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Early gestational diabetes today at 16 weeks

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

So I had diet and exercise controlled gestational diabetes with my DD.  I barely failed (by one point) but I still had it.  My midwives are having me do the one hour today and I just anxious about it because my odds are so high!

 

Did anyone in this group have it the first time? 

 

Things I have been doing:

 

walking a mile or two each day

coconut oil in my raw, green juice each day

chia seeds for fiber

5000 IUs of Vitamin D

higher protein

cal/mag

No processed foods

 

That's all I can think of for now. Ive done all I can!

post #2 of 8

Sounds like you should be ok.  I had GD with my first and now am Type1 diabetic.  Your babe is getting lots of good yummy food.  We have been doing green smoothies lately too. Yum!!
 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank you.  We'll see what my results are tomorrow....

 

When were you diagnosed with Type 1? 
 

post #4 of 8

July 2010 I was diagnosed, but it wasn't until a couple weeks ago that they actually figured out that I'm really Type 1, not 2.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Honestly, I am afraid to have Type I or II diabetes.  How did you know you had it? How's it going?
 

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by oregon2010 View Post

Honestly, I am afraid to have Type I or II diabetes.  How did you know you had it? How's it going?
 

I had a miscarriage at 14 weeks and told the OB I saw that I was spilling glucose in my urine at every appt. and I did everything diet wise to not test without being able to.  I got a blood draw right there and then and a not so compassionate nurse called me and told me I was diabetic.  When you have GD there is more of a chance later on, but it didn't take long for me, though I had abused my body terribly up until 6 months before I found out I was pregnant with my DS.  I was 29 when I stopped eating crap and started eating whole foods.  I was always thin, so I'm not surprised that the final diagnosis is Type 1.  I've been depressed on and off about it.  I've gone off insulin a few times because if I'm disciplined about it I can control it for now with diet, but its hard not to be able to eat limited fruit for me, so I'm going to enjoy life and eat regular.  Though I'm on a mostly paleo diet and don't eat sugar, so its not like I'm going wild and crazy and eating whatever.  I'm just not limiting myself to stay off insulin.  I am going through Nutritional Response Therapy and supposedly they have had good results with your body healing itself.  So far I'm still only taking about 25 units a day.  Last time it was probably twice that at this point, but I was also eating wheat and sugar and drinking milk.  So you could probably keep it at bay if you keep your diet clean of junky stuff.  I'e foudn out going through NRT that sugar compromises your immune system by 50% every time you consume it so that keeps me from indulging in it.  Even maple syrup and honey do the same.  Plus, sugar totally alters my mood every time I consume it.  It's not pretty.

post #7 of 8
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Thank you for sharing your story. I'm doing what I can to nourish my body but like you, I like to have fruit in my smoothie, etc. I also like bread and pasta (not white). I eat limited sugar but I haven't cut it out completely yet. I am trying to walk a couple miles each day. I read low vitamin D is a factor. Do you exercise too? I wish you all the best, sounds like you are being realistic and trying alternatives to heal your body. You are doing a great job!
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Originally Posted by oregon2010 View Post

Thank you for sharing your story. I'm doing what I can to nourish my body but like you, I like to have fruit in my smoothie, etc. I also like bread and pasta (not white). I eat limited sugar but I haven't cut it out completely yet. I am trying to walk a couple miles each day. I read low vitamin D is a factor. Do you exercise too? I wish you all the best, sounds like you are being realistic and trying alternatives to heal your body. You are doing a great job!

I'm waiting for the snow to melt to start walking again.  lol  I didn't get a baby sled in time so that I could pull my DD around town.  I'm now waiting until I can pull her in the wagon.  I think I was using the Ergo up until Dec. and it was hurting my back too much.  I usually try to walk almost every day.  If we get this ten acres then I will be back to doing lots of labor type things and usually when I'm doing that and gardening my blood glucose goes way down.  Just having my fingers in the dirt does wonders for my diabetes.

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