High-Risk Pregnancy

GD moms- insulin question

Last night was my first night on insulin.  I only need to take 5 mL before bed.  My fasting numbers over the weekend were 106, 113 and 102 yesterday.  This morning it was 118.  I had the same breakfast this morning and got 131 afterwards while yesterday it was 121.  My OB said it's ok if a few numbers are over 120 every once in a while and even if I eat the same things I may get different numbers.  The only reason why I'm concerned is my numbers last night after dinner were 139.  But they didn't tell me anything about the fasting numbers, probably because I will see them again next week and they'll review them then.  Should I be concerned about 3 high numbers in a row?  What about the high fasting number (highest so far) inspite of insulin.

ETA:  5 units, not mL.

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Re: GD moms- insulin question

  • Just to clarify, I hope you mean 5 units, not 5 mL.

     

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  • did you have a night time snack?  when i started insulin my numbers were still highish in the morning 100's and my doctor said it that when i take insulin i have to eat more often so the insulin will work, i started eating a bed time snack, cracker and cheese and that helped. 
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  • image juliane2004:

    Just to clarify, I hope you mean 5 units, not 5 mL.

    Yes!  Sorry, didn't quite now what to call it.  They just showed me where on the syringe to stop at, I didn't pay attention to the unit of measure they said it was.  But yes, 5 mL would be much more than the 5 units in the syringe I was prescribed.

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  • image sil222:
    did you have a night time snack?  when i started insulin my numbers were still highish in the morning 100's and my doctor said it that when i take insulin i have to eat more often so the insulin will work, i started eating a bed time snack, cracker and cheese and that helped. 

    I wasn't told that, but I had exactly that as a snack.  I've been having a snack in the evening and wasn't told not to.  Does it make a difference if I eat it before or after the insulin?

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  • Can I ask what made them put you insulin? I have GD and my numbers have been all over the place. Last week I had like 4 or 5 high numbers( 128-145). I have an appointment thursday and am worried about being put on insulin and the possible risks to my baby.  ( have been told things that I am not quite sure are true by other women in the high risk clinic).
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  • image MsTiffani:
    Can I ask what made them put you insulin? I have GD and my numbers have been all over the place. Last week I had like 4 or 5 high numbers( 128-145). I have an appointment thursday and am worried about being put on insulin and the possible risks to my baby.  ( have been told things that I am not quite sure are true by other women in the high risk clinic).
    My fasting numbers were high and there's nothing you can fo about those. They weren't even concerned about the two numbers I had over 120 when I saw them yesterday. They weren't back to back though and one was because no one had told me to not drink juice. I counted it in my carb servings but I guess we digest it differently. I'm only a little concerned about the high numbers two times in a row. I'm more worried about the high fasting number after insulin.
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