Originally Posted by Alenushka
I once worked with a client who refused GD work up. Wel, she had GD WHo abby was 11 lbs, suffered very traumatic birth and was born with brain damage and sugar peoblems of its on. Ended up in ICU. talk about interventions.
You can see a doctor jsut for GD work upa dn youcan refuse eceythigne lce. Or, like others say, go to Pahramcya nd buy a glucometer for $19,99, it ocme with a container of strips. Test yourself and see
Alex's blood sugar was all over the map for his first few days, because I was given a glucose IV while in labor, something that should NEVER be done to a woman with GD/GI. Maybe that's what happened with your client.
Is it certain that the baby's brain damage was not from the traumatic birth or other factors unrelated to the GD? Also, do you know what her diet was like? If it wasn't very
low in simple sugars and grains, that could have been the problem.
In any case, I don't believe that one has to take the test and get an official diagnosis to know
they have GD/GI. A diet adjustment (cutting waaay down on simple sugars and grains, and getting adequate protein and fat at every
meal/snack) should keep blood sugar #'s even.
Current medical thinking says that it's okay for blood sugar #'s to peak and fall, as long as they don't go over certain points (90 fasting - before the meal; 120 2 hours after the meal, but before the snack). IMO/E, it's better to keep the blood sugar even and low, without all the peaks and valleys. I felt much better during my second pregnancy, and it was also less stressful. (The Michel Odent article referenced earlier suggests keeping stress to a minimum, which the medical approach to pregnancy does not do.)