancy than a lot of "regular"/non-diabetic moms. I think it's because we have to be so much more careful than anyone else and are trying so hard to be perfect w/ our sugars, diet, exercise, etc. My sugars were definitely not perfect - it's so hard to control diabetes/insulin hormones that are constantly battling with your pregnancy hormones, that no matter how hard you try, you may still not have perfect sugars. I would assume it's the same w/ gestational diabetes, but as a type 1, the further you progress in pregnancy, the more insulin your body needs, which of course will affect your sugars (I even went up to 300 a few times, so don't think you are ever "out of control" - you're doing just fine - it's a lot of extra hard work!). I had a great pregnancy (minus the 24/7 morning sickness for the 1st 6 months), a great delivery and have a beautiful 4 1/2 yr old daughter w/ absolutely no health problems. Honestly, I think it's more harmful to STRESS about having a perfect 120 each time than actually getting a high # once in awhile. I know it's hard to do when you are working extra hard to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible and constantly journaling, etc., but please just try to enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible. Most likely, everything will be great and you will have a beautiful, healthy baby. :-) God bless and I will be praying for peace-of-mind for you. :-)

Amie - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had high #s as well. Not a lot, but some. I delivered a healthy baby girl on July 14! She was the perfect size & as healthy as can be. We had 1 low reading for her after she was born, but then her blood sugars stabilized.
I was just like you & worried the whole pregnancy that something would be wrong w/ the baby or she'd be too big.

Cat - posted on 09/14/2011

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I heard that GD is more common when you're pregnant with a boy than a girl. Is that true? Both me and my sister in law had GD when we were pregnant with our sons but didn't have it with our daughters. I see that the last few posts stated they had sons. Just curious.

Cristina - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had GD with my son and he came out perfectly healthy at 8lbs and 9oz. He turns 3 this Saturday and is still as healthy. I am also pregnant with my second child and have the GD again. You just have to figure out what foods work for you. Your numbers will go up and down until you find the right diet. When I was pregnant with my son I was still able to eat some bread and cereal, but with this pregnancy I cant eat any of it. Like everybody else has said keep a food journal so you can remember what works for you and what doesn't. And if you have any more concerns always ask your doctor!

Meagen - posted on 09/14/2011

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I wanted to add, exercise as much as you can. Even a short walk will help you numbers stay down. They will go up temporarily after exercising, so don't stress out too much if you get a high reading less than 2 hours after exercising. I danced through most of my pregnancy and my blood sugars and blood pressure numbers were beautiful. I have just gotten too big now, but I still try to walk. I don't want to worry anyone, because everyone is different, but ask you doctor about your baby's shoulder width. My daughter wasn't big, but she had wide shoulders and we had a 2min. shoulder dystocia. Scared the crap out of everyone, but luckily there was no long term damage. She is healthy and smart. It was most likely a combination of my size and her shoulders, so just because your baby has wide shoulders doesn't mean you'll have any problem. But my doctor did say that some of the new studies have shown an increased risk of complications during birth to babies of mothers with any form of diabetes. I'm having a c-section with this one because I will not risk that again and I want to give him as much time to develope as I can. That said mother's with diabetes give birth vaginally to healthy babies all the time. It's just something to be aware of.

Meagen - posted on 09/14/2011

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I am a type 2 diabetic, so I deal with this all the time. :) Luckily I am well controled most of the time. With my now 2yo daughter, my numbers stayed pretty low until the last month or so. She was 7lbs, 8oz but her shoulders were wide which caused some problems. Now I'm pregnant with baby #2 and due in 3 weeks. He is expected to be about 9lbs. My sugars have been in the 130-150 range after eating and 100-110 range fasting. I also go to a neonatologist because of this. He is perfectly happy with my numbers, even though they are a little outside the ideal numbers. If your just a little high, you aren't going to damage you LO's health, but you may have a large baby. If you sugars are consistantly 200 or more, then you need to talk to your doctor about adjusting your meds/diet. FYI, avoid things that claim to be sugar free. They are sweetened with sugar alcohols which then convert into regualar sugar in the body. It's better to eat less of something with real sugar in it, than more of something with sugar alcohol in it. Also, fruit and honey are no different than just plain old sugar. You may be getting more sugar than you think by eating healthly.

