Dual Flickers and Diabetes

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Registered: 08-27-2012
Dual Flickers and Diabetes
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Sat, 10-20-2012 - 12:06am

I found out today that not only do I have dual flickers growing in there, 1 on the Left side and 1 on the Right side, after a very crazy and stressful couple of days (at an us on wednesday the tech found two babies but only 1 hb) that I also have diabetes. That I had diabetes going into this pregnancy. I'm not sure what to do. I'm allergic to FAKE sugar.. UGH

Siggy
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 3:05pm

Congrats on your pregnancy..  How far along are you? 

So it's not gestational Diabetes?  Did they have you talk to a Nutritionist?  They have some great recipe and food ideas. 

I had a high reading on my first test but went home with a monitor and tested 4x's a day for a week or two and found out that it was ok, especially if I watched my intake of sugars.

 

Wendy

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Registered: 08-27-2012
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 7:00pm

They did some kind of blood test that shows your average sugar levels for the past 3 months. According to that test my sugars were high over the last 3 months, considering I am 7 weeks 4 days now and the test was run when I was barely 5 weeks and a couple of days that means actual diabetes. They are sending me to a program that has nutritionists and counslers.

Siggy
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 12:09pm

you should see if you could do a week long monitor.  That's what I did after my sugars came back high.  They gave me a monitor and some testing sticks.  I tested 4x's a day... a fasting test first thing in the morning, a test after breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Each time I could see what was happening after I ate.  I noticed if I watched my sugar intake that I could manage my sugar lvls.  I figured out that I had been eating a heap of sugars before they tested me that first time... gingerale and bagels .... I was having that for almost every meal and both have a ton of sugar.

Good luck with the Nutritionist..  you'll be ok.  I have quite a few friends with Diabetes, at all different stages.  One who just found out and is adjusting to a new way of thinking about food and what she can eat.  Others that dont even think about it anymore.

 

Wendy

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Sun, 10-28-2012 - 6:05pm

I have an appointment on Tuesday for a 3 hour class on gestitional diabetes (even though they say it isn't gestitional, that I must have had it before I got pregnant). Then they will put me on a schedule, test first thing in the morning, then eat and test again. They will have me eating 6 times a day and testing 30 minutes after the first bite of every meal. It's a hassle but I'll do it

Siggy
Community Leader
Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:58am

I did it 4x's a day and yeah it's a hassle.. but once you figure out what's going on and what you can eat and what you need to stay away from, you'll be ok.

Wendy

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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 3:00pm

funny thing is, I decided to eat what I normally eat and test very often to watch what happens and All my levels have been in the normal range and I've eaten things that if I were a diabetic they would have shot my numbers through the roof. This is BS

Siggy
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Sun, 11-04-2012 - 3:51pm

this is EXACTLY what I was put through.  They surprise tested me at one of my apts and my numbers were high.  They wanted to immediately say I was diabetic.. and they were scheduling me for that horrible 3hour drink thing..  I said please let me retest, so they sent me home with sticks, test strips for 2 weeks and a monitor and I tested...  each time they called me I said "my numbers are normal range.."... they kept saying they doubted it and to keep testing... I kept testing and sure enough none of my numbers came back out of the normal range... I went back, they retested me at the lab and again my numbers came back normal.    After that they left me alone until 3rd trimester and at that test they were betting I would definitely be high...  nope... normal and fine.    Hang in there! 

Wendy

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Sun, 11-04-2012 - 9:41pm

What really sucks is the fact that 1 of my numbers is off everyday. My fasting number is still in the normal range, but high for that time of day, of course I think it is because they want me to fast about 10 hours and after about 8 my body kicks sugar back into my system. My body seems to kick more sugar in my system if my sugar level goes below 90. (body fat breaks down into sugar)

Siggy
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 11-05-2012 - 7:02pm

Mine was insanely low at the fasting one.. like 45-50 or so..  I felt like I was going to pass out. 

If you can keep your numbers within normal range, I would tell them you are going to continue to watch your diet through the pregnancy and let them do that 1hr sugar drink again in a few weeks

 

Wendy