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Sad, scared, overwhelmed (new diagnosis- GD @ 9 weeks)


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October 25th, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Yesterday I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. They tested me with my prenatal labs at 6 weeks, because my BMI is over 25, and that's the standard in my area. I failed the one hour. I told myself it was just because of my poor diet that day...but it turns out...it wasn't.

I failed the 3 hour glucose...

The scarier part is that they think it be undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, which means I'll still be poking my fingers 4 times a day and maybe taking insulin and God knows what else.

I feel so blindsided. I didn't have GD with my first pregnancy and my fasting sugars having always been in the 70's and 80's.

I also read that babies born to moms with undiagnosed diabetes can have birth defects. I'm nervous about this- we went through a huge ordeal with DD to a kidney defect and I'm terrified of putting another sweet baby through everything we had to put her through.

I'm so sad and depressed. I'm also starving.I have no idea what I can eat, because I won't meet with a dietician until at least next week, maybe the week after. I've been trying to "google" research, but there are so many conflicting things out there.

Help...
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October 29th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Hi there! Not sure how much help I can be, but just wanted to offer a hug and let ya know it's not the end of the world. I was diagnosed in September and have to check my levels 4 times a day. It sucks, but ya get used to it. I have been following just a basic diabetic diet. Watching my carb and sugar intake and drinking tons of water. They tried me on Glyburide for a while, but I was taken off of it since it kept making me dizzy and heart race etc. So now I have to be extra careful of my numbers or they will put me on insulin.
I am a FTM here so not sure of all the effects it can have long term, and try not to think about that.
Wish I could be more help.
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