Ketones and Fasting QuestionI had GD with DS 5 years ago and was able to control it well with diet, so I didn't have to go on medication or insulin. This time I also have GD but it seems like it's harder to control. My after-meal numbers are all pretty good, especially after breakfast, but the fasting numbers have been in the 90-110 range.
I still have a record of all my numbers and everything I ever ate between 28-40 wks with DS (I was a nerd obsessed). I am doing the exact same things--if anything, I'm getting more exercise now and eating even better--but my fasting numbers with DS were in the 70-80 range pretty consistently, whereas now they're in the 90-110 range.
So to try to fix the fasting issue, I tried skipping the evening snack and having cinnamon at night, but I was SO HUNGRY at night. It didn't really help the numbers much, either.
Wondering if I was spilling ketones, last week I bought some Ketostix to check for ketones, which I hadn't done yet, and I realized I had ketones--moderate the first day, but then I added the evening snack back in and it looks like I don't have them anymore. However, my fasting numbers are still between 95-110. But DH and I both think it's best to have those higher fasting numbers than ketones.
The midwives have allowed me to basically monitor the GD myself because they've seen how controlled I was last time. Since I'm trying for a VBAC, I really, really don't want to go to the nutritionist at the hospital (which is where they would send me). At my last MW appt., she took a look at my fasting numbers and said she wanted to get a BPP and US, which I am getting tomorrow at the hospital. (I haven't had an US since 20 wks.)
What sucks is that I should probably check with a nutritionist about this, right? But I'm so terrified that it will mean more testing, eventual induction, and another C-section. Any thoughts on other things to try before I have to go the hospital route?