Laura - posted on 09/14/2011

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I too was diagnosed and also considered high risk because I was 40. My numbers would fluctuate as well; however, I now have a 7 year old who is very healthy. He is seldom ever sick. Only issue he had as a infant was ear infections which were cleared with tubes. Take care of yourself and you will take care of your baby. Don't stress on the numbers too much unless extremely high. Prayers for you.

Sarah - posted on 09/14/2011

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I had GD with my first pregnancy. My son was born at 37 weeks and 9lbs 3oz...so quite a big baby. He had to have his sugars checked a lot while we were in the hospital and he was quite jaundiced, but that was it. He is absolutely fine and normal height and weight now at 2 years old. The only thing now is that he unfortunately is at more of a risk to develop diabetes himself later in life. Thankfully I didn't ' have GD with my second pregnancy, although my daughter, again born at 37 weeks, was 9lbs 5oz! So it does make me wonder if I did develop it a little later on than when they tested...

Also, I gained 90lbs with my first and 70lbs with my second and apparently those are warning signs too!

Brenda - posted on 09/13/2011

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yes i had gestational diabetes with my third child and diet alone and watch what i was eating and monitored my sugar as well , my son was healthy at 8 pounds and one ounce he is now 18 years old and going strong

Susan - posted on 09/13/2011

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I wasn't overweight when I got pregnant, Once I hit 4 months my weight took off. I was a size 4 when I got pregnant, and I haven't been that since then. Sigh........

Erine - posted on 09/13/2011

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I was diagnosed at 12 weeks that I had gestational diabetes. There were times that I had high numbers but our 2 year old is a happy healthy little girl. We have had no medical problems with her. Watch when you eat and try to make sure you eat a protein if you had a fruit or carb as that helps keep your numbers low. Hang in there! Everything will be alright as long as you keep monitoring yourself and watch what you eat. Hope this helps!

Carol - posted on 09/13/2011

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I was diagnosed when I was 5 months. That was 21 years ago. I felt very frustrated because I was following the diet and sometimes my blood sugars would be high. As the pregnancy progressed, my insulin resistance would increase. I was on split dose insulin twice a day and had to check my blood sugars 4 times a day. I couldn't eat cereal for breakfast as my sugars would be higher than what the doctors wanted 2 hours later, but I could eat it for my night time snack and my sugars would be fine when I took my fasting blood sugars. Everyone is different and it depends on how much insulin resistance the placenta is putting out. I also had all of the typical traits for being a gestational diabetic: overweight prior to pregnancy, a history of diabetes in my family, and I had had a child from a previous pregnancy that was a high birth weight baby (over 9 lbs.) As long as you are watching what you eat and figuring out what triggers higher blood sugar readings and seeing your dr regularly, your baby will be fine. Good Luck!

Christine - posted on 09/13/2011

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Yes - I was diagnosed in the 27th week of my first pregnancy and was just diagnosed and I am 29 weeks with my 2nd pregnancy. My daughter was born on her due date, 4 hours of labor at 7 lbs 5 oz, 19 1/2 " long. She was very healthy - the only sickness she had (until she started going to preschool at age 2) was a couple of ear infections. Sometimes, but blood would test upwards of 175 but for the most part I was able to keep it down. Just watch your carbs and avoid sugars and all will be well!!

Cat - posted on 09/13/2011

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I had GD with my second pregnancy (my son). I guess it was pretty major because other than testing my blood 4 times a day, I also had to do insulin shots in my belly. I was on a strict diet. I found lots of diabetic foods and snacks that helped me get through it. Because of the diet I only gained 20 pounds with my son (I had gained 40 with my daughter! Yikes!). But that was 5 years ago. Today my son is perfectly normal and healthy. :)

Valerie - posted on 09/13/2011

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Actually Amy Gestational Diabetics are at less of a risk. If you start out your pregnancy AS a diabetic though risks are increased and the chances of having a special needs child is one of those increased risks. The main reason I know this is from all the testing they have done on me this pregnancy alone. Diabetes before pregnancy gives a larger risk of organs not forming correctly, downs, and many other special needs areas. The risks are even higher if the baby in question is a boy. So yes diabetes is related to special needs children, but generally when the mother is diabetic before hand.

