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scarednoob Fri 24-Jul-15 10:05:34

I had my tests earlier this week, and technically don't have GD, as I had a fasting level of 4.4 and at the end of the 2 hours it was 7.7. but the doctor said she was going to diagnose it anyway, given how close it is and other symptoms (chubby baby, extra amniotic fluid, peeing ALL THE TIME), and I am totally on board with this as I think if I didn't have it on Tuesday, it's well on its way.

but I am looking at my numbers for the past couple of days and just wondering how they stack up. so I am tending to get fasting readings in the morning of just over the 5.5 threshold and then post lunch/dinner readings from about 5.8-7.0.

do these sound high? I was hoping to stay in the 4's but before I start getting any more drastic with the carbs, I just wondered how they stack up against more experienced people?

mummyneedinganswers Fri 24-Jul-15 11:13:12

I think it Cary's my consultant is very very strict with my reading before food 3.5-5.5 and under 7 an hour after a meal I had a few reading in the 5+/6+ region before a few meals and they threatened me with treatment which is rediculous. To a normal diabetic anything between 4-7.5 is fine but know this as partners a type 1 diabetic , but referring to gestational diabetes they are a hell of a lot stricter. I'm like u don't actually have it but reading came back 7.0 after gtt so they said as it was borderline they would diagnose it to be safe x

mummyneedinganswers Fri 24-Jul-15 11:14:42

And when u say more drastic with eh carbs you have to have carbs in every meal as a diabetic you will get it all explained by dietician so don't cut down because u need them. Its about what u eat is healthy carbs vs fatty carbs which is the main factor x

scarednoob Fri 24-Jul-15 11:28:10

thank you. definitely better to be safe than sorry isn't it?

but it's so frustrating already - exactly the same breakfast as yesterday produced a massive spike at 7.5 today. but I deliberately experimented by not going for a 10 min walk after eating. looks like I will need to do that every time. it's just difficult when you're at work and really busy!

scarednoob Fri 24-Jul-15 11:28:36

and also, who wants that after a bit of lousy cereal? I mean, it's not as if I gave in and stuffed my face with my colleague's birthday cakes or something tasty!

frangipani13 Fri 24-Jul-15 11:33:08

scarednoob have you been seen by the dietitian and diabetes clinic yet? Your fasting levels are higher than mine but my post meal levels have been higher, I've been going for walks after every meal which brings it down usually but today post brekkie I got a reading of 8.5. Total head f*ck isn't it?

scarednoob Fri 24-Jul-15 11:46:12

yep - this is my third day of pricking myself! i am going away for a week tomorrow (at 29/30 weeks, i must be mad) and so i have to email them the results. they sent me away with a metformin prescription, so if i need to start taking it on holiday, i can do.

the walk after the meal seems to be important, if impractical sometimes. i thought I'd try without it, it just hasn't worked.

i know, it's so annoying. i get that we are not machines, but sometimes i think we would be more efficient if we were!

theaveragebear1983 Fri 24-Jul-15 17:16:40

I'm 29 +1 and have been on insulin now for 4 weeks ish and this is my 2nd GD pregnancy. I tend to have fasting Bg of about 4.5, massive spike after breakfast up to about 9 or 10 before i started insulin, then normal range 5-7.5 ish depending on what I have to eat for lunch and dinner. I have 4 units of insulin before breakfast and that has pulled it down to about 6 or 7 after breakfast now. Apparently it's quite normal to have high readings only after breakfast as that's when insulin is 'competing' with the surge of other hormones that are triggered in the morning. Feeling much better now my sugars are more controlled, the only issue I'm having is quite low readings, (3.5 ish) 2 hours after breakfast and having to eat dextrose tabs to pull it back up to 4.

CorBlimeyTrousers Fri 24-Jul-15 20:50:48

I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been managing my GD with diet since diagnosed aft a GTT at 18 weeks. The limits I have been given are 6.0 before breakfast and 7.8 one hour after meals. I have pretty good control now I've got used to it. The dietician appointment early on was really helpful, so do go if you're offered. She said that breakfast is the most difficult meal so no more than 30g carbohydrate at breakfast with 50g each for lunch and dinner. Snacks of no more than 15g carbohydrate. Don't worry about carbs in vegetables. I discovered early on that I couldn't have breakfast cereal at all. It's a total no go - a tiny portion and I'm starving and my levels are still over. Instead I have one or two slices of seeded bread (eg Vogel or Burgen) with eggs or cheese.

Mostly my fasting levels are 4.5 to 5.2 ish. Post meals vary between 6.00 and 7.5 ish but I do worry a bit when they're as high as 7.5.

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