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May 5th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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Ok, my dr tested me when I was 12 weeks pregnant because my first baby was almost 10 lbs. I did not have gd with my first but was diagnosed with this one. At first I kept to the diet eating what seemed like all the time, and taking my numbers. Then after I realized my numbers were excelent I started eating things to see if it would raise my numbers and my numbers are still great. I eat what I want when I want and my numbers are great. So, I was wondering if I really do have gd, if maybe there could have been a mistake.
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May 5th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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I'm right there with you. I was diagnosed at 28 weeks. I am now 38 weeks and I have only had 2 highish numbers this whole time - both just a couple points over my limit (and both happened when I went 4 or 5 hours without eating.

I have OJ in the morning, fruit whenever, cake, some sort of chocolate pretty much every day, pasta, hamburgers, etc. and I've never had a problem. The only things I have not attempted are bagels and starbucks. I am either extremely mild, or misdiagnosed. Thankfully my Dr was quite happy with my numbers after only a couple weeks and I only had to test 2 times a day. And even some of those I skip. Maybe you'll get lucky too.
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May 5th, 2009, 07:31 PM
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I have been testing for 3 months now and they still are making me test 4 times a day. I am going to the dr tomorrow so maybe I can ask if I can stop testing so darn much!! I am also going tomorrow to get an eco of the baby's heart. Did you have to do that?
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May 5th, 2009, 07:55 PM
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No echo. Is this something that came up on an earlier ultrasound?

I had a couple extra ultrasounds, but that was to check my fluid levels (I had a low fluid level problem around 20 weeks). I started weekly NSTs at week 34, but again, not for GD.

I guess my doctor is pretty unconcerned about the GD. I would find testing 4 times a day extremely annoying, especially when my numbers are almost always 20-30 points under the limit. I hope they ease up on you.
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May 5th, 2009, 08:05 PM
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I dont think it is because of the ultrasound. The perinatologist scheduled the ultrasound and echocardiogram at the same time. From what I understand heart defects are a major concern with gestational diabetes. I am only 23 weeks right now, and have not had any extra ultrasounds so far.
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May 5th, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Oh, I see. I have never heard of GD causing heart defects....
So, was there a reason they tested you so early?

Nevermind... I see that you wrote you had a 10 pound baby previously. Do you know your numbers from your GD test? FWIW, I have a friend who did not have GD with either of her pregnancies and she had 10 pound babies. She just has big babies.

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