Hi sweetie! I was just diagnosed with having it last week and was totally bumbed out and scared. Since then I have gone to a dietitian and had a nutrition class and learned how to use the glucose meter (Accu-Check compact)
I am following the "Carb diet" so to speak - it's really not a diet.....because I'm eating pretty much what I want.......just watching the carbs and sugar very very closely.
I'm not having a problem with it and it seems to be under control now that I have been on the diet.
How are you doing? What problems are you having?
HOpe you are managing ok - and how far along are you???
IT'S A BOY!
Hi, thanks for replying, i also have type 2 diabeties...it wasnt properly controlled before my pregnancy and seems even worse since.....i am still waiting to see a dietician, so im not sure what you mean by following a carb diet...i have cut out sugar obviously and watch everything i eat, but that is really hard to do sometimes as well....ESPECIALLY being pregnant LOL oh and i am 16 weeks gone.....I know a lot of it is common sense....but it just gets so depressing not being able to eat certain foods and then if you do eat that little bit of something you shouldnt, your sugar levels go sky high and end up feeling guilty !!! also they are still trialing the amount of insulin i am taking , so hopefully when we find the correct dose it will keep under control.....Im just so scared how my baby is going to be affected.....My step brother and his wife lost there baby on Feb 14th ( valentines day ) she was type 1 diabetic.....they let her go till 38 weeks, but should have induced her at 36 weeks, her baby was put through too much distress !!They are going to sue the hospital for negligence....I am due to have my triple screening test next week and am terrified about it....diabeties can apparantly cause deformities etc....sorry if im going on, but im jnust sick of worrying about it.....I also have to see a retina specialist on monday as i havent been able to see very well the past week...they say i have sweelling and some bleeding behind my right eye...apparantly some diabetic women do get this in pregnancy....so hopefully it wont be a long term thing...anyway thanks for listening
ITS A GIRL
will be induced late Sept early Oct
Hi Sweetie, you are not alone....
My wife has been diabetic for 3 yrs now and has two daughters from her first marriage in which she was not diabetic for wither of her pg's or before. It wasn't diagnosed until her youngest was alomst one.
It's not only sugar that's important to watch but also any carbs whic break down to sugar. If you need a snack to hold you over, protein is the best since it takes longer to break down. I haven't been on today cuz Val has been suffering with a horrible migraine and has been tossing her cookies. Seeing a dietician will help alot. So will monitoring your glucose levels very regularly. Val has been lucky so far to only have a diet control and no insulin. But now at 27 1/2 weeks her levels are slowly creeping up on her. Diabetics also have high chance for very large babies. Val will go for nst's the last month of pg (or so) . nst's are non-stress tests of the baby to check for heartrate, fetal movement and if she's having any contractions. a high risk doc is watching her carefully. And of course, with whacky levels, this will affect your eye sight. There are many women who are diabetic out there (whether gestational or not) that have decent pg's and deliver babies who are very healthy. Antoehr thing they watch for is, when you deliver, the baby may have a low blood sugar reaction and need a bit of inlusin. this does not mean the baby will be diabetic though, which is good. If you have any more questions, I'm here for you and so is my wife. Sorry it took so long to get back to you and we hope you are well. have you felt your little one move yet ? If not, it'll only be a few more weeks. write back when you can...take care Chris
Hi Chrislove, thanks for replying to me.....I know exactly what Val is going through with headaches, i feel like i have had a headache now for the last 2 months...I have also suffered a few blood noses...Ahhhh the joys of pregnancy LOL I dont think i have felt the baby move as yet....a couple of weeks ago i felt an odd little feeling, but nothing since then....Do you know much about the triple screening blood test ? I am due to have that this friday and am feeling quite frightened about it...Its been recommended that i have it done as i am 34, turning 35 this October....and also the diabeties was mentioned ! Is this because there is more of a risk when you are diabetic ? Anyway thanks for listening
ITS A GIRL
will be induced late Sept early Oct