To those that had GD..

Caitlin - posted on 03/30/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Not a debate, but I was wondeirng if any of you had any idea you were getting gestational diabetes before you were diagnosed? I've been wondering about it, because this time for the first time i've been feeling really "off" after eating sugary things like chocolate, or even a mini packet of gummi bears. This is really unusual, and i'm avoiding sugary things because of it, but it still makes me wonder if this is just my blood pressure (it's been low all of my pregnancies) or possibly the sugar.

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Caitlin - posted on 03/31/2011

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Carbs shouldn't be much of an issue considering that anything bread textured makes me want to puke, so bagels and toast are out, and pasta is still an occasional thing, i'm mostly eating meat and veggies in small quantities to avoid heartburn...

Laura - posted on 03/31/2011

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I was shocked when I had it. If you feel you might have it you are doing good in watching your sugar intake but also watch your carbs too. Good luck I really hope you don't get it.

Sara - posted on 03/31/2011

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LOL..no doubt! Since i had GD with my first pregnancy they will be testing me at my next appointment in a couple of weeks when I'm 19 weeks. I'm really hoping I can avoid the GD this time, or if I do have it control it with diet. I've lost about 80lbs since the last time I was pregnant. Guess i'll find out in a couple of weeks!

Caitlin - posted on 03/31/2011

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Yeah, the doctors office opens in half an hour and it usually takes me a while to get through on the phone (being an office of 3 OBs) so I will find out what he suggests.. They may send me in for the screening test ealier i'm assuming, which would at least allow me to act if there is a problem or rule it out if it isn't an issue so I can stop worrying.

At least i'm not craving anything really sweet, because that would be TORTURE!

Sara - posted on 03/31/2011

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I had GD and when i think back, I had those same feelings as well. I remember having a coke one day and just feeling like total crap afterward. When are they going to test your sugars? If you tell them you're having these troubles they may test you earlier.

Caitlin - posted on 03/31/2011

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I don't know anyone with diabetes interestingly enough, though I could buy a meter at the pharmacy for like 30$, which isnt' so bad, though I don't really want to buy one if I don't really need it. I'm going to put a call into my doctor today and see what he recommends I do. I figure that's the best way, and it makes him aware that I think something is "off". I could be completely wrong, but in my mind, this seems like something I wouldn't want to take a chance with...

Kate CP - posted on 03/30/2011

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Actually, if you spike above 120 two hours after eating a meal you should call your doctor.

Krissy - posted on 03/30/2011

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know anyone thats diabetic??? I've tested friends sugar before and found they were high, they wanted to know because they didn't have health insurance. I told him it was a tad high and he could be leaning toward diabetes.

If u do know some one, all they need to do is put a new little pin in their machine to test you and it's perfectly sanitary. What I would do is eat a donut or something very sugary, and wait about 25 mins... for your body to digest it... then take test. If you are above like 125... you're probably gonna have to tell your doc... if you are over 150, you should tell doc right away... if you are over 250... you should call your doc and see if they recommend a stay in hospital for a day or two to get the sugars under control. Nothing scary... I've had to do it with all my pgs so far.

Caitlin - posted on 03/30/2011

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I'd love to know where i could get my sugar tested, I might call the health services and see who can do it for me. I don't want to go all the way to my doctor, or wait till my appointment in 1 month if it's something I should be regulating now.

I am tired all the time, but that's a normal thing for me even before, since my 1 year old still wakes up 2-3 times a night and my 2 1/2 year old just started having bad dreams, i'm up on average 4-5 times a night and am exhausted all the time because of it.

My other theory is that i'm having twins and just don't know about it yet.

Krista - posted on 03/30/2011

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I hadn't a clue that I had it. But after my diagnosis, as time went on, I would feel really wonky and "off" if I had something too sugary.

Why not get your glucose tested? Just in case?

Kate CP - posted on 03/30/2011

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I was tired all the time. More so than with my first (and I didn't have GD with my first). But, I had a feeling that I would get it just because of my pancreatitis issues. Since your pancreas regulates your insulin levels I knew it would make things complicated. Stay away from processed sugars and carbs like white bread, pasta, and sodas.

Rosie - posted on 03/30/2011

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i didn't have it, but my mother did and she was always thirsty. are you thirsty alot?

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