Information on GDJune 13 2012 at 10:06 AM
|Tanya (no login)|
Response to ...and I failed my 3 hour gestational diabetes test
I think you know that I had GD and while it was inconvenient it wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. I had to check my levels 4x a day and ended up doing insulin injections 3 days a day. The oral gluberide wasnt helping much and I had some strange reactions while taking it. I had also read that the Gluberide crosses the placenta so I was more comfortable with the insulin injections.
I remember that I had to send my readings in every other day until my MFM was certain my sugar levels stabilized. Even then, after a few days my body would seem to adjust to the insulin and they had to increase the dose. The MFM explained this wasnt necessarily a bad thing, it was that my body was doing what it was supposed to and the placenta was actually being over effective so they had to continue to adjust the dosage.
I am sure I still have my diets somewhere so let me find it and Ill send to you. For me, I found there were certain things I could and couldnt eat. Every morning I would have an egg for breakfast and lunch was typically a salad / soup. Dinner was a very well balanced meal and I did good with whole grain pasta. That was a suggestion by my MFM because I was having a hard time with certain foods and would feel nausea but the pasta helped settle my stomach. Im sure you will find what you can and cant eat with a little trial and error.
The best advice I could offer would be go directly to the insulin injections and skip the gluberide. Someone gave me the same advice but of course I was opposed to injections. However they were right, the injections were so much easier.
I know it is scary and you want to make sure your baby is okay. Even though everyone said it would be fine, I was still very scared. Hope it makes you feel better that Logan turned out fine and didnt exhibit any signs from the diabetes.
Ill email you offline with the diet information and the spreadsheet I developed to track my levels.
- Great points, Tanya! And one more thing . . . - Wells42 on Jun 13, 2:45 PM
- Thank you Tanya and Wells! - Sara H on Jun 13, 5:28 PM
- Did you get the information I emailed you? - Tanya on Jun 14, 5:40 AM
- barge to Wells - karma on Jun 14, 8:51 AM
- Thanks, Karma! - Wells42 on Jun 15, 2:54 PM