Hi everyone! This is my first post on this board. Here is my story- I was only slightly overweight (I couldn't even believe my BMI was in that category) at the time of my first pregnancy (140 pounds 5 ft 1 inch). I had terrible trouble with my sugar levels starting around 14 weeks and got diagnosed with gestational diabetes around 24 weeks. I was able to control it with diet and exercise until around 32 weeks when I began taking an oral pill daily.
This time around I am much heavier (185 pounds) and 6 weeks pregnant. I just had my 1 hour test and my a1c tested. I don't yet have the results but due to my history and my BMI that I do have GD a 2nd time. Fingers crossed that I will pass the 1 hour!
My questions are. If you were diagnosed with GD early on what steps has your health care provider taken?. Do you have a different schedule of appointments or do you still only go once a month in the early months? Any special tests or monitoring? Are there any additional concerns with early onset GD as apposed to later onset?
Thanks for all the help and support. I'm getting a bit nervous.