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)O( Far-away Mama to: Pooka (16)...Alex (14)...Mickie-Lamb (13)...Solo Mama to: Punkin' Seed (8)...Tootsie Pop (6)...Lil' Man (3) and a due February 2012
Listen, mama, I was 'diagnosed' with GD during my last pregnancy, and the doc wanted to send me home on insulin...I said "no way". There are a number of things that can help. Dessicated liver, blueberries, and there's a few others. I started taking these right away. I also got a glucometer and pricked my finger 4-5 times a day. That is the real proof in the puddin. Use your glucometer. Relax. and try to get a copy of the book by Anne Frye, I think it's called "understanding testing for the childbearing year" or something like that. There is a whole section in there about what a farce the glucose tests are. I mean, who gets all sugared up and then sits still for three hours????? That is not reasonable human behavior, and the glucose is seriously evil and disgusting. There is an alternate test (which you should push for with your midwife...mention the book) that is basically having a really sweet, but balanced breakfast...pancakes with syrup, orange juice, eggs, whatever. And a big, sweet breakfast. Then you just go about your real life and take blood sugar levels at 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3. This is a totally realistic and fair way of doing a glucose test. In fact, if you already have a glucometer, just do the test yourself, prick your finger, and show her the results. (Make sure you document what you eat exactly.) If your blood sugar is ok, it's ok. You don't need to drink that fake crap and then agonize in some waiting room for three hours. PM me if you want some more support....I think I still have that stuff laying around somewhere. Dessicated liver can be bought at a health food store in capsules...it sounds gross but it works. Good Luck!