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After a bit of reassurance re GD at 12 weeks

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NewMummy2016 Sat 25-Jul-15 21:12:29

Hello ladies. I'm 36 (just this week) and 12 weeks pregnant. A random glucose blood test showed me at 8 whatever the measurement is. I then had the fasting glucose solution test last week, I measured 5.3 before the glucose and 4.6 afterwards which confused them as in theory it should have been higher, so I am seeing a specialist on Tuesday when I also have my scan with a consultant. I have had one scan and seen the baby's heartbeat already which was lovely. I was looking forward to this next one but the whole dietitian appointment is putting a dampener on it too.

I have not had sugar in my diet at all for months (including fruit as I had candida in the gut and fructose set it off), apart from when I first fell pregnant and I wanted croissants etc so I had them. Not loads by any means. Anyway I am feeling really disheartened. I wanted this first time pregnancy to be full of magic, I didn't want to be part of a system where I am passed between the medical professionals and that's exactly what is happening. But I guess at least I have them looking into it and they're quick and responsive.

I keep telling myself the fact they're looking at it so early is a good thing but also then worry it's actually a bad thing. I am scared.

About 15 years ago I went to the funeral of a stillborn child affected by diabetes and I can't get the image of her out of my head and I feel the NHS is always bound to give you "worse case scenarios" and I really don't want them. I know my DH will be wonderful when we go to see the consultant and specialist.

I am soooooo exhausted and wondered if this passes if I get the appropriate treatment? I can't even put shopping away, or cook, or do basic things and I'm trying not to beat myself up about it. Believe it or not I am usually really chilled out... this has thrown me totally. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance if you read this far!

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