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    hi ladies, i dnt have GD but ive just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, hope u dnt mind me popping my head to have a bit of a read. trying to wrap my head around levels and hypos! and trying to learn that 6 is a great number and not a scary one because its close to 4! lmao
    Im on novorapid 3x a day and levemir once a day.
    just took my bed time sample and it was 23.7....guess icecream after tea wasnt such a great idea!!!
    the doctor has told me i need to keep my sugars low for atleast 3 months before getting pregnant! it sounds so impossible


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    Hi! Just popping in to let Skybie know that I'm type 1 diabetic too so if you need to chat or ask a question pm me. :hugs: often the levels that are aimed at with gd are lower than what you aim for with type 1.
    I'm also on the same insulin as you.

    To all the other ladies have a great pg.

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    Sorry I havent been around for awhile, well.. after TRYING to leave my suburb the morning of the GTT I couldnt get out due to roadworks - all the major arteries out of the suburb were chokkas!.. so turned around and went and had breakfast.

    I re-booked and had the GTT yesterday, I called up my OB receptionist today to be told that it "looks a bit high" - I didn't feel bad after the GTT, usually I pass out asleep. I was fine - even went shopping. I have been a good girl, watching all my sugar and cutting out choccy and all sugary drinks, changing my bread to wholemeal and swapping my butter for low fat margarine.

    Anyways, I get a phone call this arvo telling me that the OB wants to see me TOMORROW! wtf? my next appointment is on Wednesday, so annoying - just means more time off work.

    If he TRIES to send me to any classes I will chuck a big tanty - I have had diabetes since I was 17 - completely diet controlled, never had meds EVER. I have been to classes, doctors, specialists already - my brain is over loaded with info....

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    If they do send you to a class, it's probably to cover their a*ses!! I work with several doctor's and they have certain obligations they have to do. And yes, it usually comes down to the fact they don't want to be sued. I know the feeling about having to take time off work to go to these things - and being casual it really hurts!!

    Saw my doc this week for routine check up. So i'm 30 weeks right now, but measuring 33!! So starting to get a little freaked out!! Up until now I was measuring spot on. So I still feel like i'm in this limbo of not really knowing what's going to happen and when. It's made it hard to decide when I should finish up work - so I think i'll just try to make it to 35 weeks.

    Hope I get more of an idea soon of what's going to happen.

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    crums - has your OB always measured you (fundal) every time you went in?
    I have NEVER had a fundal measurement and the last ultrasound I had was at 18 weeks.

    Wonder if I can measure myself?

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    The doc only started measuring from 20 weeks. So I have the blood pressure checked, the fundal, and the babies heart. Now she feels around my abdomen to see what position the baby is in and checks my ankles. That's it.

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    well mine was 5.9 fasting and even higher after 2hrs in the waiting room.

    seems my insulin is severley in-effective.

    So off to the educator and nutritionist I go. If it i gets any worse I will be taking insulin shortly.

    PS - my weight didnt go up - I actually lost 1/2 a kg! yay. and my fundal measurement was 28 weeks - not too bad only 1 week off.

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    Well the first 2 weeks of readings went fairly well - considering the high numbers I got in my GTT. Had only a couple of readings over 7 and the Diabetics Educator was quite impressed with how I was going. However, this week the numbers crept up and i've now had 4 readings over 7 in a week. Everytime I have a meal (esp if it's something different to what i've normally been eating) I wonder "what will be this reading?" My breakfast readings were going all over the place and only one breakfast seemed to be working, but even that today went over 7 - and all I'm having is two slices of burgen fruit loaf and a glass of apple juice! Two weeks ago the same breakfast was giving me mid 5's!

    I dont have a problem going on insulin if I have to. I dont want to put my baby at risk. But it's just frustrating when you have tried so hard and your body doesn't respond the way you want!

    So Monday I am seeing the "Endo" followed by Wednesday seeing my doc. I guess I might have more of an idea of where things are heading by next week.

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    Hi everyone

    I had my GD test today (in Singapore so don't remember how it differs to home!) and although the ob says I don't HAVE GD, I'm in the 'in-between' group.

    He has told me to watch my diet..mainly carb intake and sugar obviously.

    Can you give me some tips on things I should watch going into my mouth!?

    TIA

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    Hi Everyone,
    well second bub on the way and I have GD. I am 24.5 weeks along and trying to get a hang of this. I had oatmeal for breakfast with a 1/8 cup of peaches and 1/2 cup low fat milk. And my numbers were 8.4. So way up! The only thing is, I had some tea when i got to work (I never get time at home) about an hour later. Does anyone know if this could raise my glucose? Or am I doomed to not even be able to eat oatmeal for breakfast.

