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    hiya

    well my levels came back fine. So now i have to have another test at 26 weeks i think it is. Unless i have probs before hand. I am still doing a random finger test just in case. I was to keep tabs on it.

    otherwise all is good.



    Belfie - not long now. when do you go in to be induced. Loads of great labour vibes for you.

    Welcome all the new ones who have joined the group. I had GD with my last pregnancy and was on very high levels of insulin. Right now i am pregnant with twins and my ob expects me to get GD. I am hoping i don't.

    I float around and will post sometimes. But right now i don't have GD. But if you have any questions ask away.

    angel

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    Hi girls,
    So nice to read your entries over the last few days. In a way its good to hear that i'm not the only one struggling with this gd thing. I get frustrated knowing that there is another 10 weeks of this though.
    Belfie;wishing you all the luck in the world! So exciting to hear how close you are.
    I wanted to thank the others of you who have made an effort to welcome and help me, its been really nice. The weekend has been a little tough deciding what to eat and when,but i think i'm getting the hang of it. Wishing you all a wonderful week.

    Pauline

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    angelraelz - that's fantastic that you're still negative on the test! I'm crossing my fingers that it'll stay like that the whole way through! Thanks for the great labour vibes

    Pollyanna - thanks for the best wishes, much appreciated It is tough to start with, but it'll get easier, and before you know it, you'll be like me with only a day or two to go. You can do it (but it is always great to have somewhere to vent too!).

    Re tomorrow, I go to hossie at 6pm tomorrow night for a first dose of prostin gel.
    I've walked, DTD, EPO, RLT, acupuncture and I have an induction massage tomorrow...but no signs of labour, so I don't think anything will happen before going to hossie... but you never know! And it was worth a try!!!

    Thanks again,
    Belfie

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    Belfie, good luck for tonight. Even if the natural induction stuff didn't actually start labour it still may have prepared your body so that the medical induction goes smoothly.

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    Hi Girls,

    Belfie - Good luck for tonight, so exciting!!! Hopefully your labour will be a breeze!!!

    Angelraelz - Great news on your tests coming back normal. they stay that way through your pregnancy.

    Well I had to go back to the diabetes educator this morning for a check up, all of us from the education class last Tuesday had to. 2 of the girls are now having to start insulin. My levels have been pretty good so far which I am glad about but last night we went to some friends for dinner who cooked stirfry but had white rice. I ate it and of course when I tested I got an 8.5. My diabetes educator said it would've been from the rice. Its so frustrating though coz I am kind've sick of eating the same things over and over again. I am sticking to the same things that I know don't make my levels jump up. I am too scared to try any other foods though, even though I know its all trial and error.

    I just keep thinking 6 more weeks and its over and done with coz by this time in 6 wks I'll be holding my baby in my arms!!!! I am counting down the days already.

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    Leigh - I used to have stir fry and had no problems. Was it normal white rice? If yes then maybe try Basmati rice as it's Lower GI. I also used to eat Brown rice but its an acquired taste. I also found Hokkein noodles in stir fry fine but I found one that is in the aisle at woolies, not the fridge ones, and it comes in 2 x 200g packs. If you want more info let me know and I'll try and remember the brand. I didn't have any problems with it and I'm a regular with stir frys.

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    Hi, Pollyanna.
    Welcome to the GD section. I'm sorry to hear you've had to join here, but we're all here to give you the support and encouragement you may need.
    I hope everything goes well and good luck with the finger pr!cks and all that jazz.

    Angel - That's awesome news about your levels. Fingers crossed that the GD stays away for good.

    Leigh - Wow 6 weeks to go. I really hope they fly by. I swear the last few weeks seemed to kinda drag on. I had issues with rice and pasta too.

    katones - Hope you're feeling better. It's soo hard to be good all the time. I cracked sometimes too, then I felt guilty, but the stuff tasted reallllllllllllly good.

    GOOD LUCK BELFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope everything goes smoothly and you'll be holding your bubbaboy in your arms in no time.
    I'm so excited for you! Whooooooohoooooo!

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    hiya

    thanks ladies.

    with the food thing, i found it hard and its all trail and error. I used google for recepies for low gi things and even diabetic recepies as well. It was nice for a change. Its hard going but you do get there.

    Belfie - Good Luck - you must have had your litttle one by now.

    Angel

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    Well guess what? I'm not in hossie yet!

    All ready at about 5pm last night, and get a call from the hospital... we're full & short staffed, we've talked to your obs.... do you mind coming in tomorrow morning (7am instead)! I'm like... Sure ... means I get to sleep in my own bed. PLUS no-one is bugging us because they all think i'm in hospital. So we have a lovely cuddly evening together watching DVD's.

