Not a great day today...GD :( - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 12:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
AlumofUF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well let me start by saying I am trying to catch up on the posts, I have been so drained, exhausted that if I am not at work I am trying to get in bed.....anyway I will be 28 weeks tomorrow and was supposed to go to have my glucose test last week but was not able to make it til yesterday....I failed...I 'scored' a 205.....then today I went in the morning fasting for the 3 hour test....and barely passed my fasting reading (92)and the next 3 readings I failed.....( 185,195,179)the 2 hour reading was even higher than the 1st hour one...what the hell?
Anyway I should have been more careful I have not been the best at eating....also I should have known the extreme thirst that I feel and some minor scrapes that take forever to heal.....
Now I am supposed to get a glucose monitor, strips and lancets and test 4 times a day.....grrrr
Also I am peeved because I found out my Dr is leaving the practice and so I either go to another dr in the practice or go somewhere else....
she was mainstream but nice and had gotten used to her.....
Also today I was given my pregnancy report where had test results since the beg of the pregnancy....it showed a 'problem list"...included are ...1-advanced maternal age (39), 2-history of macrosomia (what the heck, I only have had 1 big baby, the other 3 have been normal sized), 3- anemia, 4- (and this one I love the best-note the sarcasm-) patient nurses her children up to 4 yrs old (and why is that a problem?....and is 5yrs old not 4)
5-rubella immune (I thought this was a good thing) and 6- Gestational diabetes which was added on today.
UGH...anyway there is my update, I have already scheduled an appt with the nutrionionist....I am going to look online for diabetic supplies.....

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

AlumofUF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 01:33 AM
 
rach&becks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am sorry that you day has sucked!
That is really crazy about your 'bad list' I have never heard of such a thing, and I would hate to see mine, lol!!!
I am worried about the glucose testing this time too, I go in next week for mine, but I am worried because sometimes I feel funny after I eat...

Big hugs to you mama!!!
rach&becks is offline  
#3 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Marylizah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, man, that's a lot to take in! The loss of your doctor and the GD diagnosis...

Many hugs to you.

As for the "bad list": ignore it for now. When you meet your new doctor, go over it point by point. I also don't understand why being immune to rubella and nursing past infancy are bad. Are you nursing while pg? If so, that's probably what that's about-- many drs still think it can cause problems.

Be strong, mama, cut the sugar out, take it a day at a time.

Marylizah is offline  
#4 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 09:39 AM
 
HappiLeigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pemberley
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh for Pete's sake! I'm sorry, mama. I'm torn between wanting to laugh about the nursing thing and getting irritated, but I *know* how I'd feel if it was me. Hope your day gets better!

Homeschooling mama to DD 3/28/06 reading.gif,  DS 2/27/10 coolshine.gif, Belle the Orange Dog 03/11, and DD babygirl.gif 10/03/2013.
HappiLeigh is offline  
#5 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada's National Capital Region
Posts: 1,928
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, I suspect that the nursing thing and the rubella thing are on the list for other reasons, not because they're "bad". If it was just the nursing, I'd be scratching my head a little, but being Rubella-immune is a good thing - so I think they just wrote the notes there because that's where their pen was at the time

(either that or it was "watch out for this one. She knows her own mind..." )

I'm so sorry to hear about the GD and the constant testing - what a PITA!

I'll join you on the bad list though - I'm 37 and DD nursed until she was 3.5, AND I am also Rubella-immune - oh my gosh, how terrible!

Perdita - newly SAHM to DD July/05 & DS Feb/10 joy.gif
Perdita_in_Ontario is offline  
#6 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 11:25 AM
 
NicoleS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My file at the OB is like an inch thick now, I'd hate to see what is in there.

Sorry you had a less than ideal appointment. Are they trying you on the diet or are you having to take insulin?

Nicole, Mommy to Jasmine (7/05) , Athena (2/07) , Shane (3/08) , Caleb (1/10), and 2 angels (4/06 & 4/09)
NicoleS is offline  
#7 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 03:38 PM
 
punquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, D.C. Area
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
So sorry about the GD, what a pain. Hopefully dealing with the diet change and testing will at least help you feel better...

Stephanie MC 11/22/06 Jackson born 02/05/10 MC 07/14/14
punquin is offline  
#8 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
TexasMum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, your fasting number looks good. That's the hardest one to tackle. I bet you can get the other numbers down with diet no problem!
My fasting sugar was 110 this morning after 80 units of insulin and I was actually happy about it. That was the lowest it's been in awhile.
Getting slapped with that diagnoses sucks though, I know. If you need anything, let me know.

I'm Valerie bfinfant.gif wife to a United States Navy sailor, mom to Audreygeek.gif(6/01), Lydiathumbsuck.gif(4/08)   Jethrobabyf.gif(1/10) and Vivian babygirl.gif (6/11) novaxnocirc.gifcd.gif

 
 
 
    

TexasMum is offline  
#9 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 07:02 PM
 
biennourri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry you're having a rough time. I haven't read all the posts and I'm not sure I'll have the time or energy to even try, so kudos to you for trying. My husband is brilliant and he nursed until 4! He also had allergies as a little kid and none today. Did I mention he's also very sweet? I think it's a good thing.

Maggie, American expat, mother to DD1 5/27/2007 and DD2 2/15/2010
biennourri is offline  
#10 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 08:09 PM
 
caj'smommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just wanted to send you big

I extend BF, am AMA (38), and had my 1 hr. glucose tolerence test yesterday. Still waiting for my results...

