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March 30th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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I've been vary good at watching my blood sugars since I found out I was pregnant.. So far, I think gestational diabetes hasn't started yet.. I noticed my fasting blood sugars are higher then it should be for being pregnant, but normal if your not pregnant. Does that make sense? lol It's been between 94-108.. I want to get it under 90 to give me that piece of mind.. I'll more then likely go on insulin for this.. I was on insulin with Adriana for my fasting blood sugars, so this was expected. When I had gestational diabetes with Adriana it started when I was 28 weeks, so it never affected her. That's why Adriana was born so small and my gestational diabetes was considered well controlled. I know with next pregnancies there's a big chance you will get it again and get it earlier.. I just want to catch it, before it starts.. I'll make sure I'll keep you updated on how my appointment goes..


Anyone else watching their blood sugar? Are you just waiting for the glucose challenge test? I think they do the test at 15 weeks if you had gestational diabetes before..



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March 30th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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I know GD can be a real pain to have. I hope you manage to avoid it somehow this time!
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March 30th, 2009, 08:15 AM
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I know GD can be a real pain to have. I hope you manage to avoid it somehow this time!
I don't think I can avoid it.. But it's okay.. I've learned to accept it.. But it does put a damper on how exciting pregnancy is when you know what is coming.. lol I look at the bright side.. I'll get extra care in my 3rd trimester and I'll get lots of U/S.. There are some perks!! hehe..
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March 30th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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It's nice to look on the bright side. lol Hopefully if/when you do get it, it will be easy to manage and your pregnancy will go very smooth. It sounds like you did a great job with Adriana.

I hope your appointment goes well. KUP
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March 30th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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I just got back from my appointment.. Everything went great.. She told me I need to stick with the diet from now on.. She said it's most important in the 1st trimester because the organs are forming, etc.. My numbers look good, I just have a few high numbers.. She said not to worry.. Which concerns me a bit.. If it's important in the first trimester, why isn't the OB offices screening patients early? Especially those who had gestational diabetes before? Keep in mind, I made my appointment with my Endo, my OB office never offered it to me. I'm just glad I'm being proactive about it.. She did prescribe me insulin for my fasting blood sugars, which was expected.. She did say, my numbers are in "normal" range for non pregnant women, but it's not okay for pregnant women.. Confusing again.. lol So, for you that have had gestational diabetes or are at risk to getting it, you should start checking your blood sugars now..

Oh, the cost for my insulin pen went up too! It was $60 for the pens (5 pens) and needles and that was my co-pay.. Eck!! Then to top it off, I got home and I ALWAYS look at the expiration dates and it was expired.. The good news is, the pharmacy will switch it out tomorrow morning.. oh the drama...
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March 30th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Okay, I'm confused. lol

It sounds like you are doing well and what you're supposed to be doing but I agree with you. It it's so important in the first trimester why in the world don't they follow it in the first trimester?
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March 31st, 2009, 01:41 PM
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I know.. It's confusing.. When I see my Endo in a month, I will ask her about it..
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