Amy - posted on 09/13/2011

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had it with all 3 of my kids. They are healthy now ages 13 9 and 8 my daughter was small and my sons large at birth. They do have special needs which as far as I know is unrelated to diabetes!

Valerie - posted on 09/13/2011

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What are you refering your high numbers as? Each medical provider has different out looks on what numbers are high and what numbers are not, I was a diabetic before I got pregnant and right now I am at 38 weeks and still doing ok. If you are in the 200's 2 hours after you eat then yes your numbers are high. All that the gestational diabetes will do for you is it will make your baby at risk for being larger and a possibility of problems when they are born. Every day women have babies that have gestational diabetes and they come out fine. You actually have less of a risk than I do because you are just gestational. What I recommend you to do is to keep a food journal of what you are eating. Cereals and breads will make your sugar go up. You just need to watch home much you are eating of them. What the recommended ( what I call cookie cutter) numbers for pregnant women who are diabetic is fasting nothing over 90. 2 hours after you eat nothing over 120. Now doctor depending will tell you what they feel is to high for you. The specialist I see says once I hit 93 fasting I am to high, my other baby doc I see who deals with diabetic patients all the time sees nothing wrong with a 93 or even an occasional 140. Just as long as your levels aren't in the 200's constantly does it become an issue. No pregnant womans sugar levels are perfect. In fact once you hit the third trimester they become even harder to control. Just keep your food journal, record what you eat and how much of it you are eating. After about a week compare it with your sugar levels and you will notice a pattern of what eat and what makes your sugar levels go up. It's a PITA I know but it helps. Also when you turn in your sugar levels to your doc on your visit you will be able to explain why you have a high number here or there too.

Lauri - posted on 09/13/2011

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I had it with all thre of my daughters. My last one was taken two weeks early because they thought she would be too big, she turned out to be only 7 lbs 11 oz. Aside from that all are healthy. When my numbers were high, I would walk or exercise to get them down. It's only bad if you let them stay high. If you can, try taking a little walk after you eat and don't worry too much cuz stress can increase it too. You will especially want to watch yourself after the baby is born so you don't end up with type 2 diabetes. I'm sure you know that you are prone to that after having gestantional, but I have not been diagnosed yet after 13 years. I have to constantly watch my weight and exercise, but we should all do that no matter what right! good luck

Susan - posted on 09/13/2011

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My child was very healthy and was not as big as they had feared. I was big. I was taking 15cc's a day and I still gained 100lbs. My own insulin just stopped being produced. We have diabetes in our family and I am an older mom, so it's not so surprising. I didn't have high numbers because I had to take insulin during pregnancy and taking the synthetic insulin changed my physiology and I am now insulin resistent. But the baby was fine!

Kimberly - posted on 09/13/2011

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I was insulin dependent and watched my numbers like a friggin hawk. I had some higher readings here and there not consistently but once in a while i would miscalculate the carbs in this or that. The insulin helped a great deal with my morning numbers because there was nothing i could do about that diet wise. I had a healthy 6 pound 9 ounce 21 inch baby boy 3 weeks early. He did have some low blood sugars for the first few days because he was making so much insulin to combat my sugars. Supplementing with formula fixed that issue.

Maria - posted on 09/13/2011

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i was diagnosed early on while pregnant with my youngest child who's now 5, i had to have him at 37 weeks and he weighed 12 LB 10 1/2 oz, ( they told me at a scan day before my c section he was approx 9 1/2 lb) i had some very high results. he was very healthy when he was born, and soon setteled to a more proportionate weight....when he was 3 months old i was re tested for diabetes and unfortunatley it never went, so i have type 2 diabetes for life.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2011

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I had GD, and yes, sometimes my numbers were a bit high. Figuring out what to eat was a bit of trial and error, which meant that sometimes my numbers were higher than they should have been.

My son arrived very healthy, however, at 7lbs 11 oz. So no macrosomia at all.

I echo the others when I say that keeping a food journal is critical. Measure everything and write it down, and then write down what your numbers were afterwards. You'll soon be able to see what foods just don't work out well for you, and what ones do.

