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Old 04-04-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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can we have a gestational diabetes support thread sticky? lol

cause i'll have to admit.. this last week since ive found out ive been miserable. i went thrusday to the nutritionist and got my meal plan and etc.. only 200 carbs a day.. which i can stay within that.. my problem is protein once i saw it on paper.. i thought.. well meats,etc i can squeeze them in.. well i cant atleast not today.. and well it just sucks..


stress raises blood sugar- well im stressed... cause of diet, kids.. life..lol
but i just thought i would shoot for a sticky on this cause there's no way im the only one going though this.


oh.. and they suspect that maybe i developed Diabetes during preg with gage ( 8lbs6oz 2 35.5 weeks) like i developed it after i was tested by OB.. and could have possibly have Diabetes all along.. so yea...

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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Hey hun, I have had it for a while now. I started out on the diet which did help for a while. Thing is that what was happening is that my body was breaking down the proteins the wrong way, so in 2 wks I lost 14lbs. I had keytones in my urine which wasnt good. So they upped mine to 220 carbs a day, to tell you the truth I really dont follow it. I did at first, but then I got used to what I could and couldnt eat so I go with that. For protein chicken is really good, so is PB and eggs. Eggs are really good for you so I eat them in the am. I have recently started doing protein shakes, which I was told to try out. You can get the Whey protein from wal mart, and you add like 6ozs of milk to it, blend it up. I add a banana to it or strawberries to it so its more like a smoothie. But that has helped too for me to get my protein. Oh forgot sorry, once they found out that I was loosing so much weight they put me on insulin once a day. I started out with 25 but they said that it wasnt keeping my fasting numbers down so I went to 30. I havent had any issues since with 30, so only once a day I do it in the am. I check my BS 4 times a day sometimes more but I do have issues where my BS go down way too low and I feel like crap. I was bummed big time when I found out too, I thought for sure I couldnt do it. Sticking to a diet that seems like your eating nothing, but once you get used to what you can eat your be ok. I do salads a lot too which is good just add chicken to them so that way your getting what you need. What bothers me is not being able to drink anything but tea and water. Tea only if I put splenda in it then its only 1 cup a day. Hang in there hun, dont stress it!
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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I have had GD with 2 out of my 3 pregnancies and I am already showing signs of BS problems this time. For me the problem is, how do I eat that much? I am overweight and that is due to the way I eat. I rarely eat twice a day let alone 3 times a day and I have a hard time truly eating that much food in a day. I have been lucky though that I haven't had to use insulin with them, hopefully this pregnancy is the same. One good way to get your protein, beyond the shakes is cheese. The string cheese is a great source as is Humus spread and easy to snack on during the day. I stuck strictly to the diet the first couple weeks with my first GD pregnancy and then I just kinda made it up. I have lost weight with all my pregnancy so they have no concerns over that. You will do ok it will just take some time to adjust your eating habits.
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I have had GD with 2 out of my 3 pregnancies and I am already showing signs of BS problems this time. For me the problem is, how do I eat that much? I am overweight and that is due to the way I eat. I rarely eat twice a day let alone 3 times a day and I have a hard time truly eating that much food in a day. I have been lucky though that I haven't had to use insulin with them, hopefully this pregnancy is the same. One good way to get your protein, beyond the shakes is cheese. The string cheese is a great source as is Humus spread and easy to snack on during the day. I stuck strictly to the diet the first couple weeks with my first GD pregnancy and then I just kinda made it up. I have lost weight with all my pregnancy so they have no concerns over that. You will do ok it will just take some time to adjust your eating habits.
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I have had GD with 2 out of my 3 pregnancies and I am already showing signs of BS problems this time. For me the problem is, how do I eat that much? I am overweight and that is due to the way I eat. I rarely eat twice a day let alone 3 times a day and I have a hard time truly eating that much food in a day. I have been lucky though that I haven't had to use insulin with them, hopefully this pregnancy is the same. One good way to get your protein, beyond the shakes is cheese. The string cheese is a great source as is Humus spread and easy to snack on during the day. I stuck strictly to the diet the first couple weeks with my first GD pregnancy and then I just kinda made it up. I have lost weight with all my pregnancy so they have no concerns over that. You will do ok it will just take some time to adjust your eating habits.
Did they blame it on you being over weight before you got pg? I was over weight before getting pg. I had pre E with my first which wasnt good, I gained a ton of weight. I lost it once I was working but then stress of the loss of my dad and a few other things I gained it back and then some. I was trying to loose it before getting pg but didnt loose what I wanted. But they blamed it on my weight, which does upset me because I know some girls who are tiny and have it. As for eating I know what you mean too, I would do maybe 1 meal a day. So going from that to eating 3 times a day and snacks in between was hard for me at first. I am used to it now and will be sticking to the diet once I have her because I too have lost weight on the diet!
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Did they blame it on you being over weight before you got pg? I was over weight before getting pg. I had pre E with my first which wasnt good, I gained a ton of weight. I lost it once I was working but then stress of the loss of my dad and a few other things I gained it back and then some. I was trying to loose it before getting pg but didnt loose what I wanted. But they blamed it on my weight, which does upset me because I know some girls who are tiny and have it. As for eating I know what you mean too, I would do maybe 1 meal a day. So going from that to eating 3 times a day and snacks in between was hard for me at first. I am used to it now and will be sticking to the diet once I have her because I too have lost weight on the diet!

