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April 21st, 2009, 04:57 PM
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I had GD with last pregnancy, diet controlled, but all my numbers were close to the max, but good enough. I had the babies (twins) at 35 weeks.

I am at 35.4 weeks now with no end in sight, and my fasting number keeps rising. When I was diagnosed around 27 weeks, they were mostly in the 70's, and have now crept up all the way to the 90's. The past week I've had a few in the 80's, and a 96 and a 97. (Supposed to be under 95). I know it's just borderline but my OB is so strict she said she'd put my on insulin if they go much higher. It's just frustrating to think of that this late in the game.

Are they going keep getting higher for the next month???

Is there anything I can do???

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Jennifer
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April 24th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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I always eat the same snack...3 graham cracker squares with peanut butter, and a small glass of milk. Well I went to two graham crackers squares with PB, and not as much milk, AND I tested half hour earlier than usual in the morning, and numbers have been 84,82,84 the past three days. Amazing what a small difference makes! Oh, and I cut out the 1 or 2 M&M's I had been popping in my mouth after my dinner reading....

Just thought I'd update in case anyone could relate...
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April 24th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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I always eat the same snack...3 graham cracker squares with peanut butter, and a small glass of milk. Well I went to two graham crackers squares with PB, and not as much milk, AND I tested half hour earlier than usual in the morning, and numbers have been 84,82,84 the past three days. Amazing what a small difference makes! Oh, and I cut out the 1 or 2 M&M's I had been popping in my mouth after my dinner reading....

Just thought I'd update in case anyone could relate...
Yeah I was diagnosed with gd at about 22 weeks & my numbers have been very low, now at 30 weeks the last few days they've skyrocketed so I'm working pretty hard to lower them again.

Glad to hear you're having good luck with yours!!
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April 24th, 2009, 04:01 PM
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I had them controlled by glyburide, it is not insulin, it's a pill. It makes your pancreas produce more insulin.
My dose started at 2.5 mg, and the doctor had me at 5 mg and when the number crept up again he had me at 7.5 mg the week before my baby was born.

So, I don't think you'll need to go on insulin (I was afraid of that too).
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April 26th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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I always eat the same snack...3 graham cracker squares with peanut butter, and a small glass of milk. Well I went to two graham crackers squares with PB, and not as much milk, AND I tested half hour earlier than usual in the morning, and numbers have been 84,82,84 the past three days. Amazing what a small difference makes! Oh, and I cut out the 1 or 2 M&M's I had been popping in my mouth after my dinner reading....

Just thought I'd update in case anyone could relate...
I'm glad that those changes made such a difference. I've noticed my fasting numbers are higher on the mornings that I sleep a little longer.
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