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6/13/17 12:26 P

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Thank you for the empowering data, I will continue this discussion with my doctor. emoticon

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5/29/17 8:40 A

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If you want to have all the information you need to control your blood sugars, you will need to go through quite a few test strips testing ever 1/2 hour or so after a meal. Once you learn what you are able to eat and how it effects you, you will be able to do a lot less testing.

Research indicates that damage is done to your system when your blood sugars go over 140. If you eat a lot of carbs, you might spike up to 200 very quickly and then it might come down quickly as well. At least if your pancreas is still in good enough shape.

As to the morning reading, at 120 or less, I would not try to adjust things, just keep an eye on it. If it starts getting higher than that, you could consider a small snack before bed. That snack should not be a lot of carb, but maybe a bit of carb and some protine. 1/2 slice of bread with peanut butter works for some people. The 1/2 slice of break would NOT work for me. Each of us reacts different, so testing is very important.

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5/28/17 11:54 P

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So you're saying I should have tested sooner than 3 hours? And is there anything I can do to bring the morning # down? I wish my doc had been more helpful; I feel like I got dumped in the deep end. :(

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5/28/17 10:48 A

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Sounds like you still have a functioning pancreas, so three hours after a meal was long enough for your blood sugars to recover. More important to find out is how high did it get in the mean time. As for the morning, a combination of fasting overnight lowering your blood sugar and a enthusiastic liver dumping sugar to bring it back up is apparently more than your tired pancreases can easily deal with.

However, those numbers are not particularly bad, it sounds like if you simply stop stressing out your system, you should be fine after the baby is born.

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5/28/17 10:38 A

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I have gestational diabetes.
So I tested my # about 3 hours after lunch (and I had far too much sugar, as in a aoda, milkshake, and a latte) and my sugar was 86. I got up this morning about 10 min ago, and it's 118. All I had since I woke up was a sip of water. What's going on??

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