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Glucose test and gaining weight

I've been eating a lot of carbs thru my first and now second trimester. The last appt the doctor warned me that a 7lb gain in 1 MTH is unhealthy and I need to ease up on processed carbs unless I want to find myself pricking myself with a needle 4 times per day. How have you ladies been eating and gaining? Also what should you be doing right before the GD test (not eat, not eat carbs, sugar etc)?
jessleigh78

Re: Glucose test and gaining weight

  • Your consumption of carbs is not indicative of how your individual placenta + pancreas = processes sugar. Diet has no effect on the diagnosis of GD.

    You could be vegan or Paleo (read: limited carbs & sugar) & still test positive for GD. A dear friend of mine eats cleanly, is not obese & still has GD. It's luck of the draw on how your body processes sugar while pregnant.

    That said, processed carbs & sugar aren't really good anyway. So, for general health it's a good idea to limit them. If you want to make the transition it's a good idea anyway.


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  • @beebe84 : you should follow whatever instructions your doctor/lab gives you before the GD screen.

    I was told to eat normally for the days before then fast the 12 hours prior to drinking the goo. Others are told to eat a protein heavy breakfast. It varies. So you need to ask your provider for specifics so you get accurate results.


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  • Your doctor is trying to scare you with that comment. Gestational Diabetes is an insulin resistance that is effected by the hormones your placenta is manufacturing. I have gestational diabetes.
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