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Gestational diabetes.

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babynumber3eek Wed 09-Mar-16 20:38:06

I'm currently just over 31 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby and have been diagnosed with GD. I have a fairly complicated obstetric and general medical history and know I will have a c-section no later than 38 weeks.

I was diagnosed today following a GTT at my local hospital assessment unit as I've been having 'funny turns' an hour or so after eating and generally feeling pretty unwell. I was due to have a GTT 3 weeks ago at 28 weeks but my DH was run over and very seriously injured - still in serious condition in hospital with a long way to go before he recovers.

My question is really, at this stage in my pregnancy, what should I expect treatment wise? It's making me pretty unwell at the moment and I've got a great deal on my plate with a toddler and long days in the hospital. My levels were nearly 8 fasting and 10 after the 2 hours.

Thank you!

lindsayville Thu 10-Mar-16 08:00:45

Hi I have this. Your levels are quite high which is why you feel funny as such as there is a lot of sugar running in your system. You will get a blood sugar monitor to monitor yourself a few times a day. You will be allocated a diabetic nurse and consultant. With your levels so high I would expect they would want to put you on insulin or tablet medication to try and bring them down to what they should be. If your on Facebook join uk gestational diabetes mums it's excellent for information and diet advice.

babynumber3eek Thu 10-Mar-16 08:11:02

Thank you very much!

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