    Drag myself out of bed at 6am ()... only to get another call! They've had SIX babies overnight, lots of ladies going home today but still can't fit me in. Can we come in at lunchtime. LOL, it's the induction that ain't gonna happen. I'm wrapt because every day gives me more chance of having something happen naturally, plus of course my bags are soooo packed. So we're heading off soon (unless they call again )! Thanks for all the good luck messages

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    Hi Girls, hope you're all well!!

    Belfie - Jeez talk about dramas getting you induced!!! I'm sure you're probably at the hospital now (hopefully anyway), good luck and we'll all be thinking of you!!!

    Snowchickie - Thanks for the tip on the hokkein noodles, I went to coles and found them in one of the aisles, might give them a whirl tomorrow night!! The rice that my friend cooked was plain white rice, so that must've been why my levels went over, I cooked stirfry at home the other night and used basmati rice and had no dramas.


    Tennykins - I have a feeling my 6 wks are going to drag, I am really anxious to meet my baby now but also trying to make the most of my good night sleeps (well not that I am sleeping well coz I am uncomfortable and DH's snoring is becoming unbearable).

    My fasting sugar level was really low again this morning 2.7 so don't know what the go is with that. I had a low one last week too and my diabetes specialist said yesterday she doesnt know why, especially coz I am having a snack before I go to bed.

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    Hi everyone.

    I hope Belfie is doing great. Can't wait to see how things went.

    Leigh
    - Wow. That's a low fasting level. I think the lowest fasting level I got was 3.9.

    Have a great weekend and I hope your levels are all going great.

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    Hi Girls,

    Hope you've all had a great weekend!!!

    I've had such a bad day with my levels today. Both my after lunch and after dinner levels were high It is so frustrating. I didn't eat anything that bad either. I've got a hospital check up on Wednesday so I guess I'll wait and see what my diabetes educator has to say.

    All I can say is this is soooo frustrating and I can't wait for it to be over. 35 more days. I am counting down everyday and know it is going to drag. I am it goes away after the baby is born coz I don't want to have to deal with this everyday. I know there is a good chance I will develop type 2 diabetes later in life but I am hoping that its way down the track!!!! I am just sick of having to think about every little thing that I eat and how its going to affect my bsl's. Sorry for the vent!!!

    Belfie, can't wait to hear how everything is going, hope you're doing well!!!

    Better go

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    Hi girls,
    You are never far from my thoughts. this testing thing is so annoying and unpredictable. One thing i've found is i can count on my bs being about a 4.7 fasting in the morning. Occassionally though i'll get a 3.7 after lunch or tea-makes no sense too me at all.And the way you can eat the same food two days in a row but get a different reading each day. I can't manage to eat any less and i'm sure if i eat anymore salad i will actually grow big ears and a fluffy cotton tail. My reading after breakfast was 8.6.!!I was really angry. I'm in to see my diabetes trio of specialists on wednesday-i think it may actually be better if they put me on insulin this time. Leigh don't spose by chance you are in melbourne at the rwh? Just seems funny that we are being checked on the same day.
    I wonder how belfie is going. If she had the baby and when.
    Tennykins;hope you are well,as you can tell this whole diabetes thing is freaking me out. Yet i've still got the cholestasis to look foward too!What a riot. Thankfully not to much longer to go-but still too LONG!

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    Leigh - Good luck with your appointment this week. I reckon all I thought about most of the time was food, or my levels. It takes over and felt like an obsession in a way.

    Pollyanna - I was really suprised that the same meals just on different days, give differen't readings too. It's so frustrating I know. Good luck with your appointment this week too.

    xx

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    Hi Pollyanna,

    I totally know what you mean about having the same things 2 days in a row and getting totally different readings. I agree with the salad too, if I eat anymore I will grow big ears and a fluffy tail. I live in Cairns by the way.

    My levels this morning have been good so far, but I'll be checking my lunch reading in about 30 mins so it will be interesting to see what that one is.

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    afternoon ladies....

    my levels have been shiat lately!! this morning woke up (i finally slept in!!) and they were LOW!!!! Then i decided i wanted fresh pineapple... hmmm NOT a good idea.. sent my levels through the roof .. i am sure my insulin will be upped on thursday not much more i can do.... 16 more days till i meet my boy (unless-which i am praying) i go into labor before then...

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    Katones,

    I am for you that you have bub early, that way you don't have to put up with GD any longer. My first bub came 3 weeks early, I am hoping this one will come early too but some how I doubt it. I am already having it at 38 wks due to having to have another caesar, so I've got exactly 5 wks from today. Time is going to drag, I just know it!!!

    Tennykins - Thanks for wishing me luck for my appointment this week. All I can think of is food. I feel like eating something now but have to wait til I do my test. We have a block of chocolate in the fridge that I could easily get stuck into but of course I cant.

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    Leigh - I hated the waiting for testing time. In the end I was eating little bits of dark chocolate or that lite cadbury one. I couldn't resist and not have any. Have you tried any?

    Katones - Not long to go. COME ON LITTLE BUBBA, YOU CAN COME OUT NOW!

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