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Gestational diabetes anyone? – November 2015 Babies

I need help with interpreting my latest 2-hour glucose testing results. Two is enough for me! Women who develop GDM during pregnancy are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, previous research has shown. The absolute maternal weight is often used as surrogate. It can also lead to a condition called eclampsia, which can cause seizures in the mother and is the second leading cause of maternal death. Of course, it’s not unmanageable and of course you only want a happy healthy baby so you’ll do what’s needed but it’s totally okay to cry & feel upset too. You can you eat three small-to-moderate-size meals and two to four snacks every day, including an after-dinner snack.

I just wanted to say hi to everyone on the forum and good luck to the rest of the moms out there who are dealing with GD! OR 0.99 (95 % CI: 0.95, 1.03) for each interquartile range (IQR) increment in second trimester PM2.5]. Analysis was restricted to singleton births in the 5 years 1998–2002 among the 142 135 mothers with one previous birth. I resolved to follow a strict gestational diabetes diet (albeit with real, whole foods instead of the artificial sugar-free substitutes the hospital nutritionist advised me to use!) and exercise as often as possible. If you’ve ever done any type of diet before where you count (weight watchers, calorie counting, etc) this is the same thing. For me it’s been super easy but I’m also not really into food pregnant like I am not pregnant. I was a little heavier like 10 lbs to start this time but I am much more active then I was the first time.

The nutritionist will have lots of suggestions but there are a ton of resources online too. Good luck!! Among the risk factors for gestational diabetes, an increased body mass index (BMI) value correlated significantly with increased insulin concentration (p < 0.001). Nurses ring me from CUMH every second day and are great. They'll give you a plan to follow based on carb intake. Even if 74.6 is for fasting overnight (after 8 hours) it seems pretty good. Also, the later in pregnancy you got it, the less likely you are to have it recur. My nutritionist doesn't want me to worry about minor carbs like how many in my ranch dressing, or how many in eggs, or cheese. An absolute weight of >90 kg at booking has been used to classify pregnant women as being overweight. These genetic defects increase your risk for preeclampsia and placental blood clots. Just make it a healthy snack & you’ll be fine. Not a big deal, doesn’t hurt. Monitoring myself after having him saved me from DKA. We obtained data only for births associated with a Massachusetts residential address.

For me it’s been super easy but I’m also not really into food pregnant like I am not pregnant. I had to make sure I was eating a certain amount of carbs, protein and fat at EVERY single meal, and I had to eat at least 2 snacks per day. The nutritionist will have lots of suggestions but there are a ton of resources online too. Good luck!!

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