i too was " technically overweight" although dr's didnt say that was the reason why i have it...

im Native American a point against me
last baby was 8lbs6oz at 35.5 weeks ( they say having a baby over 9lbs is a indicator)
overweight
i am just now 25 so i wouldnt really think that was an issue
and diabetes is very popular in my family


im trying to stick to the diet best i can.. i have to report my " numbers" tommorrow to the diabetes center/nutritionist so we'll see what that means...
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I think a support thread sticky is a great idea. I had GD with my second pregnancy. I wasn't overweight, so I never even thought I could develop it. I was about 105lbs and 4"11'. I have a couple of aunts who also had GD, one on each side of my family. One aunt was petite like, me and the other was overweight and developed Type 2 diabetes a few years later. She has since had a gastric bypass, lost a lot of weight and doesn't have Type 2 diabetes at this time. DH and I are now TTC#3, so I know it's a possiblity if we get pregnant, I will have GD again. So, If I do, would love to be part of a support forum!
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I think a support thread sticky is a great idea. I had GD with my second pregnancy. I wasn't overweight, so I never even thought I could develop it. I was about 105lbs and 4"11'. I have a couple of aunts who also had GD, one on each side of my family. One aunt was petite like, me and the other was overweight and developed Type 2 diabetes a few years later. She has since had a gastric bypass, lost a lot of weight and doesn't have Type 2 diabetes at this time. DH and I are now TTC#3, so I know it's a possiblity if we get pregnant, I will have GD again. So, If I do, would love to be part of a support forum!
well, i'll enjoy the support sticky or not.. lol..

DH is great been really helpful this last week and understands how much im freaking about this and the "threat" of type 2 later on, which was a threat with or without GD..since family history is so full of it on both sides.


but i think many could use it ...
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This is my second pregnancy with GD. I just started on the diet 3 days ago but have been trying to watch what I eat all along (except Cadbury eggs at Easter really threw me off). I'm having a hard time keeping my numbers down but maybe that's just my body adjusting to the diet. I've also been trying to get out and walk since it's finally warming up here. Something that's hard for me too is that my DH travels a lot and so I find evening meals hard to fix with two little ones underfoot and one that's really picky. Breakfast is tough too because my body doesn't tolerate milk, fruit, or cereal in the morning. So today it was yogurt, toast, egg, and hot tea. That seems to work (except I don't have any yogurt for tomorrow). I go to the specialist Friday for my first appointment and sonogram. DH will get to go too. I'm interested in seeing how big they think she'll be. I did not have GD with #1 and he was 8 lb 14 oz. I had it with #2 and he was 7 lb 14 oz. I hope she's little.
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