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January 18th, 2011, 09:08 PM
JustLiz's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Hi ladies! I have a question for those of you who have been through this before. What is considered "good" control?! I was diagnosed at about 26 weeks. My fasting have never been higher than 85, and I think my average is about 75 . My post-breakfast also has never been higher than 120 and avg is in the mid-80 s (checking at 2 hours for all meals). But in the past 2 weeks my post- lunch and dinner have been totally irratic! Averages are still mid-90 s for both, but I have ranged anywhere from 60 to 157, with 3 in the last week over 120. I think I've had about 7 total over 120 in the 8 weeks I have been testing. A few of them were after carb- heavy meals, but the 157 was after eating an egg salad sandwich I made for myself that had only 20 gm carbs in the low-carb bread I bought. I did have a bit of a cold this week- is that what's screwing my numbers? They can't give me insulin with so many readings in the 60s, right? I don't know what to do to stabilize. I eat similar things day-to-day, so I don't know what's going on! Sorry for the long rant. I hate this.

Thank you Vicki!

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January 19th, 2011, 06:36 AM
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The only number that sounded concerning to me was the 157 number. That's pretty high for a two hour check. I check mine at the one hour mark and that's about as high as my blood sugar has gotten this pregnancy. But, if you've only had 7 readings out of range in 8 weeks that's pretty good. My doctor normally refers you to a specialist if you have 30% of your numbers out of range. I think as long as you are keeping your out of range below 30% you're doing okay.

I have had to be ultra strict lately to keep my numbers in check. I have been dealing with this since very early in my pregnancy and it's just been in the last month or so that it's become really hard to manage.

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January 19th, 2011, 10:36 AM
JustLiz's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thank you so much. That makes me feel better. One endocrinologist I spoke to (a friend, not my doctor) said that they recommend treating if 2 or more readings are over 120 within 2 weeks. This seems absolutely crazy to me, since I can't always predict how I will react to certain foods. I went out to a thai restaurant last night and just had stir-fried veggies and chicken with a bit of brown rice and my 2-hour was 137. In retrospect, the sauce did taste quite sweet, so I'm betting that they cooked it with a lot of sugar, but it's so hard to know ahead of time! Especially eating out! So of course there are going to be high ones here and there.

Thanks for listening. Sorry you have been dealing with this for so long. We're almost there though, right?

Thank you Vicki!

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January 22nd, 2011, 08:28 PM
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I wish I had advice for you, but I'm dealing with the same thing. I just had my third abnormal reading of the week, but I feel like I'm being so careful with the carbs!
I wish I knew what to do, but I do NOT want to be railroaded into insulin injections.
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