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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I had my glucose test on Monday and yesterday got the call that I failed. I did not get an actual number but it must have been pretty high because we are skipping the 3 hour test. Because I am so early in the pregnancy they are classifying it as type 2 diabetes and not gestational. I am really upset and scared, not just for the pregnancy and what diabetes can mean for the baby but also for the future. I know I will do whatever I have to keep the baby safe and healthy so the next 7 months are not to daunting... the part that is terrifying is I have had 3 relatives (both my aunts and a cousin) die because of diabetes. One aunt struggled for years and lost her leg, her daughter/my cousin also struggled for years and lost toes and my other aunt was undiagnosed and ended up having a stroke brought on by symptoms. I have a diabetes education class next Tuesday, really happy they got me in so quickly because I don't remember anything from last time. I am watching my numbers using my moms monitor that she no longer uses but cant even really remember when I am supposed to test lol. I think it is after waking and an hour after each meal. That is what I will go with for now. Anyways, just wanted to post an update.. sorry it is so long emoticon
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    I don't know you, but wanted to say hi and say to hang in there:) I find it very strange that your docs would bump you right to having Type 2 diabetes and not just GD. That makes little sense to me. I don't see how they're going to tell if your diabetes sticks around until after you have your baby. I'd request a second opinion, to be perfectly honest. Particularly because you seem to have a family history. In the meantime, try to take it easy and go with whatever your nutritionist advises. I wish you the best of luck!
    1707 days ago
  • TINY67
    My wife had GD with all three of our children and the only thing that was that all three kids were on the large size. The smallest was 8lb 13oz. Best of luck and like you've been told listen to your doctor.
    1710 days ago
    just listen to the doctors and hopefuly this will go away with the baby's birth.
    1711 days ago
    I had GD and with testing, diet, and insulin it was kept under control and my baby was fine. Hopefully you can keep it under control with your Dr's help and doing all those things. Good luck!
    1711 days ago
    You can get it under control! Talk to Becky, Leah and Carla on our Ninja team - they all worked at maintaining their healthy eating while pregnant. Hugs and prayers!
    1711 days ago
    Diabetes is serious stuff and for those who either don't learn the do's and don'ts or simply don't care, it can be deadly.

    I have read so many stories by spark members who achieved success through Spark that I am hopeful for you emoticon

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    1711 days ago
  • SINGER73
    I have had friends were are diabetic have babies and both are fine. It's all up to you and well you take care of yourself and do what you know you are supposed to do. Testing and watching your carb intake. My mom has had diabetes since 1992 and she is doing just fine managing it.
    1712 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Hang in there, it seems scarier then it is especially given your family history but you and the baby will be ok. Take all the classes you can, learn to measure your foods to get the proper serving and not over load on carbs as they'll spike you big time.

    I've helped my ex, a friend and my current husband all manage theres. It takes diliegence but it is not impossible. You can avoid the fate of others in your family by managing it.

    Hugs and good luck.
    1712 days ago
    Take care of yourself!
    1712 days ago
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