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October 8th, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I was borderline GD with Halleigh, so my doctor had me follow the GD diet. He believes the women who are borderline often get overlooked, and it's better to be safe. I was wondering if I have to get tested right away since I was borderline last time? Should I be on that diet right now until I find out? Any info would be appreciated.
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October 8th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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My family has a very strong history of diabetes (my father has it and all of his siblings did), so I mentioned it at my first appt with DD and they tested me early at 20 weeks and again at 28 weeks, and I was actually negative.

Right now your body needs the calories and carbs, and the placental hormones are what are antagonistic to insulin (making your sugars climb) and they don't peak until 28 weeks so I would eat healthy and well right now, but not worry too much just yet. It's not really a good idea to each a bunch of sweets anyway so it will help to steer clear of those either way!

A good book I'd recommend about nutrition in pregnancy is called "Eating Well While You're Expecting" (I have to find mine, LOL) but it has all sorts of recipes and healthy snack and meal ideas.

Good luck!
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October 8th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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I had GD during my pregnancy with Ben - although I think it was borderline - 2/4 of my 3 hour results were slightly high and I only ever had 2 or 3 abnormal glucose readings during my pregnancy. Still, I followed the diet and will probably do so again for this pregnancy just to be on the safe side.
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October 8th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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This is my first pregnancy, but I'm concerned about developing GD since I have PCOS and have always had a weight problem.

SO what's on the GD diet? Is it like a regular diabetic diet?
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October 8th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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Mine was mostly just counting carbs. It seems so long ago, but I think that 15g of carb = 1 count, and I could have like 3-4 for breakfast, same for lunch, and then a couple more at suppertime. So I could eat whatever I wanted, just as long as it took carbs into consideration. It actually kept me really healthy because I would eat a lot of veggies and lean protein, and exercising after meals keeps those sugar counts down. I'm hoping my memory will be refreshed once I get my hands on the info I had last time!
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