Gestational Diabetes Support Thread 2013 - Page 2
I see my endocrinologist tomorrow. they might recommend insulin, but I will refuse it. From my understanding the fasting number significance vs after meals number significance is disputable. Since my after meals average 112 I am not worried.
I will see after tomorrow what they think. Really they can't "make" me do anything... I personally don't believe there is enough conclusive data to support using insulin in my case personally, but we will see.
My thing is a little different because I was already prediabetic and my first baby was 11 pounds!!! Yeah, I'll be trying to avoid that this time LOL.
I went on insulin at 14 weeks just to control my BS overnight. I haven't had any trouble controlling numbers during the day with my diet, but just couldn't figure out how to get my fasting number down. I'm now at 32 wks with a moderate dose of nightly insulin, and have every indication that the minor diet modification and nightly insulin has really helped. My latest a1c test is down to 4.8 from 6.1 at 11wks. I have only gained 9lbs this pregnancy (started out just about 10lbs overweight), and baby's growth seems to be right on track.
How far along is everyone else? And, what kind of support are you receiving? I have weekly meetings with a nurse affiliated with the local hospital. Number of meetings is a pain, but the system seems to have worked for me thus far.
I think for me the jury is still out on the beans. I may just need to eat less of a serving. They are starchy and high in carbs but also super high in fiber. We'll see what happens!
I am feeling insulin is something I don't want to take for several reasons- including the amount of stress I will feel doing it since it reminds me too much of my dad who died this past October. Also I feel it might be too aggressive treatment at this point.
It is relatively a new process as we just really discovered all thus within the past month.
Beans bring my numbers up too but not like bread, pasta or similar.
Most people I've talked to either imply I'm being stupid and risking my baby's life by not doing exactly as the drs say OR there seems to be an attitude that I am making a big deal out of nothing.
Also the endocrinologist was real good at telling me all the risks of not using insulin but didn't mention any risks of using it ncertainly didn't feel like informed choice to me. I told her I wasn't ready to make that commitment to start insulin without talking to my husband more.
Am I being stupid?
Just needed to share with someone who has been here before.
Like I said before I think there are two schools of thought on GD. There is a book that offers a different viewpoint but I need to find the name of it. If I were you I would just do your own research. The main thing you don't want is a ginormous baby.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
my first baby was 4lb 9oz... so not too worried. She also was 35 weeks gestation and all this stress has been causing my body to start "warming up" - I am on high alert for signs of labor starting early and we might do the lung steroids as a precautionary- I need to research that first. UGH
This little bean is giving me a run for my money... facial hair, warts, gestational diabetes, risked out of home birth, ..... I swear I hope this isn't the beginning of it all LOL...