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12/23/08 10:24 A

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Try to take everything one day at a time. (I know, this is hard to do.)

6 small meals a day is a good practice to help balance your sugar level. Even if you despise eating in the morning, make yourself do it -- you're nurturing your baby.

Good luck!

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12/21/08 8:10 P

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I know you must feel tired and not very motivated. I would just try to start out with a little bit of walking and increase it every few days. I hope you feel better!



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12/21/08 1:09 P

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Thinking of you, and hoping things will settle down for you once the holidays are over.
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12/21/08 9:12 A

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Some energy but having to do so much Christmas shopping to finish up that I am having alot of pressure in the lower stomach area that it is sometimes uncomfortable. I just take it slowly and set down when I can. My sister is trying to help me get caught up on all of it and that has helped me out. I will be 13 weeks complete Tuesday and man do I feel it. My clothes already don't fit right and around here there are not many places that carry maternity clothes so I am having to try and buy bigger sized clothes but they don't fit right in the shoulders so I am having a heck of a time with clothes right now also. I have also bought the ketones sticks before and will be sure and buy me some more. I really had forgot about them till you reminded me. I hope maybe I can get this under control and baby won't end of being very big I hope.

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12/21/08 8:26 A

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I know when I was pg, I had to go to a high risk clinic because of having diabetes so long and other complications. They wanted my HA1C to stay at or below 6.0. I know it was hard but I was able to do it. 91 to 100 is a good range. Heck that's better than most non-diabetics lol. Just make sure not only do you check your BS but at least once a day you need to check your urine for ketones. Don't know if they told you this or not. If they hadn't, you can get Ketosticks at any local pharmacy. When your sugar does drop too low adn you don't realize it, your body pulls the bile from your liver to use as it's own sugar, and this more often than high sugars is what causes ketones.

Have you started doing just those little things like swinging your legs? Are you getting any more energy yet?

Hope things are getting better.
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12/18/08 7:13 P

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My last A1c was up to a 6 from a 5.48 months ago. As for how far along I am I am 12 1/2 weeks. They have just started to creep up so that's why the med is coming. I do tend to eat alittle more and night and my morning sugars are running real good. They usually run between 91 to 100. She just wants them to be below 105 and they usually are staying low.

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12/18/08 5:26 P

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Ok the next question is are you on a steroidal asthma inhaler? If so they can cause your sugar to go up.

I know how hard it is to eat in the morning but you have to do it. Just keep on thinking I can, I can, I can! Even if it is something small like a few crackers before you even get out of bed. Keep them on your night stand. You may also need to switch to doing 6 small meals throughout the day versus 3 bigger meals. That way you and the baby get enough and you keep your sugars on an even keel throughout.

The biggest thing you can do is get more carbs at dinner time or some time in the evening. This will also help to keep the sugar up better through the night and into the am so you don't bottom ut so easily in the am.

If they haven't done a Hem A1C on you within the last 2 months, they really need to do one. Usually it is done every 3 months but with you feeling so tired, they should recheck it now. How far along are you? The reason I am asking the further along you are, and the longer your sugars stay up, and being so tired, the higher the risk of Toxemia/preeclampsia. They should also be keeping a close eye on your creatinin level both in your blood as well as your urine.

With your sugars running on the higher end you have to get movin' one way or another. You can do it. I know how tiring it is but the want is there, the need most definitely there, keep thinking not only do I have to do it for myself but my baby too. Besides, when that baby comes out and gets to crawling then walking, you are going to need the energy to keep up. Lol.

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12/18/08 5:00 P

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I was an actual diabetic and was taking glucophage till I lost alot of my weight and was able to control by diet. Now that I am pregnant the sugars are starting to run alittle high again. I am supposed to be below 120 2 hrs after every meal and the other night was setting at 196. She told me the further I get into the pregnancy they will continue to get worse and started me on Glyburide because it would not pass through to the baby. In the morning I have to watch because I will bottom because I am not the morning eater but at night stay alittle on the high side from where I am supposed to be. Always one thing or another for me it seems like. I also am having to take more on the asthma inhalers also for breathing.

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12/18/08 4:03 P

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MRSTIGGERFAN,
What are you sugars doing? If it's too high, you will definitely feel like you are dragging your butt on the ground and getting nowhere. If it is too low, you need to start sipping on some type of fruit juice throughout the day and eat a few more carbs. I know it's a pain when you are pregnant and trying to lose weight but you have to be extremely careful with the diabetes. Take it from me, diabetic 35 years. Do you know what your last Hemaglobin A1C was? Have you been checking your urine for Ketones? Even if your sugars are low, you could still be spilling ketones, which could be a sign that your body is dropping too low and rebounding (using the bile from your liver to raise it back up if you don't feel it).

Are you only gestational diabetic or are you an actual diabetic? Do they have you on insulin, pills, or just weight control?

Somethings you can do to work your way up to more exercise is the simplest of things...sit in a chair and kick your legs back and forth. Easy to do while posting lol. You can also raise your knees up, stretch your legs out and do circles with your toes. Every so often get up and bend over to stretch your back (as far as you can go), do some neck rolls while sitting. Anything that will get you moving. These are things to that shouldn't affect your asthma.

Good luck.
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12/18/08 11:49 A

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Mine had been borderline with my last reading down from my first at 130/80. It's my sugar that's giving me fits right now. I have been getting anywhere from 2500 to 7500 steps on different days but when I do to much I really drag. My asthma is also taking a beating with the cold air coming it.

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12/18/08 11:44 A

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Think of the health of your baby you are carrying. Walking is good for you and the baby. Take baby steps (so to speak). Start out to do 5 or 10 minutes. Once you get started you will probably find yourself doing more. There are 2 & 3 minutes Leslie workouts on YouTube you could try doing off and on during the day.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGYOOP93wsM

The link to the 2 minute one is on the right side of the 3 minute one page.

My daughter had an appointment with her doctor Tuesday while I was there. I went with her and got to hear my new grandbaby's heartbeat. Melody's blood pressure has been high the past couple of dr visits. He has put her on medication and told her to get as much rest as possible. I bought her a Leslie DVD and left instructions with her and SIL for her to start doing what she could of it. Told her the same thing I just told you, think about your baby.



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12/18/08 11:42 A

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I hope so Jen. I never thought this would zap me so bad as my others did not. I am older and have alot more medical problems though now than I did with the others. So frustrating!!!

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12/18/08 11:33 A

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I can not give any advice on the subject, I haven't had the energy as well and no pregnancy to speak of! But I will say that if you do try and just take the time to do 10 minutes each day of an exercise, it will more than likely end up being more than that and it will help you to build up your energy.

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I have not done much exercising except the walking I do it town since finding out that I am pregnant. I have been extremely tired and battling the diabetes has really been a chore. It's so hard to muster up the energy and need to get back to the walk dvd's. On my second prenatal appt I had lost 3lbs but would like to lose what I gained back before the pregnancy. So frustrated because of the lack of energy and hope it gets better soon. Any suggestions on what to do?

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