3rd Trimester

GD Help/Tips/Advice...?

My levels have been way too high at every finger pricking time. And I mean waaaay. I have been following the diet plan exactly (eating the right amounts of the right foods, and completely avoiding the bad foods). I've even done my exercising (light amount). I called the office and they said to wait until Thursday and if it's still really high to call back and they'll have me come in.

Anyone else that is following the plan exactly having any issues with keeping your numbers down? I can't think of anything I can do. I mean I guess there really isn't much. I haven't cheated the plan because I know this isn't just my health, but my baby boy's health too. I really wanted to avoid insulin or pills but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.

Anyone have any luck to where it was looking bad and after a few days things went back to normal? 

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Re: GD Help/Tips/Advice...?

  • This is my 3 rd pregnancy, and I have had GD with all 3. I am in Glyburide 2.5 mg twice a day because I could not keep my levels down with just diet. It helps my numbers stay where they are supposed to be. Your doctor might try different things out. Good luck! 
  • If it's just 1 day, it might just be off, but if you continue to see that pattern you may need medication.  If you do, it's not the worst thing in the world.

    I was unable to control with diet and exercise after a while, and have been on Metformin since 28 weeks.

    Have you posted this on the high risk board? A lot of us over there have GD. One woman was having off #s and realized she'd been consuming regular soda, instead of diet. Maybe it's something as simple as that.  

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  • imageHuneyofJeremy:
    This is my 3 rd pregnancy, and I have had GD with all 3. I am in Glyburide 2.5 mg twice a day because I could not keep my levels down with just diet. It helps my numbers stay where they are supposed to be. Your doctor might try different things out. Good luck! 

     Is that just a pill? Any side effects?

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    imageHuneyofJeremy:
    This is my 3 rd pregnancy, and I have had GD with all 3. I am in Glyburide 2.5 mg twice a day because I could not keep my levels down with just diet. It helps my numbers stay where they are supposed to be. Your doctor might try different things out. Good luck! 

     Is that just a pill? Any side effects?

     It is a pill. So is Metformin, as another poster is on.  I have no side effects from it. If your doctor does prescribe medication, ask your doctor and also the pharmacist about the medication. Sometimes, high numbers are out of your control and it gets frustrating.  

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    If it's just 1 day, it might just be off, but if you continue to see that pattern you may need medication.  If you do, it's not the worst thing in the world.

    I was unable to control with diet and exercise after a while, and have been on Metformin since 28 weeks.

    Have you posted this on the high risk board? A lot of us over there have GD. One woman was having off #s and realized she'd been consuming regular soda, instead of diet. Maybe it's something as simple as that.  

     

    Thanks. The lady that gave us the class was making it seem like we failed if we needed medication. Ugh. I feel better knowing that it just happens. I didn't post on the high risk board. It didn't even occur to me. But I just went over there and read a bunch of the posts. Very helpful. And yes it's just one day so hopefully it is just an off day. Thankyou.

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  • If you do have to go on Meds it's not the end of the world. I chose Insulin over the pills. The only negative was the shot. Turns out it hurts less than the finger pricking!
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  • I just started on the GD diet 2 weeks ago but I've already noticed I can't eat strawberries or I get high numbers.  they also told me to stay within 15-30g carbs for snacks and breakfast and 45-60g carbs for lunch and dinner but I found I get better results if I have the 30g for my snacks but stay closer to 45 with my meals.  if I get too close to 60g I have high numbers.  maybe try eating different foods or the minimum they want you to have for meals. 
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  • My morning numbers (fasting and before lunch) have been consistently high since I started on my GD diet. This is most likely due to the fact that we are usually more resistant in the morning than any other time. 

    Nothing I did diet wise would help so now I am on Metformin. Even then, after 3 days it hadn't changed so they have doubled my dose today. Fingers crossed for better results over the next few days.  

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