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March 27th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Ive been diagonised with GD since 29 weeks.

I have been on diet controlled and it has been working great.

Im 37 weeks now and the past week, I am havin the same eating habits as I been doin since 29 weeks but now my sugars are high like 9.2 etc.... is it normal for the sugars to go up as you get closer to the due date??.. I am going to try and control my eating more now but I havent changed what I eat then before and now its like.. before I can have 2 slices of toast and my sugars will be 5.5 afterwards.. now I can eat the toast ( same brand, etc) and when I test, its like 9.5 or something like that.. URGH

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March 27th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Yes, that is absolutely normal, in fact it is what is expected.

In GD, your pancreas makes insulin, but your body stops listening to it. This is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is caused by hormones, and these hormones are released by the placenta. As it gets bigger, it releases more hormones, and it gets bigger each week of pregnancy, making your sugars wonky.

In my case, I take insulin (I'm type 1, not GD) and I have had to slowly increase my dose over the course of the pregnancy (I'm 32 weeks now). I would call your doctor or nutritionist and ask what diet changes to make to help with your numbers.

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