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    Hi Ashlee,

    Thanks for that. BUGGER!!



    Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Anything over 8 isn't good. Now I know what to look out for, thanks for that - I wouldn't have had a clue what figure was/wasn't what I want to see.

    Will keep you posted after this week, I will know one way or the other.

    Cheers,

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    Tash,

    I was just over at 8.2 after my second test and am currently being monitored via diet. This is my second week of monitoring diet and so far, so good. I see the GD clinic on Friday and they will let me know if I have to go on insulin (I doubt it based on my results from monitoring). If you have GD, it's really not that bad as it seems. You just have to be a bit more careful about what you eat & when and fit in some more exercise. It has really kept my weight down over the past two weeks too. I lost 1 kilo in the first week of monitoring my diet.

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    Thanks for that Jools.

    Geez 8.2 isn't that much over hey - what a bummer!!

    I've spoken to the nurse this morning and she said that the GCT isn't that reliable these days and that most Dr.s go for the GTT first up as this is much more accurate.

    I ate lunch before going for the test and asked her if that would have effected my results, but she said that it's hard to know, so that's why the fasting is the better test to do.

    I will hopefully know by Monday and will keep you all posted.

    It's good you said that your weight is OK on the new diet, as I was worried about that too. I've been trying to do a bit of exercise this pregnancy, but as I am always so tired, it's been hit and miss. I do preggie exercise classes on a Sat and I've tried riding my exercise bike a couple of times as my lower pelvic muscles ache when I try and walk around places for exercise.

    So I'll have to grin and bare it, if I have GD!!

    Speak soon.

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    hiya

    well my midwife skipped the first GD test and put me on the fasting one. These are my results
    Fasting 6.2
    1 hour 8
    2 hour 8.2

    The midwife told me yesterday that yes i have GD and i am too see a dietriction (sp) this week as they will call me monday or tuesday for a appointment.

    Its all confusing but i am gettin as much info as i can and will go from there.

    angel

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    Angel,

    The GD clinic will give you lots of information and you will probably go back in a weeks time so they can see how you are managing with the diet. I am still on diet monitoring (am 34 weeks pg) and I don't have to go back for another fortnight. Good luck.

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    hiya

    i went to see them yesterday the dietitian and the diabetic Educatior. They said that i have to keep my levels below 5.5 for fasting and 6.5 2 hours after meal.

    So i want to know where i am going wrong. for dinner last night i had; sweet patatoe mashed with 3t of riccotta, salad & a small piece of gravy beef grilled with parsley, salt, pepper. The whole meal was on a side plate so i dont over eat. Then i had a cup of tea. so i did my reading 2 hours later and it was 7.4.

    then i had supper 3/4 cup of vanillia yogurt. this morning my fasting was 6.7.

    so i have been over both times..

    any suggestions.

    angel

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    It could be the sweet potato - you may have eaten just a bit too much of it or otherwise it could have been what you ate for lunch, which has carried over IYKWIM. Did you have a snack btw lunch & dinner? Sometimes if you fast for too long you can then get a high reading, you should try to eat every 2-3 hrs. I would also try to do a walk after your meals to get your readings down. Sometimes I only go for 15-20 mins, slow/medium pace and this helps as it is burning sugar. I found also with yoghurt to watch which one you are having. Even if you are having low fat yoghurt, the sugar content can be really high. I have found the Valia brand really good.
    If this is your first week, I wouldn't worry too much cos my GD dr said for the first couple of days she doesn't count it cos you are adjusting, but then your GD clinic sounds a bit more strict than mine. Good luck, a few of the others might have some good tips too.

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    hiya

    thanks. i will keep that in mind with the sweet patatoe. I am not allowed to do exercise tho eg walking because i have siatica (sp) and doing physio for that at the moment. only allowed to do little bits and pieces then must rest. If i walk to much etc the siatica gets really bad.

    i was under on the next test, so i was really happy about that.

    angel

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    Hi guys! I am new to this thread and don't even know if I have GD yet - my sugar levels on the first test were borderline so I have to do the GTT with the special "carbs galore" diet for three days before and all that bizzo. I know next to nothing about GD and am hoping to find out more. I will be reading but prob not posting much until I find out what is going on for sure. Any tips on how to get all that food in?

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    I have no idea - and I have GD My biggest problem is eating when I am not hungry ... I just can't do it!!! I find the eating every 2-3 hours quite difficult, especially at work. But I am trying.

