@bubblesmtu Since your fasting number is the least likely to be controlled by diet, having elevated fasting numbers could definitely lead to medication. Last time, I was told that they want less than 10% of the readings for the week to be above the cutoff. However, as my fasting numbers started to climb towards the cutoff and were occasionally above it by a few points, I was threatened with insulin. That annoyed me because my OB was fine with my numbers, but the place that I was sent to for monitoring was very militant and would make me feel guilty if any readings were above the cutoff. I think they're used to dealing with non compliant patients, but I don't respond well to scare tactics. I never ended up needing medication and played around with my nighttime snacks/routine to try to keep it more under control.
Mango517 said:Also, I can't wait to get the automated lancet thingy I ordered from Amazon. The worst part of this so far has been the mental hurdle of jamming a lance in your finger 4-6 times a day.
Baby #3 on the way due 8/19/17
Thanks to the medical school that is Google, I've read up on GD and the prescribed diet plan you need to follow after diagnosis. At first I was trying to do almost no carbs and that was a disaster. However, after a few days of following the guidelines I found online I have to admit I'm feeling loads better. Besides my iron supplement kicking in, I think it's especially the eating at regular interval thing that's helping me the most. Before pregnancy I was so used to relying on hunger cues to let me know it was time to eat and waiting for those signs during pregnancy was causing far too long to go by between meals and snacks.
@bubblesmtu I think it is interesting that we both have leg cramps and GD. I ordered my spray and it should arrive soon. You have given me hope it will help may fasting numbers as well.@PinkPrincessPiper Good luck at your test tomorrow.@SarahBethBR Thanks for the night time snack advice. My fasting numbers have been just within the ok range for the last few weeks so if they go up any more that I will check in with my doctor about doing that.We are having a heat wave and it is really suppressing my appetite. I hope once it cools down it gets a little easier again, but right now eating 6 times a day is a struggle.
Questions for those who are testing their sugars: are you using an alcohol wipe on your finger prior to testing? Also, are you testing 1 hour after you start a meal or 2 hours? I had an OB appointment this morning and she wasn't thrilled that the monitoring place can't fit me in for another 2 weeks. Since I still have my glucometer from last time, she wrote me a prescription for the lancets and test strips. She just wants me to test my fasting and after 1 of the meals every day for now. Since it has been 5 years, just trying to remember some of the basics.