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Failed my 1hr. Glucose Test : (

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I will not take the 3 hour test this time but instead opted to meet up with a dietitican etc. so I can monitor my bloodsugar at home. I had a similar scenario in my first pregnancy (failing the one hour/ passing the 3 hour) but my gut feeling this time is that I wouldn't pass this long and horrible test. I haven't been eating really well (due to some nausea/food aversion issues and major carb cravings), DS is measuring about 2 weeks big, I've had some panic attacks in this pregnancy.......but here's my question. What am I supposed to eat now? My friend who had GD in her last pregnancy made it sound like she basically had to follow an Atkins-like diet with only up to 20gr. carbs per meal
That doesn't sound too good to me. I'm aware about cutting out any sweets, extra sugar, juice...but other than that? My Dr. appointment is coming up on Friday, so if anyone here has some tips for me I'd really appreciate it.

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I have not had gd, but ds measured 2 weeks ahead also and was acctually born 2 weeks late weighing over 10lb. I think as far as diet goes you just have to cut out any sugar and limit certain carbs. I would make any carbs you eat whole grain/wheat not white carbs. Eating lots of protien is good anyway when you are pg. I am sure someone else here has more info on it for you & hopefully you get a good nutritionist that can help you with a good meal plan.
I am also on a bit of a GD watch. I go for my 1 hour test next week. It has been suggested to me to go on a hypo-glycemic diet. No white carbs, or white starchy foods, eat whole grains and ancient grains instead. Cut back on sugar. No juice. I am also supposed to watch what fruits I eat. The only one I can remember off the top of my head is that I am not supposed to eat bananas.
I had GD last time, failed my one hour and miraculously passed my three hour this time. Everyone is right about what to avoid: simple starches, carb heavy stuff. My diet was really strict, 30 g of carbs for meals and 15 g for snacks with a 3 meal, 2 snack schedule. The total carbs per day is not as important as the spacing, and not binging. Binging is the worst, because then the baby staarts to produce insulin to process the sugars your body can't. Insulin is a growth hormone, and that is why the baby gets big. My midwife finally explained it all to me and I thought it was pretty interesting.

But here is my real advice. EXCERCISE. Even a short walk around the block after a meal is a good thing. I swam like 3-4 times a week when I had GD and it had such an effect on my blood-sugar levels. It's just about the best thing.

Also to keep your stress in check. To me this was killer becuase the whole GD thing so freaked me out, I think it actually made things worse.

I did have a big girl, 9.1 lbs, 2 weeks late. But she was perfectly healthy, and the birth was tearing, no drugs, all good. Dood luck to you. You will be very healthy when you have this baby!
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