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Week 22 update Holly Ferry Due September 10; 16 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 4 posts
1st May '12

Oh boy...you guys seriously need to edit the Week 22 update. EVERYTHING you said regarding GD is wrong. I know this isn't a medical board-but at least do your research and don't fall into the myths surrounding GD and other types of Diabetes. I am a T1 diabetes (for 14 years). I am on my 3rd pregnancy. I am a moderator of www.diabeticmommy.com.
What resources are you using for your information????
First off, just because you feel a test is "a pain in the ass", doesn't mean you should discourage your readers from taking it. If they are pregnant...they better get used to doing things that are a pain in the ass! Talk about harmful information. This test-where you drink a disgusting syrup-does nothing to harm the mom OR the baby. Why would you tell mom's not to take the test?
Secondly...diet is NOT the only reason that women get GD. The placenta puts out hormones that mimic insulin and block the insulin receptors. You can have the most "perfect" diet and exercise and still end up with diabetes-all forms (T1=autoimmune disease; T2 or GD).
There are so many myths and mis-information regarding diabetes-and you are just adding to it.
Please fix your wording regarding the causes of GD and remove this: Lastly, if you're a woman who's been careful to eat right and stay active (you know who you are - you're having a "fit pregnancy" and already felt good about your body and health going in), this test falls under the category of "completely optional" - especially since it's a pain in the ass.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12

I don't see any false information.. :?

KH. TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Texas 4107 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Vindictive:" I don't see any false information.. :?"



:!:

[♥Permanent♥] 50 kids; Georgia 2956 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Holly Ferry:" Oh boy...you guys seriously need to edit the Week 22 update. EVERYTHING you said regarding GD is wrong. ... [snip!] ... and health going in), this test falls under the category of "completely optional" - especially since it's a pain in the ass."


i actually get the same weekly updates from BG as I do from the woman who wrote the what to expect books!! IJS

~ZackarysMomma~ 1 child; West Virginia 268 posts
1st May '12

uhm you can also get GD from being overweight and pregnant and also if it runs in the family...just sayin....im 13wks and already have it....but thats bc im overweight and diabetes runs on both sides of my family....

Holly Ferry Due September 10; 16 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 4 posts
1st May '12

You CAN get GD from being over weight-but that is NOT the only reason. If they are going to only point out a bad diet as the cause...then they need to add the other reasons as well.
And most importantly: these people-like the authors of What to expect and those who write these updates-are they endocrinologists? Do they study diabetes? Nope-they just take general outdated information and use it.

~ZackarysMomma~ 1 child; West Virginia 268 posts
1st May '12

I didn't say that being overweight was the only reason...but it's whatever I'm movin on to the next forum...

1st May '12

Holly is right. And oh my goodness, not knowing you have GD because someone said it's not important if you're super healthy in general is just SOOOOOO dangerous!!!! Not only for the mom, but if you don't know you have GD your baby can end up being big a condition call macrosomia, which can cause shoulder injury during delivery and it can put your baby in the NICU. I mean, if you have a lot of sugar in your blood that isn't being treated by your pancreas your baby will make extra insulin on it's own and when it's out of all the sugar after birth, it's blood sugar will tank. I mean, seriously, this isn't stuff to play around with. Nor is it ok for someone's inexperience with Diabetes to cause parent's extra turmoil during what is supposed to be the happiest time. The misinformation here is not that you will be offered the test, but that if you're a healthy person you can't get it so it's completely optional. Do you think Angelina Jolie was unhealthy? She had it for her last pregnancy. Welcome to reality, where just because you're skinny, bad things don't happen to you. Take the test, and change the information on here!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Holly Ferry:" You CAN get GD from being over weight-but that is NOT the only reason. If they are going to only point ... [snip!] ... these updates-are they endocrinologists? Do they study diabetes? Nope-they just take general outdated information and use it."


Did you even read the update? It doesn't say that's the only way to get it. It says that's what it is most often caused by.



Quit bitchin' about nothing.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Leslie Strotman-Wilden:" Holly is right. And oh my goodness, not knowing you have GD because someone said it's not important if ... [snip!] ... reality, where just because you're skinny, bad things don't happen to you. Take the test, and change the information on here!"


If you don't have ANY of the risk factors for GD, you don't need to have the test. Angelina Jolie did.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Vindictive:" If you don't have ANY of the risk factors for GD, you don't need to have the test. Angelina Jolie did."


http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/suppl_1/s103.full

1st May '12
Quoting Vindictive:" If you don't have ANY of the risk factors for GD, you don't need to have the test. Angelina Jolie did."

No body's being rude here dear, please refrain from showing your backside in public like that. Go to the Diabetes.org website. Yes, you usually have risk factor's but some don't. That's the truth of it. As a woman with Diabetes, I know a bit more about it than the average person. I would appreciate it, if you would like to have a conversation about this, that you throw away all of your preconceived notions on the topic, and let's actually have a healthy discussion about it. I don't have a problem being proven wrong, but the article telling people that basically if they don't shovel cake into their mouths on a regular basis they shouldn't worry about it, is a concern as it should be. Not just for me, but for you as well. As a mother, or a pregnant woman, don't you think it's important to let doctor's tell you you don't need something, instead of having mother's take it for granted because someone or something they trusted told them not to worry about it? If you don't find this irresponsible then I'm afraid for you and any future or current pregnancies you may have. Undiagnosed Diabetes of any kind during pregnancy can cause all types of problems, including miscarriage and stillbirth. You cannot tell me that, it's not important to get tested for this no matter who you are, and feel comfortable with that. If it's as simple as drinking something nasty and getting some blood drawn, why would you try to tell people that it's not important to do it when the risks of not having it done far outweigh the "pain in the ass" it may be? I understand that part of your hostility is out of fear of being labeled, but the truth is Diabetes is not something you should be ashamed of getting. It happens to people for any number of reasons. Truth be told, if you aren't genetically predisposed for it, you won't get it no matter how you live your life. So let's all agree that we will not take the term/label Diabetes as a slight, and move on from there with education and advocacy!

KH. TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Texas 4107 posts
1st May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Leslie Strotman-Wilden:</b>" No body's being rude here dear, please refrain from showing your backside in public like that. Go to ... [snip!] ... let's all agree that we will not take the term/label Diabetes as a slight, and move on from there with education and advocacy!"</blockquote>




Many women deny tons of testing during pregnancy. I myself denied most of the testing that is "so important" to do. Why do you feel the need to come onto a random site and complain how it is put together? If you don't like it leave. If you truly had an issue with it you should of contacted the site creature instead of causing this nonsense in a forum.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Leslie Strotman-Wilden:" No body's being rude here dear, please refrain from showing your backside in public like that. Go to ... [snip!] ... let's all agree that we will not take the term/label Diabetes as a slight, and move on from there with education and advocacy!"


How was I rude? You don't like the truth, huh?



FYI, I refused the glucose test with my last, and will with any future pregnancies. :lol:

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st May '12
Quoting Vindictive:" How was I rude? You don't like the truth, huh? FYI, I refused the glucose test with my last, and will with any future pregnancies. :lol:"


Also, if I took everything that a doctor said to heart, just because it came out of their mouth, I would be in a much worse position than I am today.



Doctors shouldn't be trusted "just because".