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#1 of 9 Old 10-02-2006, 12:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had been diagnosed with GD or borderline GD with both my previous pregnancies. Because of that they tested me early this time. I hate the way the test makes me feel :

If I pass I have to take it again later, if I fail I just have to start the GD diet early.

On the good side. All the extra sugar is making the wee bean jump a lot. I'm feeling lots of little nudges right now.
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Let us know how it goes. If you have to do the GD diet, I'll be right here with ya. I am diabetic all the time, not just GD, so I've already started with THE DIET (and insulin, fun fun!). Anyways, I'll be crossing my fingers that you DON'T have to do the diet yet, because it's really not fun to be pg and eat like this. Sometimes I just want a milkshake. :
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You know... I was never certain about WHY they do the test the way that they do. I mean really, who downs that much sugar in a sitting mormally? If you don't typically eat like that then it is NOT a reflection of what your body is doing. Maybe I'll borrow my dad's glucometer and test my blood every few hours for a few days and say SEEEEEEE to the mw when she wants me to do that stupid test. sheesh.

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Let us know how it goes. If you have to do the GD diet, I'll be right here with ya. I am diabetic all the time, not just GD, so I've already started with THE DIET (and insulin, fun fun!). Anyways, I'll be crossing my fingers that you DON'T have to do the diet yet, because it's really not fun to be pg and eat like this. Sometimes I just want a milkshake. :

Would you mind posting a bit of the diet you follow? It's been a long time and I have lost my copy of my diet plan. I would really appreciate it, Thanks
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Good Luck to you!

Also, I know that someone posted The GD diet in the nutrition thread I started!

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Anita,
Might I be so bold as to suggest asking for either a 2 hour post-prandial or a HgbA1C? These two may more accurately reflect what is going on in your body. We use the HgbA1C at our office. It doesn't manipulate your system at all.

I have had 6 babies over 9 pounds and 2 of those were well over 10 pounds. I have been told over and over that I "probably" had GD. I therefore eat a GD diet whenever I am pregnant. Yes indeed, I miss those milkshakes too, Lisa. But my smallest 9 pounders (9-2 and 9-4) were when I watched what I ate, so I think it was helpful.

Things I did and ate:
Kept carbs to less than 20grams per meal
Always ate a protein with a carb, ALWAYS (chicken and brown rice, peanut butter and sprouted grain bread, etc)
Eat brown carbs (brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sprouted grain bread)
Limit dairy products, cut them out if possible
Eat small meals throughout the day-this helps keep your insulin levels consistent-don't let yourself get too hungry
If you are going to eat something sugary, do it at night when your insulin production is likely to be at it's highest
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FWIW my girls were born at 5lbs 14 oz (just before 36 weeks) and 7lbs 5 oz at 39 weeks.

I so HOPE I don't get it this time, though I am not optimistic. Thanks for the info Wildthing!
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Hey, I posted my diet here: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=530084

The baby I was GD with was born at almost 40 weeks and weighed 8lbs even. And honestly, I wasn't that strict with my diet then (bad me!). I'm hoping for a similar sized baby this time, my OB has me all paranoid. :
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That's a whole lot more meat than I normally eat. Thanks for the info. I remember the GD diet not being so fun.
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