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March 5th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I had my first NST/AFI and a follow up appointment today with one of the OBís that I donít really care for. She was checking over my glucose readings and said that my fasting numbers are still somewhat high. Now Iím confused. Last week when I went the doctor said they were fine even though they have been under 110 consistently since I was diagnosed. Itís always under 110 and she said it should be under 90 for fasting. I then asked her if she had any suggestions as to how I could get that number to come down WITHOUT taking medication and her response was, Iím not sure, weíll just have to see. I was so irritated that she wasnít able to give me any suggestions.

For those of you who have/had gestational diabetes, do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to get my fasting number lower?

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March 5th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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I don't have gd. But I believe, based on my own research, a number below 110 fasting is nothing to be concerned about. First and foremost, we're pregnant. Pregnant number are not to be compared to a person who isn't pregnant. This is the problem. They want numbers to be within a range of normal, but this is not based on what's normal and acceptable for pregnant women. They haven't established a range for us because no one has done the studies.

It frustrates me that our medical teams are so anal about this.. Our bodies should be forgiven for elevated results in certain tests.

We have to expect and accept that our hormones will change the way our bodies/organs processes. And that's ok.

You should continue to check them to see if they become unusually high, but that's it. My only advice is..if you need to...if you already have not. Is switch to foods or add foods that lower your glucose. Truly whole grain breads, like Ezekiel bread, adding Cinnamon to foods, and adding protein. Otherwise don't stress out over it.
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