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July 24th, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Hi everyone! I'm from the August DDC and although I've never posted here before, I lurk occasionally. I was diagnosed with GD around 26 weeks and I've been on meds the duration. Currently I'm on Glyburide 5mg AM & PM, and although GD sucks, I've been OK dealing with it. I'm also being induced next Friday @ 39 weeks.

Anyway, my question is simply how long post delivery does it usually take for the GD to go away? How long do you have to keep testing, taking meds...all that good stuff? I'm going on the assumption that I will be fine after delivery (that this is not really Type 2 Diabetes) since I never had any problems prior and have no family history. I just didn't know if it was basically immediately resolved once the placenta is delivered or if I will keep with my regular 4xday glucose checks and meds. I know you typically do another fasting tolerance test around 6 weeks. I will ask my Dr. on Thursday...I just keep forgetting.

Thanks for the help!
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July 24th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I have no idea, but am hoping right after so I can have my order for DH ready LOL
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July 27th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I am also in the August DDC. I am being induced on Monday and was diagnosed around 24 weeks. My dietician told me that GD goes away as soon as you deliver. She said not before you leave the hospital, or a couple of days after delivery, but immediately after baby is delivered!!! I hope she is right. Hope that helps. Good luck on Friday!!!
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July 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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I had Gestational Diabetes with my son. It was controlled with a strict diet. My glucose readings returned to normal and I was able to eat like I did before being diagnosed without issues shortly after delivery... a week, I believe!
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July 27th, 2010, 08:05 PM
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As soon as the placenta is out. I am a Type 1 diabetic, and that never goes away, but my insulin needs are WAY higher in pg. They were cranking down my insulin dose on the way to recovery.
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July 28th, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Ooh, that's good to know... I'll be having a large McDonald's coke while they're stitching me up! lol
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August 1st, 2010, 09:10 PM
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I had GD with both of my kids.. It slowly went away hours after having my kids.. I do test my sugars every week with my biggest carb meal.. Just to make sure I'm okay.. So far, the diabetes has not showed it's ugly face..
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