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  • #16
    I was in the same position as your friend. Both sides of the family have it and I was told that I would be at higher risk. I craved Chinese food and PBJ sandwiches. The doctor told me that those were two of the worst things I could be eating.. She should research on what foods to avoid and that is the best control she can have.

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    • #17
      I like to research stuff on the Internet, so here is a good resource about gestational diabetes
      http://familydoctor.org/online/famdo...tions/075.html

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      • #18
        Hey this is right up my alley! I like to research online too! Thanks for that link. It has proven to be quite informative. It is nice to see people like you in the forums. A genuine person. Just looking to help out a fellow friend! I say KUDOS to you!

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        • #19
          I have heard that gestational diabetes is a fairly common occurrence, and often needs to be treated by a change of diet.

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          • #20
            hello friend

            I want to share some information with you about gestational diabetes.

            If women are suffering from gestational diabetes their blood glucose should be measured every 8 to 10 days and they should be given 6 to 10 units of Insulin injection before breakfast every day so that problems to them and their baby can be minimized.

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            • #21
              Dear stdiabetes


              I must say that I don't agree that every woman with gestational diabetes has to have insulin. In some cases, the diabetes is only severe enough that change in diet and daily monitoring of glucose levels are all that's needed.
              (I had to change my diet and test my sugar 4x's a day, I didn't take any insulin because the change in diet caused my body to be able to handle it on it's own. My sugar levels were OK as long as I stuck to my doctor prescribed diet and exercised.)

              In any case, tell your friend to rely on her doctor - she may not develop diabetes. Although her chances are higher, it is a hormonal issue and unfortunately, if you're going to get it you're going tio get it. There's not really any remedy or prevention for it. My friend is a sweets junkie-even more after she got pregnant- and she never got it--- I got it and I rarely have sweets!!
              Hope this helps!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by yankeecandle333 View Post
                It is such a great time in a womens life, yet to have to worry it makes it hard. She needs to be on top of healthy living. All the important things......Diet, exercise, and meds if needed(check with doctor). She has to be aware of how she is feeling and what her body is telling her. With all that in mind checking with the doctors office is always the safest way check if she has gotten it. Some of the foods you want to watch for are the ones that turn into sugar. White bread and rice for example.

                Hope that was helpful!?!

                yankeecandle333
                Being on top of a low carb diet should definitely do that trick. This is an especially serious form of diabetes since it puts both the mother and the unborn child at risk. But like everything else, taking responsibility and making smart lifestyle choices goes a long way.
                Last edited by admin; 01-22-2008, 10:21 AM.

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                • #23
                  I had gestational diabetes with all three of my children. I didn't have to have shots, just watch my sugar intake and check my blood sugar several times a day. After each birth, the diabetes left with out any problems later on. As for the babies, it made each one of babies a little bigger at birth than the last one. My last two had problems with jaundice, with the last one having to stay an extra night to be under that light. Gestational diabetes does not have to be a problem, usually. Just do as the doctor tells you and you should be all right.

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                  • #24
                    I was told with gestational diabetes that the percentage of women who get GD during pregnancy is only approx. 5 out of every 100 women. Overall that is better than I thought I was going to find out.

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                    • #25
                      Gestational diabetes is something that only the mother can get, hense: gestational. It can cause undue stress on the fetus though if not controlled. Most women do not need anything more than a controlled diet, though a few do need insulin. You do have the chance of developing full blown diabetes later, although, as a woman who has had gd three times- I have never developed regular diabetes. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor. He can tell you what is best for you and your unborn child.

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                      • #26
                        Natural remedy type? Well, pregnant women with diabetes should use insulin injections to keep blood-sugar levels under control.

                        During the term of pregnancy, these women need to increase their insulin dose. Generally, insulin requirements increase most rapidly between about 28 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

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                        • #27
                          gestational diabetes is for pregnancy, and we know that her baby will doubles the size for it consumes more of the glucose that the mother has.

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                          • #28
                            I'm not sure if anything can be done once you have the baby. If both sides of my family had diabetes, I would just adopt. I wonder if she had a surrogate mother if the result would be the same?

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                            • #29
                              HI,


                              Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes.

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                              • #30
                                Gestational diabetes may not cause any symptoms. Pregnant women diagnose oral glucose tolerance test. In almost all women with gestational diabetes, the condition can be controlled through diet and careful monitoring of glucose level. After delivery to eat a balanced diet, take regular exercise and maintain the correct weight for your height.

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