Has anyone else gone through this? This is my third, and I have never had issues before so this is brand new to me. Suggestions? Food ideas? Please help!
Gestational diabetes- Now what?
Hope that helps... Glad to offer any advice here or privately.
ETA: eating smaller, more frequent meals really helped me stabilize my blood sugars, which is ultimately the goal. Count carbs! Sugar free does not equal low carb, either.
Edited by Shinyredstar - 3/28/12 at 4:51pm
So just an update- looks like the new diet just isn't cutting it, I have another appt with the nutritionist tomorrow, and will probably be put on injectable insulin, which means that my midwives' group won't keep me as a patient, since I will now be considered high risk. Oh, and my blood pressure is up too. Just needed a place to complain, as I am so disappointed I could cry. I feel like all my dreams of unmedicated, intervention-free birthing are going out the window.
Aw, hugs. I am a larger lady so I'm worried about GD too (my test comes up in a couple of weeks). Has the MDC GD thread helped at all? I saw it was quite extensive and some of those folks have tweaked the GD diet extensively to get it to work for them.
I am so sorry about the GD and blood pressure worries. It seems so unfair, and I know what you mean about watching your low-intervention birth possibly go out the window. It is hard enough to deal with the worry/stress/unknowns without also feeling like all your control and decision-making power is being taken away from you.
So sorry about your news. I had GD during my first pregnancy, and I will be getting tested again (I've already had one test) for this pregnancy in a couple of weeks. How high are your sugars? During my first pregnancy I was diet controlled and delivered an average-sized baby. What sort of diet have you tried? I've pre-emptively gone to a nutritious and modified my diet as a preventative measure, but I still find it difficult to maintain healthy habits at times.
I am just doing a low-carb diet that the doctor recommended. My numbers have been good since Thursday, which is kind of a surprise considering all the crap going on in my life right now. I think I have finally found a doctor who will take me, which is great, but they didn't have an appt till the 17th, which is not.
about 18wks this time. For me key is eating @ same time each day. This was so hard for me until bedrest unfortunately.
I did want to say that positives are long term health of your pancreas and protective factors for baby.
And i second you on motivation to be healthier in general....but stressful nonetheless.
I just got the call that my sugar levels were high at the first test, so I'm going back on Tuesday for the 3-hour test. I know they say to keep eating normally, but I totally want to eat smarter over the weekend.
I've grabbed an app called D Buddy where I can log my food, water, exercise, etc and it gives you an overview of how you're doing. I just started it this morning & don't really understand the numbers yet. Also, so far I haven't found a way to tell the app I'm pregnant. It seems helpful, so I hope I can get it working for me.
I've also requested 2 books from the library which I'll consume as soon as I get them.
If I do end up with a postivie GD result, I'll be excited to get support from a dietician.