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November 1st, 2009, 08:06 AM
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I had a baby in Aug and was diagnosed with GD at 10 weeks (was on insulin since 12 weeks). After having him my numbers seem to go back to normal. Well I checked them a week ago and all my fastings for the last week have been b/w 103-110 which is not horrible but I know they should be under a 100. I have also had high after meals once being 212 3-hours after meals and 150 for breakfast once. I haven't testing since I did go to the dr. and they said I had nothing to worry about. What I don't get is after having Carter the diabeties center said to call if my fastings were above 100 which they are or if I have had any after meals that were higher then 140 which I have had a couple. So my question is is it okay to have high fasting numbers and it not mean anything or should I be concerned with my numbers.

Also they dr. said it was okay that my numbers were 212 since it was a chicken wrap (grilled chicken) and fries. I know it was high in carbs but I have ate it before and did afterwards and my numbers where not that high plus taht is three hours later not just 2 hours I would have hate it have taken it when it was 2 hours. I don;t think it was since I felt horrible with it being that high.
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November 3rd, 2009, 09:20 AM
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If you got a measure above 200 then you need to call the diabetes educator, forget what your doctor says because he doesn't seem to have a clue. Most doctors will automatically diagnose you with diabetes if you have a number higher than 200 (not sure what the fasting number they use for diagnosing diabetes is. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes with a fasting number of 101 I believe). It may just be that you have pre-diabetes and by being careful right now you can prevent yourself from developing diabetes. Call your diabetes educator right away!
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November 3rd, 2009, 09:58 AM
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If you got a measure above 200 then you need to call the diabetes educator, forget what your doctor says because he doesn't seem to have a clue. Most doctors will automatically diagnose you with diabetes if you have a number higher than 200 (not sure what the fasting number they use for diagnosing diabetes is. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes with a fasting number of 101 I believe). It may just be that you have pre-diabetes and by being careful right now you can prevent yourself from developing diabetes. Call your diabetes educator right away!
I don't have much experience with this, but I agree with bearbait.

I have found that sometimes Doctors blow off things they shouldn't sometimes (I had the same issues with my GP w/my thyroid).
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November 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Well I called my diabetes center and they also said just to watch what I ate. I am starting to get annoyed b/c no one is listening to me. I feel awful most times and friday night my number was 192 two hours after I ate.
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November 8th, 2009, 05:54 PM
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That is so weird that they are not responding...Not to alarm you, but I had a bs of 150 1 hour after a meal and they wanted to put me on medication, but the doctor didnt seem to be concerned. What I did ask my educator for was alternatives for what to do to bring my bs down, and exercise was an option. I started walking right after breakfast, which seemed to help. I just take a walk through the neighborhood for 20-30 mins, depending on time and it does seem to get my system going and bring my bs down. Of course, we cant exercise all day long to keep things normal, but it helped me and was a more desirable alternative to medicine.

Sorry that you are having so much trouble, good luck!
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November 9th, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Thanks I will try walking more. I even talked to another dr. today about my blood sugars and they say I have nothing to worry about. I don't get it. I am going to keep monitoring them myself just to make sure they are nto getting higher and if they do I will go back to the dr. so for now I am going to keep an eye on things since I have talked to two different dr. and the diabetic center and they all say I'm fine. I think the dr. think I have nothing to worry about because my three month blood test came back fine.
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