Leandra - posted on 09/13/2011

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This is my second pregnancy with GD. I asked the Doctor at what point does the sugars start to affect (development wise) my baby. It isn't until you are over 200 that it will start having long term effects on the baby, including running the risk of the baby having diabetes when he/she is born. Anything under 200 will not have lasting effects on the kiddo, however they do want you to try and stay under that 120, because constantly having higher numbers can effect other things like your kidneys and liver. It can also help increase the risk of your placenta deteriorating early (a risk for anyone with GD even with sugars under control) It you have an occasional high sugar 120-140, they will just have you look at what you ate, if you start having them more consistently they will want to change your medication. if you are on a pill form, toward the end of your pregnancy, you may get switched to insulin, as the bigger the placenta the more it interferes with the liver's production of insulin.

weird fact: just because you have GD this preggo, does not mean you will have it next preggo.

I was on Glyburide from the first trimester on both pregnancies. (They can raise your dose up to 20mg a day, if you need more you will switch to insulin) One my first pregnancy, I switched to Insulin for the last four weeks. My doctors want to deliver 2 weeks early because of the risk of the placenta breaking down, I actually was 3 weeks early because of low fluids in the womb. My daughter is 15 months and perfectly healthy. For that pregnancy I saw the Dr every two weeks, and always had at least one or two sugars that were 120-140. The highest I ever had was 160. So far with this pregnancy, (currently 30 weeks) I started out having a harder time controlling my sugars so I expected to be on insulin earlier then last time, but we finally have then under control. I currently take 7.5 mg twice day of the glyburide. Everything is under control as long as I watch what I eat. So far my highest sugar was 194. the next highest was 144.

Kate CP - posted on 09/12/2011

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If you're controlling it with diet then you're doing good. I had GD with my son and he was actually smaller than my daughter.

Like Kimberly said, keep a food journal (that really helped me) and keep track of your numbers. Have you contacted a dietitian yet?

Kimberly - posted on 09/12/2011

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I was doagnosed with GD in my 3rd pregnancy and while it was cumbersome to manage so many wxtra doc visits and ultrasounds and stress tests, my daughter is very healthy, was normal weight at birth and is average sized now! She is also very smart and hasn't had any major health concerns.
I was on a fairly stict diet and was prescribed a low dose of medication. It was tricky to get the hang of checking my sugars at all the right times, but within a couple of weeks it actually helped me to understand my body better and what foods were better for me and the baby. I also kept a food journal and I quickly saw what foods affected my numbers. Good luck! With proper prenatal care and diet, you and the baby will be just fine!

Tania - posted on 09/12/2011

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I didn't have GD but I am a type 1 diabetic. During my 2 pregnancies my diet was very plain...I checked my sugars before I ate and 2-3 hours after. I even woke up in the night at least once to check. I saw a diatician and a diabetes nurse regularly. I also wrote EVERYTHING down. I mean every thing I ate and all my numbers....I'm not American so I don't know what is considered high or low for you. High numbers are something that diabetics have to deal with but the more info you have for your nurse or doc therbetter they can assist you in reaching your target blood sugars.

Keep track of any patterns you see, like if you are consistanly high after certain meals or in a norrmal range or on the lower side at other times.

I the case of diabetes knowledge is power and the more control you are the better things will be.

Take care, I know its a struggle but its worth it. Trust me.

If you have any questions feel free to message me.

Nikki - posted on 09/12/2011

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Just keep an eye on your diet and talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. If you are getting consistently high sugar levels I would make a doctors appointment just to discuss if there is anything else you can do to control your levels.

I didn't have GD but two of my close friends did, I know one had issues with her levels and had to see a nutritionist to go on a very specific diet. Other than than neither of them had any other issues with themselves or their babies. Both babies were born perfectly healthy and within a reasonable weight range.

Good luck xx

Sonia - posted on 09/12/2011

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I check my sugar 4 times a day before breakfast then 2 hours after each meal. High has been 138 one other times it hasnt gone over 125 but it was over the 120 range they gave me so when I look stuff up I am afraid that my baby can have health issues when born.

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I was borderline with gestational diabetes. I just had to watch what I was eating and fortunatly did not have to do insulin. I did however have an 8lb baby boy 2 and a half weeks early. He is healthy and active at 2 years old. Exactly how high are your numbers? When are you checking your sugar, is it right before you eat and about an hour after? When I had to monitor my sugar it was generally pretty low before I would eat. Never was high except for the glucose drink they made me do.

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