Hello all -
I'm Heather, 22wks pg with my second. I had GD with my DD (who is 18mos) and was tested at 28w for it. With her, my 1hr test came back at 176. Because I literally have only one good vein and it's in my hand (and sometimes doesn't cooperate at all), I declined the 3hr and my OB said it was fine to just go ahead and schedule everything as if I'd failed it. I managed my sugars with great effort and was very anal about getting it all right. I did really well on my own until all of my tried & true meals that never spiked my sugar at all started giving me high numbers around 32-33wks. I was then put on the lowest dose of Glyburide that they will put you on, and it was just enough to level the numbers out. I had to have weekly bio-physical ultrasounds from that point until my scheduled c-section (mandatory at my OB practice when you have GD, and the "norm" for GD patients in the state of NJ who don't use a midwife... which also isn't covered under my insurance). I never gained a pound until the last 2 weeks when I think I put on maybe 6lbs. Six days after having her, I was 28lbs lighter.
I never went to have my sugars tested 6-8 weeks after having my DD, which was suggested to me because Type II runs in my family... but I'm thinking I should have.
I'm now pregnant with my second DC and was tested at 20 weeks. My 1hr test was 159 as per their reading, but I took my own reading with my test kit that I had from when I had GD with my DD. My test was done about 15-20 minutes later and read 170. When they called last Friday to tell me what it was, I again waived the 3hr test knowing that there was no way I could take it with no veins, and besides, knowing it was 159 (or 170) at 20 weeks just leads me to believe that this is GD again like it was with my DD. Regardless, I felt so good eating well while pg with my DD that I knew I wouldn't mind doing it again.
I met with the nutritionist this past Saturday and she was a great person - we actually talked about everything and anything for over an hour. But then we realized we hadn't talked about why I was there, and once we did realize it, we had barely any time to go over the eating plan, etc. I showed her my meticulous notes I took in my food journal when I was pg with my DD and showed her some other supportive documents that I'd been using that really helped me figure out what to eat. She wrote up her own meal plan for me and I went home.
Once I looked at what she'd written, I noticed it was very different from what I'd been given the first time I had GD, so I went to my reference materials that I showed her to check it out - except they weren't there. I discovered that I must have left them in her office or she didn't give them back to me, etc. Either way, I don't have them now. I called her office and left her a VM letting her know I need them back, but something tells me that she may have thrown them out.
This is now my third full day on the plan and I'm noticing that my sugars are all over the place... and that scares me. Things I ate the first time are having a different reaction for me this time around and it's throwing me for a loop. I'm really going to take this week to figure out what things are setting my sugars off and making a list of them. In the meantime, I'm going to read as much of the thread in that link as I can - I'm sure there's TONS of great info in there!
Sorry this is so long... Thanks for having this thread!