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Glucose testing Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13

If this isn't the right place for this, I apologize ahead of time.



I was wondering if since I'm GD, am I going to have to keep testing after the baby is born? Or do I get to put my glucose meter away until next time? I didn't have GD with my first pregnancy, but I did this time around. I was just curious how that worked, TIA :)

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
29th Mar '13

Gestational Diabetes should resolve itself after you give birth. They might want to monitor your glucose levels while you're in the hospital, but not for too long.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
29th Mar '13

You will stop testing

Sarah Beth Cline 2 kids; Missouri 246 posts
29th Mar '13

My Dr had me quit testing after delivery and I have to go in 3 months for blood test. They did check me in delivery as I dropped in sugar and had to drink juice.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13

I wasn't sure because normally (when not pregnant) I tend to have problems with being hypoglycemic, so it was odd to me that I had GD when I got pregnant lol it was a whole different annoyance all in itself haha

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" I wasn't sure because normally (when not pregnant) I tend to have problems with being hypoglycemic, so ... [snip!] ... hypoglycemic, so it was odd to me that I had GD when I got pregnant lol it was a whole different annoyance all in itself haha"</blockquote>




I am hypoglycemic also and had gd. Made my hypoglycemia a lot worse during pregnancy. I asked the dr so why does my body make too much insulin and it doesn't make enough Is my body just crazy lol pretty much yea is what She said

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
29th Mar '13

With my first I had gd but it was diet controlled so they didn't check mine after birth. With my second I had gd and I had to be on meds for it so after birth they checked my levels every so often for like so many hours. When I was in labor my sugar kept dropping so I had to keep eating something every couple of hours. You know how hard it is to force your self to eat jello when having excruciating contractions. .. almost impossible :(

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" I wasn't sure because normally (when not pregnant) ... [snip!] ... so why does my body make too much insulin and it doesn't make enough Is my body just crazy lol pretty much yea is what She said"


Yeah, that was pretty much the explanation I got too.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" With my first I had gd but it was diet controlled so they didn't check mine after birth. With my second ... [snip!] ... hours. You know how hard it is to force your self to eat jello when having excruciating contractions. .. almost impossible :("


That makes me kind of nervous lol...I know that blood sugar dropping can be a very scary experience. I've passed out once from it and that was the last time I ever let my sugar get low enough for that. Though I would rather deal with hypoglycemia than diabetes.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" That makes me kind of nervous lol...I know that blood sugar dropping can be a very scary experience. ... [snip!] ... that was the last time I ever let my sugar get low enough for that. Though I would rather deal with hypoglycemia than diabetes."</blockquote>




Yea I've never passed out thankfully. During labor I got dizzy and told the nurse so she checked my sugar and it was low so she made me eat more jello but I really couldn't when it was full blown contractions. I tried it was very hard.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16152 posts
29th Mar '13

It's not uncommon for those who suffer from hypoglycemic episodes to be prediabetic on a non-pregnant basis (hypoglycemia can be a symptom of diabetes as weird as it sounds). And prediabetic women or those who are normally hypoglycemic are therefore more sugar sensitive in pregnancy. Normally up here in Canada doctors will have you continue to test and eat carefully for 6 weeks following delivery because that's the window of risk for becoming type 2 diabetic as a result of the GD.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" That makes me kind of nervous lol...I know ... [snip!] ... it was low so she made me eat more jello but I really couldn't when it was full blown contractions. I tried it was very hard."


Well, I must say, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with a crazy body -_- My doctor knows of my history with hypoglycemia, so hopefully they take that into account. I don't remember being forced to eat anything when in labor with my son, so maybe I was GD with him too and just didn't know it lol

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" It's not uncommon for those who suffer from hypoglycemic episodes to be prediabetic on a non-pregnant ... [snip!] ... carefully for 6 weeks following delivery because that's the window of risk for becoming type 2 diabetic as a result of the GD."


That would make sense. Type 2 runs in my family, so it wouldn't surprise me. My GD has been diet controlled though, I haven't had to do any shots or any medicine at all, so I guess if I continue on this path, I should be alright. I am mostly wondering all this because they're talking about bringing me an "It's a girl!" cake in my hospital room because I didn't have a baby shower.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16152 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" That would make sense. Type 2 runs in my family, so it wouldn't surprise me. My GD has been diet controlled ... [snip!] ... this because they're talking about bringing me an "It's a girl!" cake in my hospital room because I didn't have a baby shower."


I was diet controlled all 3 times too, never any meds. I was still told to be careful for the first six weeks. But quite frankly that first days I didn't care, I still ate a chocolate bar while they stitched me up, I just pushed out a baby and I'll eat whatever I darn well want, lol

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" I was diet controlled all 3 times too, never any meds. I was still told to be careful for the first ... [snip!] ... I still ate a chocolate bar while they stitched me up, I just pushed out a baby and I'll eat whatever I darn well want, lol"


That was my main motivation for asking because I didn't want them to waste their time. Lol I guess even if I am diabetic, ONE time eating something bad for me isn't going to kill me (probably...)