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Pregnant, gestational diabetes and tummy bug

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midori1999 Thu 11-Apr-13 07:48:44

Do I need to speak to anyone?

I'm on metformin and a small amount of insulin each night. I started throwing up after dinner last night and can't keep much down at all. I forced myself to eat some crisps in the early hours as my blood sugars were going quite low and I kept them down long enough to bring my sugars up a bit again. Sugars are ok for now.

I feel quite shaky/weak and don't feel I can bring myself to eat anything at the moment. I really fancy lucozade, but that's obviously a no no! Do I just get on with it as I normally would a tummy bug and try and keep hydrated?


ExpatAl Thu 11-Apr-13 10:10:10

Midori, I would honestly speak to someone. They know your medical history and can give you the best advice. Sorry you're feeling so yucky. Good luck.

lotsofcheese Thu 11-Apr-13 10:19:40

I would phone your diabetes nurse, more for advice on what to do with your metformin tablets than anything else - they are notorious for causing GI upset at the best of times.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

lotsofcheese Thu 11-Apr-13 10:20:46

Ps just re-read & saw you're on insulin too. Definitely phone - you may need a dose reduction to fend off hypos.

randomtask Thu 11-Apr-13 10:22:56

Phone diabetes nurse first then midwife. That's the sort of thing they need to know & they should be able to advise how to deal with it healthily.

Mummysaysno Thu 11-Apr-13 11:54:40

Yes what everyone else said!

Hope you feel better soon.

midori1999 Thu 11-Apr-13 15:47:32

Thanks. I haven't rang anyone. I felt so crap this morning I couldn't face it. I have t taken my metformin as I can't face eating much, but I've nibbled a few crisps/dry crackers and it's been enough to keep my blood sugars stable. I'm checking them regularly.

On top of this my DH has decided to bugger off/leave, so that's just great!

ExpatAl Thu 11-Apr-13 16:01:50

Do you mean he's actually left you or that he's just done a disappearing act?

midori1999 Thu 11-Apr-13 17:26:46

Well he says he has left and isn't coming back. Charming eh? confused

ExpatAl Thu 11-Apr-13 17:38:11

Really charming. How are you feeling? Christ, what a shitty day.

midori1999 Thu 11-Apr-13 17:42:57

Thanks Expat. I feel pretty crap tbh, but I think it's as I haven't eaten much today. I'm going to try eating some toast and take my metformin with it if I keep it down. If not much better tomorrow I'll ring the midwife.

Thanks again.

StiffyByng Thu 11-Apr-13 18:10:16

Shit, Midori. That is epically poor of him. I'm so sorry to hear it. I hope you're feeling better (vomitly speaking) very quickly. I'm sure keeping hydrated is the key.

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