Rachelle
momma to 4 wonderful blessings. #5 due Feb 14, 2010:
caj'smommy is offline  
#11 of 19 Old 12-02-2009, 08:20 PM
 
gini1313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasMum View Post
Hey, your fasting number looks good. That's the hardest one to tackle. I bet you can get the other numbers down with diet no problem!
My fasting sugar was 110 this morning after 80 units of insulin and I was actually happy about it. That was the lowest it's been in awhile.
Getting slapped with that diagnoses sucks though, I know. If you need anything, let me know.
Did I read that right? *80* units of insulin??? Holy cow!!!
gini1313 is offline  
#12 of 19 Old 12-04-2009, 12:02 AM
 
folkgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have GD with insulin; this is my second time around. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me.

Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) ribboncesarean.gif, sweet Anneliese (2/10) vbac.gif, and super Henry (8/12) vbac.gif

folkgirl is offline  
#13 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 05:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
AlumofUF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this is a really late reply but I wanted to thank you for the encouragement, I am stressed out just because my personality is high stress, pessimistic in nature and this gd diagnosis is not easy....but I think is going to be ok....I went to the dr this last tuesday and since I just met with the nutrinionist I guess they will not bother looking at my numbers til I go back in 2 weeks.....I couldn't believe the changes I have to make, the measuring and counting and so forth.....don't know that I can follow the directions exactly but one thing that I will have to change that may make all the difference is that I was a very erratic eater meaning that I would skip a meal or so and then I might eat too much....the dietician wants me basically on a schedule where I eat about the same time each day.....I can snack inbetween as long as my after 2 hr read is below 120...otherwise no snacking....no juice at all....and fruit only after lunch or dinner....none for breakfast....and it seems that protein is what I should aim for all the time, the more the better......anyway on another note I have been having a hard time at work and I asked to go out early on disability for stress/anxiety so I have not worked in the last couple of days...hoping and waiting that the disability goes thru...I work in a high stress environment and lately I has having too many issues to the point whre the last day I worked I had so many BH that I started timing them...they were every 5 minutes but finally subsided....plus I have low sugar episodes that make it really had to concentrate with the shakiness and sweating....needless to say my productivity is greatly reduced and I hate going to work knowing I will feel like this.....while at home my stress is much more manageable ...I think....
anyway there is the book....oh really quick my numbers (before the nutritionist's rec ) were not great...fasting....in 5 days only got 1 90 and the others between 105-127...the post meal ones were 80% over range.....I will see once I implement the recommendations they should stabilize.....will start that tomorrow......wish me luck....

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

AlumofUF is offline  
#14 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Zevy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 322
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad to see your update! I know it seems really overwhelming, and I think talking to other GD ladies would probably be a great idea. Everyone has slightly different eating rules and everyone's body responds slightly differently, but at least you can get some tips on the general meal planning, stress, etc.

Hang in there.
Zevy is offline  
#15 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Sri Radha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good luck. I failed my one hour test yesterday. I got a 169. Now I am going in Monday for the three hour test. I hope I pass it.

Mommy to Violet Kisori born 3/3/10
Sri Radha is offline  
#16 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 07:32 PM
 
lulu_n2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope your diasabillity leave comes in!
Don't worry about the nursing thing, many MDs seriously don't know what they're talking about there! Most get little or no education on it, and frankly there aren't many studies on long term nursing. A specialist my son had to see when he was 1 yo wanted me to stop nursing him and start giving him Pediasure!! She even had another dr in the room trying to convince me it was for the better, but then the nutritionist told them that wasn't the case (when they finally asked her opinion!)

One son , 3 years old. One husband, nine years of love. Expecting A Girl Feb 25, 2010
lulu_n2 is offline  
#17 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 09:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
AlumofUF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sri Radha View Post
Good luck. I failed my one hour test yesterday. I got a 169. Now I am going in Monday for the three hour test. I hope I pass it.
very good luck with that!!!!
crossing my fingers you do pass so you don't have to endure finger prickings 4 times a day!!!let us know how it goes...

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

AlumofUF is offline  
#18 of 19 Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
AlumofUF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lulu_n2 View Post
I hope your diasabillity leave comes in!
Don't worry about the nursing thing, many MDs seriously don't know what they're talking about there! Most get little or no education on it, and frankly there aren't many studies on long term nursing. A specialist my son had to see when he was 1 yo wanted me to stop nursing him and start giving him Pediasure!! She even had another dr in the room trying to convince me it was for the better, but then the nutritionist told them that wasn't the case (when they finally asked her opinion!)
Thanks! Haven't head anyting from HR but I know it takes a while...should know before Christmas....
I can't believe the Dr;s were trying to convince you to wean at 1.....but yes I do know many doctors are not very educated nutrition wise.....glad the nutrinionist stepped in!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

AlumofUF is offline  
#19 of 19 Old 12-12-2009, 06:44 PM
 
folkgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AlumofUF, I hope the diet is going well for you and that you're able to stay within range without too much trouble. I found that after a while I did not have to do as much counting because I got used to eating that way and could kind of guesstimate in my head what would and wouldn't work. A little intelligence and common sense goes a long way!

Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) ribboncesarean.gif, sweet Anneliese (2/10) vbac.gif, and super Henry (8/12) vbac.gif

folkgirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off