Gestational Diabetes Guidance

Annie - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I didn't pass my first testing for the diabetes. I'm stressed worried and I feel like it's all my fault. Anyone have advice to how to handle this potentional diagnosis and emotional roller coaster for me?



First baby, first pregnancy, eat right and work out regularly....what the heck!

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Jess - posted on 07/07/2009

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I also had the first test and mine was high but went back for the second and it was fine. It isn't about what you eat neccesarily. Like there are people who eat real healthy and still get it. I however wasn't eating much at all so they said it may have been high the first time cause my body was just taking to long to process everything. If you do have it, it isn't hard to handle i have been told. You will measure your sugar levels atleast 4 or 5 times a day if you had a very bad case of it, and try to maintain a special diet. if that doesn't work they will then talk to you about what else you can do. try to stay calm and remember it has nothing to do with you. Just relax, stay positive and the people at your hospital or doctor will tell you how to handle it. :-)

Samantha - posted on 07/07/2009

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I was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. I worked out 4 hours everyday and ate right. It isn't as scary as it sounds. I had to eat 5 meals a day in moderation. You balance out carbs and sugars and proteins etc. You keep track of your sugars and its fine. You could be the most healthy person and still get Gestational diabetes. It means that you have increased insulin resistance.

With Gestational diabetes the doctors are afraid of the baby being to big and having to do a c-section. You can get high blood pressure and it increases your chances as well as the baby's, for getting diabetes later on in life. When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes I had to talk to a dietitian and go for regular stress tests at the hospital. it wasn't scary (at first it was) but you adjust to it and live with it. All the doctors and nurses keep a close watch on you and your baby.

My daughter was 7 pounds 7 ounces (which is normal not big) She is completely healthy and happy. The second you deliver the baby you no longer have diabetes anymore because all of your levels go back to normal.

The only things I had to do different was learn to eat things in moderation and prick my finger to test my levels before and after every meal and snack.

Don't worry to much about it some people fail their first test and pass the second test. After all that drink they make you take is a VERY high amount of sugar if your not the sugar type it will affect your body. Keep doing what your doing you have done everything fine sometimes these things happen and there really isn't anything you can do about it. Good luck!

Trich - posted on 07/05/2009

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I also failed the first screen, had the second one and everything was fine... but just do some reading about it and go from there. i think every pregancy has a emotional Rollercoaster in many different forms and you can never be totally prepared, just ride with it.. you sound like you are doing a great job so far... just think at the end you will have a beautiful bub in your arms and thats all that matters... you look bad at all the stressing etc you did during the pregnancy and laugh at it.. well i did anyways... hope this helps

Rebecca - posted on 07/01/2009

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I failed my first screening - and then the second one was fine. I have no idea what happened. I did have an action plan in case I did have it though. I had extreme nausea and really could only keep down soft drink, which my doc told me wasn't a problem because it was keeping me out of hospital. I was scared that was harming my baby, but it turns out everything was fine. You can only do the best you can do! You sound like you're doing a great job. Sometimes gestational diabetes pops up because your body is having trouble processing sugars, it's not something you've done wrong. Google treatment and have a read about what may be suggested to you if you do have it, and just roll with it. They monitor you and your baby very closely if you do have it so try not to stress too much.

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