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August 9th, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Hi everyone! My doctor has me checking for ketones every morning. They said I would probably see them for at least the first week or two I'm on the diet. Of course, I do see them, and it freaks me out... Is there anything I can do to make them go away? Or is it just something that takes time? Thanks!
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August 10th, 2010, 09:16 AM
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How are your BS doing? If they are low try eating a little extra carbs with meals. As long as your numbers stay in the good range you should be okay. Also increase your water intake!

The only time I have thrown ketones is when I was dehydrated early on in this pg b/c of m/s. I did NOT have GD at the time.
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August 10th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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My numbers are good. I'm usually between 100-115 one hour after meals, fasting is always in the low 80s. The only time I really have trouble is the morning, but I've been walking to get that number lowered. I drink about five bottles of water a day... Is it possible that I would need more?
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August 10th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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That is a lot of water! Good for you!

Your numbers sound great!

What is your diet like? The normal:
30g carbs breakfast
15g carbs AM snack
45g carbs Lunch
15g carbs after lunch snack
45g carbs dinner
15g carbs PM snack

I always have high after breakfast numbers so my doctor had me cut my carbs to 15g and NO FRUIT ALLOWED with breakfast and that did the trick....I just added an extra protien with my morning meal. Have you talked to your OB about the high morning numbers?

I hate to say it but sometime GD is about finding the right balancing act for your body. Work close with your doctor and keep a food diary to go over with him at your appointments! Or if you saw a nutritionist call them for advise. After a few weeks you will be an old pro at this
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August 10th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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My diet is the same, except I get 30g of carbs for my snacks. I have my appointment with the perinatologist tomorrow, so I'll ask him about the ketones. As for the high morning numbers, as long as I walk, I'm always under 140. I'm just hoping they can give me some good ideas on the ketones... Thank you for all your input!
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August 11th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Good luck with your appointment! KUP on how it goes
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August 11th, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Doctor said numbers were great, nurse thinks I need to add more protein or veggies to get rid of the ketones... We'll see how that works!
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August 11th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Just stopping in..

I had high Ketones when I was pregnant with my daughter.. I tried eating more protein,etc.. nothing helped.. Except for insulin.. I had high FBS (above 90) so once I started insulin at night the Ketones disappeared.. Crazy..
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August 12th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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My fasting sugars are always good, usually at 80 or so. My ketones have started to get better the last day or two... I definitely ate way more yesterday than I normally would, so hopefully that's all it will take..
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August 12th, 2010, 10:56 PM
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That's awesome..

I had High ketones, I'm talking in the red zone. I had a trace with my son, but it was nothing to worry about..
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August 13th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Mine have been going down the last few days, thankfully! I was in the small range this morning, so hopefully it was just my body adjusting to the new diet!
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August 14th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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YAY fr decreasing Ketones!!!!

Try adding some carrot sticks with ranch dip, string cheese, or beef jerky to your diet to help up the protien/veggies. These are my fall back snacks b/c they are FREE foods
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August 14th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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I'm definitely going to try adding in some brocolli with ranch this week... I eat cheese at all my snack times, so I'm getting sick of it already.. LOL!
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