Hi ladies , well im just looking for some info really as im not finding much of anything on the internet that's answering my questions !
Well i have noticed a lot of posts lately about Gestational Diabetes , and although i hav'nt been tested yet i am starting to worry a little about this !! (because i worry about everything !!) Well i am 22 weeks tomorrow and i had my last app last Friday , all was well except my BP was high :140 over 85 . It was the same at my first app also, but fine the next ! Anyway, what i have read so far is that this is a factor along with obesity , which i would say is a category i fall under,i was 274 lbs at the beginning of my pregnancy , but since changing my diet when i found out , all in all i have lost 6 lbs so far . I do eat healthy and hardly ever eat sugary or sweet foods that contain a lot of sugar , although im not sure if this even has anything to do with GD ??? There is no history of any diabetes in my family , but both my mother and grandmother suffered from high BP ,my mum is on permanent meds for it now .
So ....what im getting at is ....is it LIKELY that i will have this ? or is this a random thing ? Do any of you who have been overweight and had high BP NOT developed this ?? And also is there anything i can do here on in to maybe prevent it before i get tested ? And will i definately get tested ? Nothing has been mentioned to me so far about this and i forgot to ask about it last week !!!!!
Any info is much appreciated girlies , as always
Take care everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx