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March 9th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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My doctor's office just called to give me the news that I failed the glucose test. I guess I had a feeling all along that I had failed but when I heard the nurse say it I just lost it. I've been crying ever since. I feel so overwhelmed and mad at myself for putting my twins at risk. I feel like I've failed them and myself. I'm scared of what my GD will mean for their health during the rest of my pregnancy and after the birth. I have an appointment with an endochronologist on Wednesday and Thursday and I'm hoping they make me feel better about the outcome rather than scaring me even more.
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March 10th, 2009, 01:51 AM
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It is hard to get diagnosed as having gd. And probably everybody in this forum knows the feeling that the place that should be safest on earth for the little ones is somehow corrupted... but then, it's not your fault and doing the test was the best you could have done for your twins: because now you know you have gd, you can treat it and your twins won't suffer. There are so many things that can't be treated, but this is something where you can make the difference. The specialists will help you. And no, it won't be easy but your chances of holding healthy babies in your arms will be as high as for anyone else.
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March 10th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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Hey, I know how you feel. I got the diagnosis a couple weeks back. I thought when I first heard that I was fine but then the next day I cried like crazy about it. Same as you, I felt bad for putting my little one at risk. it's still fresh for you but that feeling will ease off soon as you get used to it all. I had to go back yesterday and get put on insulin because my levels wouldn't stay down. Felt awful about that too but in the long run it's going to be better for baby and me.

Good luck with your appointments. Hopefully they will help put your mind at rest.
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March 10th, 2009, 11:01 AM
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I posted this on the Multiples board as well:
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I've been diagnosed for 3 months now and it was tough in the beginning but it all came together. Don't feel like you have to have it all in check right away. Learning about the #s and meal plans takes time. I remember checking my #s and they were soo high even when I thought I ate well and I would cry out of frustration. It takes time and it will not hurt your babies while you take the time to learn the process. Don't put pressure on yourself and stress out (stress will cause elevated #s).

Just information gather, talk to the professionals and ask lots of questions. Get a notebook and write out everything you need to in order to watch your diet (times/meals/tests). I wrote everything down in the first few weeks until I felt I could do it from memory. You will learn what to eat and keep the #s down.

If by chance your diet still does not make the #s come down (as was in my case) you will need insulin. I fought having insulin and was very very upset by it. I didn't want to inject the needle as I really hate needles and was scared of it. BUT when the time came and I learned about how to inject AND I saw how tiny the needle was (it's just like a fine hair)....AND it did not hurt at all going in I was okay with it. It took a few days of injecting before feeling "comfortable" with it and BINGO my #s came down and I could eat and relax and it was all good.

So, the main thing is to relax. Information gather. Do your best.

While you are waiting to get the diet information stuff down pat, stick to a low carb and high protein diet. Eliminate all sugar (cakes/cookies/ pies/ chocolate/juice)...read the labels for high sugar content and high carb content. Even breads will cause #s to go high so limit maybe to 1 slice per meal (whole grain)....

An example of a diet for me:

Breakfast @ 7:00am: 1 cup all bran with skim milk. one boiled egg. coffee

Snack @ 10:00am: 7 Triscuit crackers with peanut butter.

Lunch @ 1:00pm: baked salmon. garden salad. ranch dressing. one slice bread.

Snack @4:00pm: hummus on 1/2 while grain pita.

Dinner @ 7:00pm: 1 cup chili. 1/2 banana. 7 crackers (or grain roll). 1 yogurt (sugar free).

Snack @ 10:00pm: 1 cup milk. 7 crackers dipped in hummus.


I hope some of this helps. Send along any questions you have! Good luck! It WILL work out. You CAN do it. (if i can, you can too)
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March 11th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Welcome to the gestational diabetes board.

You are by no means a failure. The hormones that keep you pregnant sometimes also tell your pancreas to make less or ineffective insulin. And with twins you have more of that hormone than a singleton mom.
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March 11th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Welcome to the gestational diabetes board.

You are by no means a failure. The hormones that keep you pregnant sometimes also tell your pancreas to make less or ineffective insulin. And with twins you have more of that hormone than a singleton mom.
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April 17th, 2009, 05:47 AM
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I'm exactly where you are LogiesMomma.
I just found out on Tuesday. I, too, just knew it but was really hoping for a good result.
I was soooo mad when I heard that my first 2 blood tests were perfect and the last 2 blood tests failed.
I look forward to my first coaching session on Monday morning. I am anxious to learn what I should/should not be eating/drinking.
I am bound and determined I will not have to go on insulin and I am bound and determined I will not be a Type 2 after birth. I am scared, as we already have a child with special needs (autism) and I have read that our young one could have developmental issues. My DH is looking forward to having another son and I think he was really really looking forward to having a son with no disability of any kind. I feel terrible
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April 18th, 2009, 07:50 AM
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Hi there,

I'm on my second pregnancy, and have had GD with both. My first pregnancy was twins. I know when they told me I had it the first time, I too had a total meltdown and my DH had to come home from work to calm me down.

Just know that it's most likely nothing you could have helped, although having a healthy lifestyle helps offset it to a certain extinct. I am very petite and active, so it's really just genetics for the most part.

And please don't feel like you are a failure if you go on insulin. I've been fortunate enough to control it with diet both times, but I assure you the ladies that are on insulin are not on it because they aren't trying hard enough, it's just because their bodies couldn't do it with diet alone.

GD pregnancies that are carefully managed are really no big deal, you are NOT putting your baby in jeopardy unless you choose to ignore the diagnosis.

Hang in there and you will all be fine!
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