    Hope your test goes well Sporty.

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    I am now finding it hard to eat all the time (am now 36 wks pg) but I suggest eating smaller for your main meals and you will probably be 'hungry' in a couple of hrs. With GD, best to 'graze' rather than eat big meals.

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    hiya

    well on friday they put me on insulin... my fasting levels werent coming down. and i go to see them on friday this week and they might put me on another dose during the day.

    can anyone tell me if they were induced because of GD and at how many weeks?

    angel

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    i chose to have an elective c section cause my first baby was 5.1kgs & 58cms long - the dr wouldnt do it before 39 weeks as he said that gestional diabetic babies lungs take longer to develop so i guess it would be similiar for inducing

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    Hi guys!
    I have good news - my results from the GTT were good - 6.4 after 1 hour, 4.8 after 2. So no worried about GD. So I guess I will be leaving you! Good luck to all the ladies dealing with GD and thanks for providing lots of info in this thread

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    Hi Guys,

    Im hoping i won't be a regular in this thread. Went for my GCT last sat and its come back high so i have to go for the GTT this sat. Im a bit worried about the fasting part as i still suffer from all day sickness and it is worse if i am hungry. I had enough trouble getting through the 1 hour test after eating so who knows how i'll go in this one

    Wish me luck it all comes back normal.

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    hi

    misty...good luck

    sportychick... thats great that you passed.

    melbee... my second son was 10lb 6oz (4.8kgs) and i had him drug free.. my first son was 8lb 1oz and that labour was drug free.. i wasnt induced either so this is all new to me and i would rather that i wasnt induced. hence the questions about being induced. i dont want a c-section if i can help it because i have already had a big baby and i know i can handle it. if this baby was bigger then i might have a problem.

    angel

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    Hi all,
    This is my first post. My GCT result has come back at 8.9, OB wants GTT done now. For anyone who hasn't already taken the GCT (which is unlikely in this forum) take note that my OB secretary told me for the first test that it didn't matter what I ate before hand. Having suffered Hyperemisis (spelling?!) and only having stopped vomitting 4 weeks ago (I'm now 31 weeks) I have found relief from nausea in chocolate bars, hot chocolate, sweet food. Soooooo, before my 12.30 test I had eaten Sultana Bran for breakfast, then a Twirl bar and 2 chocolate teddy bear biscuits at 11 o'clock. The guy taking my blood said "You ate what?!" He carrried on about how it will affect the result. Oh would have been good if someone had told me! I know it sounds dumb but that is why I asked if it mattered what I ate! So now I am stressing big time about having to fast all night and then not eating in the morning, that is the only way I don't vomit etc! I guess the other problem is being scared that I will test high and not be able to continue my horrid eating habits and end up vomiting etc again because of a specific diet. Can anyone tell me if 8.9 is likely to lead to GB? Tough question I know especially seeings I had all that choc. before the test! OB secretary tells me all I have to do this time is fast from midnight, show up early and do as they say. I had read that a three day diet of lots of carbs prior to GTT is meant to occur. My OB is too busy to talk to me!GRrrr. Hope you guys can help.... sorry for sounding like a moaning pregnant women, but that's what I am I guess. My first bub I had a GCT reading of 7 and had eaten an apple and cinnamon muffin about an hour before, unbeknowns to me that it could have raised the result too! But 7 was fine and nothing more happened back then. Fingers crossed that I can even make it through the test without vomitting the drink up.... I guess then it won't be valid and it will all have to be done again another day! Anyone seen The Pursuit of Happyness? That is my life.... just one thing after another with this preg.

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    Hi Brenda,

    I went for my GTT on Saturday. When i booked in for it i was told to eat ceral for breakfast, something consisting of bread for lunch and something consisting of a potatoe, rice or pasta for dinner for the 3 days before the test. I tried to stay away from coke, ice-cream and chocolate during this time. Have my OB appointment tonight so fingers crossed it has come back normal and the only reason the GCT came back high was because of the huge sticky date pudding i had the night before. I worried too about throwing up after the drink too as i still suffer with morning sickness and if i dont eat im really sick, but i got through it just (there was about 10mins i thought i wasn't going to make it). Headed straight to maccas afterwards i was STARVING.

    When do you go for your test? Good luck!

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