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    Kelli

    Sorry I havent posted, bad girl I am!

    had my OB appt yesterday and he yelled at me for not taking my bsl book, oh well!

    I think that its pretty much under control, although I have found that Horlicks throws it out by miles, but apart from that, its usually around the 5 mark, highest its been has been 8.9, but he is keeping a close eye on me anyway.



    I have a date for my c/s Friday April 8 at 7pm, so I am rapt. Bubs is a little larger than she should be, but we are watching things closely.

    great that your bsl's are behaving!

    Catch up soon

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    Hello!

    Dinky - instead of the Horlicks you could try Ovaltine Light Break - it is 99% fat free, has calcium & iron, made on water, and very yummy. The Cadbury one - High Lights? is awful!

    JT

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    Hi All

    Just wanted to let you know that I got my results from my second glucose test and it came back fine - so I am not a diabetic! Hooray!

    I only briefly spoke to the dr as I am off to see him this week, but feel part of it was due to my diet and exercise change so I will still be keeping this in check.

    Anyway thanks for your info Kelli it was agreta help! =D>

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    Yay Aussie Chik!! =D> So glad your results came back fine.

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    Hi Guys

    Just wanted to keep you posted on the news. When I went in to see my doctor he told me my test at 0 hours was fine and my blood test after 2 hours was fine but that my test after 1 hour was fairly high - 9.5. So he said even though I wasn't considered a diabetic I was a borderline case and he wanted to keep an eye on me. He wanted to send me back for another 2 hour test at 32 weeks, but I hate the idea of that cause I hated sitting around and taking time off work. So he suggested I buy a glucometer and test 4 times a day - after waking and 2 hours after every meal. I have been really good with my diet and my BSL's have all been between 3.5 - 6. I have experimented once or twice with processed carbohydrate foods and even though it has sent my BSL up higher I am still below the recommended maximum of 8.

    Anyway, is there a problem with being low, say around the 3.5's? My doctor said the target is between 5-8?

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    3.5 is not too bad, but can make you feel a little dizzy/tired etc. For me, I have a normal (not pregnant) fasting level that is considered glucose impaired so readings below 4 for me give me hypoglycaemic symptoms.

    At what stage after a meal are you getting readings of 8??

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what is your waking (fasting) bsl??

    For me, who is being very strictly monitored, my waking bsl has to be below 5, but that's just what my specialist wants and is not necessarily the norm.

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    :smt039 Hi in here. I was diagnosed with GD at 32 weeks of my previous pg , though not in my first. I only had to take my bsl 2 hrs post meals, no fasting one either?? I never got above 8.2 or below 4.3. The biggest trouble I had was deciding what a "meal" was. I work night shift (2100hrs to 0730hrs) and only snack in these times, but don't really eat during the day as am asleep 0830-1500 and not hungry when I first wake up, so only real "meal" of the day is dinner with family at 1800hrs. But feeling blugh (STILL) so not eating much of that either, I work 3-4 nights a week so for the rest of the week I eat pretty normal. I have just had the GTT done for this pg (20weeks) and haven't heard from OB the results yet, guess I should call hey, but gotta sleep!! I found yogurt and chocolate with last pg didn't upset my bsl's too much ( low gi) Bubs had no ill effects from GD, it was just another thing to have to worry about. Any ideas how to make myself eat more regularly??? fingers crossed I don't have it this time, but from what you have said not much chance hey ?? Vanita

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    Vanita

    Hi there!

    Hopefully the ob will have good news for you!!

    Instead or eating the "standard" 3 main meals, try to spread them throughout your day/night (ie eat 5 small meals rather than 3 big ones.

    I have found Burgen bread does not affect my bsl (yay!) and I can eat tonnes of meat and salad, so maybe yummy salad sandwiches? Yoghurt is great and doesn't affect your bsl's so there's another alternative. Also try Vitawheat crackers, fruit (not good for me), etc etc.

    Hope this helps - but hope more that you get excellent news from your ob!!

    Good luck!!

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    Hi Kelli

    I haven’t ever had a reading of 8 – it’s just that my doctor said my target BSL should be between 5-8. My highest BSL 2 hours after a meal so far has been 7.0 and that was after pasta and sauce dish – no meat, no vege! Otherwise my average BSL 2 hours after a meal has been about 5.

