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will i get gd in my 2nd pregancy

hello all.
nice to c all mums sharing their stories

Iam 27yrs and ..I was bit depressed during pregnancy becoz of my family issues.I cried alot,the next day only i was diagnosed with diabetes,My sugars were high glucose tolerance test.fasting 119 and later one was 288.it was very high. I was not too big personality (weighing58kgs for 5ft2inches)i was not too big but  I was given diet plan , but it didnt worked out..so given insulin therapy...4 times dialy..morning 2 units lunch dinner 2,2 units and  insulator 8units..and with the balanced diet ..my sugars were totally controlled...i delivered baby jst 1week before my due date. she was perfectly fine weighed 3kgs, my sugars were also came to normal.
i normally checks my sugars for every 3months...recently i got 5.3 fasting.

My dad is type1D and mom is type2.so i had a fear that i went all thru this stress ie y got i gd at this young stage. because i hv 2 sisters elder they all delivered their babies they were all fine , no one got any gds.Iam the younger one at home and im jst 26yrs whn iwas concieved(2006) and

can any body tell me if i become pregnant nowagain..will i get gd again (insulin) or

is there anyway i can plan my pregnancy without having gd..
now my weight is 62kgs with height of 5'2.
advice me







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291531 tn?1193614293
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HI,

You do still have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, just based solely on your already having had this during your first pregnancy--the risk does increase with subsequent pregnancies. However it is not 100% in either direction, yay or nay. The best thing you can do, as suggested by "melaniemac" is to optimize your health before you try to conceive. This does mean losing a few pounds, exercising regularly, eating healthy foods that are high in fiber. Be sure to keep a close eye on your blood sugars throughout this time. If you do develop gestational diabetes again, remember that you did just fine during your first pregnancy and with good care and vigilance, you will again.

Take care.

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It is not just weight and height, it is also a bunch of other factors.  I would say that if you got pg today, you would probably have gestational diabetes.  Stress does play a part in bringing it on, but being pg is stressful no matter what.  

First, you should get in shape and lose some weight before you get pg if you can.  Your Body Mass Index is right there on the edge of overweight, but if you have thick bones and a sturdy frame, you can have a little higher number.  Since you have already had gestational diabetes at a lower weight, you should try to lose 5 to 10 pounds first.  

Second, be sure you eat the right kind of foods- high in fiber and low in bad fats and refined carbs.  Take a multivitamin and practice some stress reduction techniques like yoga or meditation.  

If you get gestational diabetes, be sure to see your doctor on a regular basis and take your insulin as needed.  It is dangerous for the baby to avoid the insulin, but is safe to take if you do so as directed by a doctor.  

Good luck to you
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