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    hi Kelli

    Thanks for the lovely comments - I have worked really hard to keep the exercise up during pg and am glad now that I have GD. We have also figured out how I got it....this might sound complicated, but I have a pituitary gland tumour at the base of my brain (as been there for 15 years) and it has reacted in some way to the placenta hormones and Whammo! I have GD! At least it is nothing I have done (which was my concern all along...)



    I have 2 pieces of Burgen soy and linseed toast with peanut butter (just a little bit) This morning I had 1 piece of Burgen toast and a bowl of peaches and prunes with low GI yoghurt - I am due to retest myself at 8.50am so will post again then with the results. My test this morning when I got up was 5.6 which I thought was high considering I hadn't eaten anything over night!

    Porridge sounds fantastic - particularly as the weather is cooling down.

    I just want to say thank you for having this thread Kelli - I was so nervous about GD and blamed myself that I had done something wrong that might harm my baby...but you have been so supportive and I cannot thank you enough....

    Megan

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    Hi Kelli

    I just had a higher reading from my breakfast of fruit this morning?? 6.5?? Could it be the peaches? Very strange...I will keep an eye on it though!

    Megan

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    You are sooooo welcome! I am happy to help! I have been through all the fears and worries that you have gone through too, although I had no one to talk to.

    The peaches probably did it - having said that, a bsl of 6.5 is still excellent. Burgen bread is great isn't it!! I LOVE it!!

    Also, when you wake with a higher bsl in the morning, it is often because the liver is kicking in to help "feed" you as it deems you are hungry lol! Maybe try having a small snack before bed (something that you know doesn't adversely affect your bsl's). I have to do it every night - even on insulin or my liver says "you are soooooo hungry Kelli - here, have some sugar!!"!!

    Hope the rest of your day is filled with great bsl's and lots of lovely baby kicks!

    Seeya

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    Thanks so much Kelli - so I shouldn't be too worried about a 6.5?

    Thanks again - you have a lovely day too...

    Megan

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    Well, I wouldn't.

    My levels are considered very strict by some, but my ob wants me <7.8 1 hour post meal, and <6.8 2 hours post meal. So, a 6.5 is great!!

    How was your post brekky level? Hope it was GREAT!!

    Seeya

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    Hi Kelli

    The 6.5 was my post brekky level..but have had a set back this afternoon as have been at a function where there was only white bread sandwiches and I was soooo starving! I just tested myself and got an 8.8! I am disappointed - but I will know not to do that again - must BYO lunch next time. Hopefully the dinner reading should be better as 8.8 is high!



    Megan

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    Megan

    I guess what you need to say to yourself is - am I going to be eating that type of food all the time or is it a one off? A one off is ok - and it is often better to eat something when you are hungry rather than have your blood sugar plummet.

    Don't get upset with yourself. You were obviously hungry and needed to eat.

    Your blood sugars will recover fine and bubs will be absolutely fine. It is only if you have continuing high blood sugars that you will run into problems.

    Chin up and smile - you are doing really well!!

    Decreased my morning insulin again this morning and still went hypo!! YAY!!! Something is really starting to work!!

    Seeya

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    Kelli - thanks for your comments...I guess a once off it OK isn't it?

    Woo Hoo for decreasing your insulin! that is fantastic! I am thrilled for you that you are getting the results that you want...

    Thanks again

    Megan

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    Default I am 32wks pregnant and have just found out that I have GD

    Dear Kelli,
    My baby already weighs 5.3 kilos poor thing and my first BSL reading was 10.7, I went to the D specialist yesterday and she gave me insulin and then wanted me to test myself today and see how I went, before putting me on insulin. I am not very big, just all baby and have coeliacs disease and I have been put on the same diet as Megan. Last reading was 6.4. I am worried that because she (ellen-grace) had such a growth spurt that there might be some adverse effects, they kept looking at her organs and her head was in the 95% mark and her tummy was in the 85% mark, if you can give me any advice I would really appreciate it. I am really scared and lost a daughter at 20 wks last year (not related to diabetes).
    Caz

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    Cas

    Firstly, I am so sorry to read that you lost a little girl last year. Big Hugs to you.

    Are you sure your baby is 5.3kg? They didn't mean 5lb 3oz which is somewhere around 2.5 kg??? I ask this as I had an ultrasound yesterday and they said my baby was 2.9 and I immediately thought kilos and thought holey moley! But then she said 2lb 9oz (1.3kg) which is a small size. I have been on insulin since 10 weeks and my blood sugars well controlled so the small size is expected for me.

    Now, what kind of questions would you like to ask? 6.4 is not too bad a reading, but at what time of day was it (ie fasting - before brekky or sometime during the day).

    Please don't be afraid of insulin - it is a hormone and won't hurt your baby. I have been on it 3 pregnancies now and sometimes it is the only thing that will keep your blood sugars down. Your doctor will start you off slowly so that your blood sugars don't plummet too quickly.

    Anyway, try to keep on the diet that you have been given, and most of all try to relax. I am more than willing to help you if I can!!

    Please - ask away.....

    Best wishes

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