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I just found out I am pregnant again, DD is 9 months old. I had GD and required insulin while I was pregnant with her. From what I've been reading the chances of it reoccurring it really high for a pregnancy within one year. Does anyone have any experience with subsequent pregnancies? I think I am going to start counting carbs sooner rather than later just in case.
Anyone else have to go through a gazillion tests? I occasionally spike from certain foods. Having me do A1C (did that today) blood test, 24 hr urine (yay, guess i'm not going anywhere on Sunday), EKG and eye exam.
Expecting Olivia Harlow, July 24, 2010
I had a child in '99 GD insulin dependent , when he was 6 months old got pregnant again GD insulin dep and then 14 months after that GD insulin dep again with daughter...
it has been 7 years and i am 28 weeks pregnant GD came up really early with this baby ... i could tell at about 8 weeks my sugar was getting hi... i was getting super sluggish..... my a1c was a 5 which is non diabetic.... ha ha ... they thought i was just uncontroled while i wasnt pregnant. I'm a big girl and had lost 60 lbs and was going to the gym until my back surgery and then i gained all 60 back when i went on BC pills and then went off for a month and TADA!!!! PREGNANT!!!!
I had GD with both of my pregnancies.. I was borderline with my first but required insulin for my fasting blood sugars.. With my second, I started to monitor my blood sugars when I found out I was pregnant (I had supplies left over from my first) and my fasting blood sugars were above normal in the first trimester.. I'm glad I had the knowledge and caught the diabetes before it could affect my son.
Oh, you can ask your doctor to test early,etc.. They treated me as if I was diabetic before I was pregnant. I had to beg for them to refer me to my Endo (which I learned later on, I didn't need a referral lol). It bothered me a little bit that they said I was diabetic.. But once I had my son, it disappeared.. I've been diabetes free since.. My Endo said I was one of the few women to get it early.
Originally Posted by megg0
I think I am going to start counting carbs sooner rather than later just in case.
This is a vary smart move.. Ask for an A1C test to be done and ask for supplies to test and a referral to your Endo.. Just remember, the first trimester is the most important time to keep your blood sugars in control.. That's when the essential nervous system and brain is forming..
Because offspring of mothers who experience both fasting (>5.8 mM) and postprandial (>6.7 mM) hyperglycemia are at greatest risk for intrauterine death or neonatal mortality, careful antepartum fetal surveillance is mandatory . The greatest risk of child malformations is during organogenesis in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy , often before the mother even knows she is pregnant. Despite the results of prospective studies demonstrating that tight diabetic control before conception is effective in reducing the risk of malformations, only 1 out of 4 pregnancies in diabetic women is properly planned .
Offspring of patients with gestational diabetes are at significant risk for fetal macrosomia and other neonatal morbidities, including hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, polycythemia, and hyperbilirubinemia .
I was 10 months pregnant when her little sister was conceived. So much for it taking another 2 years!! Anyways, I had GD with my first but it was diet controlled. I passed by 1 point with my second. I was ecstatic until I gained 28 pounds in 3 months which makes me think I had it. They did test me in the beginning and I passed with flying colors. It was the 28 weeks that was a 1 pointer. Your chances are high especially being on insulin but they'll start testing you early on :-) I hope it works out for you!