    Any help would be great.
    Thanks.

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    elenia - i'd say it was more likely to be the peaches that the oatmeal that sent your levels up - were they fresh or tinned? but then again, everyone is different & certain foods will send one person's levels up, but not anothers. i think some people can get away with a tea but others can't - i used to wait until i'd tested at work & then have a cup of tea/coffee (but i had a long drive to work so i was pretty much ready to test when i arrived, which made it easier!). i think it's all a bit of trial & error - maybe try cutting out either the peaches or tea tomorrow & see if that helps.

    MiniMax - how are you going? sorry - i haven't popped in here for ages! hope you've been going okay. if you're still looking for info, let us know!

    Crums - hope you're going okay too

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    Hi Minimax,
    I found this site to be quite good as it also gave a sample menu plan. I know you said you dont have GD but I assume that you want ot follow the same guidelines. Hope this helps.

    http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/...ESTATIONAL.pdf

    Sloane,
    Thanks for the info. Yes I thought it might be a process of elimination. I am having a large amount of trouble working out what i can and cant eat so this is not going to be fun. I am also gluten intolerant (to some extent) so some food options are not even in my list.

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    MiniMax, I found pasta dishes to be fantastic for my readings. Do you have to take readings? Or just watch the diet?

    Elenia,How have your breakfast readings been going? I found that breakfast was my worst meal of the day. Everything I tried I would get high readings for. Insulin made it so much easier.


    As for myself, it's been a stressful time. I went on insulin which really took that pressure off. Up until 36 weeks however, my breakfast insulin went up as my readings started going over 7 again. After 36 weeks, everything evened out and was looking good. Then I was in a car accident and was taken to emergency at the Royal Melbourne, followed by 2 days observation in the Women's. Baby was fine and monitored daily with CTG. I had a little bruising and was shaken, mainly relieved that the baby was ok.

    So now i'm 37 weeks pregnant and today had another CTG (just to check the baby is still ok with me being on insulin), but it didn't go so well. Baseline reading was fine, but the baby wasn't very active for them to see fluctuations. So next week I go in to do it all again. Then I see the doc on Wednesday where she will picking which day to book me in for induction (which looks like either next Friday or the following Monday).

    In the mean time however, my readings have been a little over the place. I went Hypo on Wednesday and I woke up with a fasting reading of 4 today. I'm really feeling like the sooner we seperate the better the both of us will be!! Think I better get that bag fully packed!

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    Hi Crums

    Thanks for asking. Actually it isnt going too badly. As long as I avoid the wheat products they keep suggesting and that I keep trying to alternate with.

    My fasting morning one is still borderline. So I think that one will be taken out of my hands (it was last time too). As for the day. If I eat my normal breakfast of 1 pc rye toast and soemthing with it I am ok. I then avoid drinking my morning tea until I have my reading and that works better. As much as the oats is supposed to be best it is giving me a horrible migraine and I am borderline with or without the fruit on it. So I will avoid it. As for the rest of the day i am fine actually. I have had a bit of cake at some parties I went to and my readings are still great. So we will see.

    I am sorry you are having a rough time of it. And it is no wonder you are stressed and your levels are all over the place. The worry of the accident would be very detrimental to keep your stress down and to keeping your readings sane. It is very good that you are both well. And dont worry I can understand wanting to bring the baby out early too. Sometimes it just feels like you will have much more control if you can hold them in your arms. Better start packing!!! Try to relax. I know that is easy to say. Find a good book. And let nature take its course. You are almost there.

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    Hey everyone,

    Had my GTT done on Saturday - and the nurse rang this morning to tell me I have GD. I'm 26 weeks as of yesterday. Just introducing myself so I can subscribe to this thread.

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    g'day Seachange - sorry to hear you've got GD but at least you'll be able to manage it and look after yourself & bubba. I don't currently have GD (that I know of) but had it last PG. I don't know how many girls are in here atm, but a few of us who've had it previously tend to stick our noses in here
    How are you feeling about it all? Any partic questions you have?

    Cheers,
    Belfie

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    Hi Belfie,

    Not really that shocked as I have PCOS and the GTT results on their own the last time around was fairly high. DH also has diabetes so I know the routine.

    However I'm also feeling quite down about myself atm - having to go to a new GP today and explaining all my preconditions made me feel fairly pathetic (my usual one is on holidays). And work is going to be oh so happy that I need to have another day off to see an Endo and dietician.

    I'm seeing the Obstetrician tomorrow so I may have some questions then. Thanks for asking though!

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    So now I have a few questions - those that have had GD, when did you finish work? Did you have a VB or caesarian? Were you induced? Did it have an effect on the BSL of your baby when he/she was born?

    Thanks for your help.

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