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January 22nd, 2011, 05:57 AM
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I know this board isnt that active but if anyone could give me some insite id really appreciate it! So i posted before about different fasting numbers over a matter of 10 minutes. Happened again this AM. Woke up tested after being awake form 10 minutes or so and got a 95, tested 7 minutes later and got a 89. That is a big difference, and honestly the difference of me being on night time insulin and possible the difference of me having a homebirth or not. I dont want to waste strips, but im thinking of must testing twice and going with the lower number. Im not sure though as i dont want to not treat myself if i do have GD. Over the next 2 weeks if my numbers stay in the low 90's then my Midwife thinks we are in the clear, however if i get more then 2 or 3 higher then 95 readings...time to treat. UGH! WDYT...anyone....anyone?
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January 22nd, 2011, 06:05 AM
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Meters aren't exact

14 How accurate is my (blood glucose) meter?
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January 22nd, 2011, 06:35 AM
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This just adds to my frustration. I would think taking 2 weeks of fasting would be more accurate then the GTT but now im doubting that.
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January 22nd, 2011, 07:29 AM
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That's a tough call. I mean even 89 is not "normal" because non-gd women would have fastings more like mid-70s, but it's so close to the threshold for treatment, it's hard to say what would be best for you and your baby. Is there a hospital you could go to that would be respectful of the kind of birth you want? I am trying for a birthing center, but if I wind up on the labor & delivery floor they know I don't want ANY unnecessary interventions, and that they are to leave me and my midwife alone! You can also try to stay at home for as long as possible in early labor. Are you snacking before bed? That should help. I hope your numbers improve so you can have the birth you want!
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January 22nd, 2011, 07:58 AM
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Im snacking at 1030 and checking at 730. In the past 2 weeks my numbers have stayed the same ranging in the low 90's. What im hoping will happen is that im able to control with diet and excercise. If my numbers stay here im fine...if they go up...not so much. Even if i need night time insulin i could still have a homebirth..just depends on numbers. I live on an Army base and do not want to give birth at the Army hospital. Of coarse i want what is best for my baby, but i was induced at 39 weeks last time because she was going to be "big".....she was 7 lbs. I guess induction is my biggest fear.
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January 22nd, 2011, 02:25 PM
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I hear you. The ultrasounds are often way off with the weight estimate. It can be as much as a pound in either direction. I also really don't want to be induced, but I'm afraid they will tell me the baby is too big. DH was 10 lbs and I was 9 lbs and our mothers did NOT have gd, so mine could just naturally be a big baby. Depending on the size, I'm actually thinking about refusing if they recommend induction. You're lucky that she will do a home birth on insulin. My midwife will not take me in the birthing center if I go on insulin- L&D only. Sounds like you are doing everything you can, and it will work out!! Keep us posted!
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January 22nd, 2011, 03:21 PM
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My midwife is awesome. She has a referring OB, and she said that if my number get out of control she will have to consult him. He is awesome too, thought. Its so hard to find evidence based research on GD. There really is no consense among Doctors regarding testing, and not a lot of research regarding change in outcome with treatments. Its frustrating. If a woman's numbers are in control, why should she be induced and threatened with a large baby??
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January 23rd, 2011, 07:19 AM
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Yeah, I had trouble finding good evidence too. I tested positive under the stricter new guidelines - one of 4 values high on the 3 hr gtt (my practice no longer screens anyone with the 1 hr first). I would have been considered non-gd under previous guidelines. The guidelines were changed b/c of evidence of some increased risk even with milder problems. The thing is, there is not yet ANY evidence that treatment is beneficial for women like me. Just hasn't been looked at yet.

I haven't tried looking at the evidence base for induction yet. I imagine it is similarly murky. I also have the feeling that OBs generally discount the negative effects of induction since it has become so routine for them. At least up here in NY anyway.

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January 23rd, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Very frustrating. Good news for you is that around 34 weeks your hormones peak. Which means if you were seeing crazy numbers they will start to mellow out now. If you havent been on insulin untill now...you are prob in the clear! I honestly think im boarderline....borderline with the less then 95 fasting. what im doing is treating myself like i have it. I was already on the Brewers Diet so i dont eat carbs with out protein and im not letting myself go longer then 2 hours with out eating during the day and 9 hours fasting. So im pretty much on a GD diet with an exception of a little more precaution with carbs. Fingers crossed for both of us!

Prgnant woman have hight sugarr numbers then non pregnant woman. Why are we expected to have lower numbers then non pregnant is beyond me....if anyone knows let me know!
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January 24th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Thanks! I wish someone had told me that before. My numbers were nuts last week - right at 34 weeks, but I haven't had a problem in the last 10 days. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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