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October 4th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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I didn't have GD with Brylie (the cutoff is 140 and my sugar was 129) ... but what are the chances of developing GD in a subsequent pregnancy? I won't lie, I'm not eating my brewer's diet right now..because I can't. I can't stomach anything off the diet, so I am living mostly on cereal and toast (which I do put peanut butter on but ya know lol)

but once this texture aversion passes, I will start my brewer's diet. With Brylie's pregnancy I fasted alllll day before my test other than a few carrots and some water (I didn't need to, I chose to)...

anyway, does anyone know what the chance would be of getting it in a 2nd pregnancy? or what I can do other than brewer's to decrease my risk. I assumed I would have GD with Brylie, since I have insulin resistance, but God was nice to me

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October 4th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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The only advice I can offer and knowledge is... its different for every pregnancy and woman...

I had it with Noelle and in my class I took they said once you have it, it doesn't mean you can or can't get it in your next pregnancies...

Look in the stickied I did a thread on GD... plus the test they give you with the 50-100 grams of refined glucose has a 74% inaccuracy!!!

I was diagnosed with it in the 13th week of pregnancy and I tracked my subroutine reading obsessively... I didn't follow the low carb diet that well and never had issues with my sugars being high... and Noelle was born at 7lbs 1oz...

If you do the glucose testing see if your MW would let you do orange juice or fresh fruit or the jelly bean test... that's all in the sticky..
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October 4th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Probiotics in pregnancy have been shown to reduce the risk
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October 4th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Not sure what the chances are but here's my experience

baby #1, initial GD test came back positive - 146. After going rounds with my midwife and a specialist they took me off the metformin I was still on and retested and it was normal.

baby #2, negative GD test

baby #3, declined the test unless we noticed symptoms, which we didn't.
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October 4th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Kelli, you went negative after you came off the Met? I stopped Met at 13w with Brylie, and am planning on doing the same this time, but I read something recently that said Met decreases the chances of GD so I was going to talk to Heather (CNM) about it at my appt on Friday.

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October 5th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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I had GD with my last. Im in the same boat as you with the Brewers Diet..c.ant do it right now...ick. My midwife is just having me test myself around 26 weeks and see. We wont to the GT test...think its out dated and inacurate.

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October 5th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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After I did the research I realized "GD" as a disease does not exist. Therefore I declined the OGTT offered to me when I was 10 weeks with ds1. My midwife (when I switched over to my CPM) tested my glucose at an appt. when I was about 31 weeks. I tested my glucose levels on a semi-regular basis with ds2. All was good.

Women that typically fail it with very high readings/results or have severely impaired blood glucose levels are either pre-diabetic or have preexisting diabetes that went undetected until pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones affect how the body metabolizes blood glucose. This is normal for some women. In order for it to be a huge concern the numbers have to be high and for a prolonged period of time. There are some pregnant women that tip into the high/diabetic range during pregnancy without being pre-diabetic or diabetic. It just has to do with the hormones and the body's response.

The OGTT is not a diagnostic tool and is not reproducible 60% of the time. That means you can fail it one day and pass it another day. And not all practices/labs follow the same guidelines on what is a 'pass' or 'fail.' That says a lot. One lab/practice might say 135 is a 'fail' whereas another might say it's 140. There is no solid research that supports routine testing for glucose intolerance of pregnancy. IGT is not diabetes. It does not carry with it the same risks as long standing diabetes and pregnant women with severely impaired glucose levels (180>) should probably be monitored (A1C and OGTT) after pregnancy to confirm or rule out long standing or pre-diabetes.
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October 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM
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I assumed I would fail with Brylie because I have PCOS w/ insulin resistance, but I didn't. Hmmm I definitely have to talk to Heather on Friday about this test. She doesn't do it until 28w, and I have no idea what her reaction will be if I want to decline...hmmm, maybe I'll tell Sam to ask her

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