    My waking BSL is between 3.7 – 5.3.

    I had a little bit of chocolate yesterday and my BSL remained steady so I was happy with that. For me, I find pasta and white bread push me higher but not above 8 as yet.

    Just wanted to check what everybody else’s target BSL’s are? My dad who is type2 diabetic said he was given between 3.5-7. Not sure if the higher target I have is to account for pregnancy needs or not???

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    My strict strict strict (!!) bsl levels are;

    fasting - <5
    1 hour post meal <7.8
    2 hours post meal <6.8

    I am told these are pretty strict but necessary when pregnant so that bubs isn't getting IV Coke!!

    Hope this helps!

    Seeya

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    Hi all!

    I've been type 2 diabetic since 2000, and have been on and off tablets and insulin. Now that I'm pregnant, (8 and a bit weeks) I've been put back onto insulin 4 times a day, this means injections and lovely little bruises all over my belly.

    Melissa

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    Hi Melissa!!

    Welcome welcome welcome!!

    Hey you and DH were married on a GREAT day!! (my birthday!!) LOL!!

    I am soooooo with you with the bruised belly - mine is rainbow at the moment! What are you using - the 1ml syringes or a pen?? I use a humapen and find it MUCH easier!!

    Also having to do my night time one in my inner thigh and I react to it - have big red itchy bruises on my inner thighs - definately not a good look!!

    Let me know how you are - great to hear from someone else that is a pin cushion!!!

    How are your bsl's going? I can thoroughly recommend mowing the lawn - got my bsl down to 3.2 and on the verge of a hypo!!!!! [-X

    Seeya

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    Hi All!

    Kelli - I use the novopens, where with each injection you change the needle only, or the vial if it's empty. I

    'm still trying to get the sugars better controlled. When I work, I sit around high 4's to low 8's, when I'm not working, I sit around high 6's to low 11's. The more mobile I am and the less junk I shove into my mouth, the better my sugars.

    Melissa

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    Hi,

    I'm really not sure about that one. It's worth asking your doc to do a test for diabetes.

    I'm getting cravings for fruit at the moment, something I usually don't eat a lot of, so in that thought, maybe the naughty sugary things are what you are craving for.

    Only time will tell.

    Melissa

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    hi kelli and all, well the ob rang me today to say i had a high GCT reading. so i need to do the GTT...... i have 'failed' the GCT with my previous pregnancys and had to do the GTT with each of those pregnancys too but 'passed' the GTT each time. i am hoping that that is the case this time too. have you heard of high GCT and then levels are ok with GTT. i am so nervous about all this, i really hope i 'pass'.

    well hope all is well with all. I'm off to 'study' so i 'pass'!!!!!!!

    love beckles

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    I haven't heard of always having a failed GCT then passing the GTT, When I failed the GCT I also failed the GTT, but only "borderline" coz with the last pg I had GD I was sent for the GTT at 19 weeks which I apparently passed, but OB wants me to repeat it again in another 4 weeks, ( 29) I thought I had a safe miss this time, but we'll have to wait another few weeks to see AGAIN!!!

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    Hi Guys, :smt039

    Im 26 weeks, and have been on insulin 3 times a day for about 6 weeks now. Its my second pregnancy with gd, i have a 3 year old son whom i used insulin with too, so feel like a pin cushion! my tummy has a few nasty bruises, and is very 'spotty'! lol i test my sugars 4 times a day - an hour after every meal....getting rid of my my pre-pregnancy high carb diet has been a challenge let me tell you all! although i ate a lamington today cause my bsl was way too low after having insulin then a eeny weeny salad for lunch. geez it was good! anyways, thats my gd story......

    hope to get to know you all better...take care,

    shauntae.

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    Hi Beckles

    I had a high first reading then when I went back for the second test the doctor said my results were fine, but borderline ie that it could develop as the weeks pass. So I have been keeping track of my own BSL's by testing 4 times a day rather than go back and sit through that 2 hour test again and again. So far all has been well, it helps me to monitor my overall diet and health so in this regard I view it as a positive thing. Hope all goes well with you.

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