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gestional diabetes

Hi mamas and mamas-to-be. I found out a month or so ago I have gestional diabetes. I'm seeing an endocrinologist and my sugars have been very good.  My endocrinologist asked me yesterday if I knew when I was delivering? I told her my due date and she looked at me a little strange and said OK. my question: does anyone have this or have had in it the past, and are you or were you given a scheduled induction or c section.  Is that common? thanks
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I get it every pregnancy. Are you seeing an endo because of GD? That confuses me. And no, I did not have a scheduled c section because of it. My doc gave me a script for a glucomitor and supplies and I had to keep a low sugar/carb diet and test my sugar after every meal. In the end I was put in metformin as my diabetes could be diet controlled anymore
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I've had it with my first pregnancy and this one also. I had to go to a dietitian and track sugar levels at home. I had a normal vaginal birth.
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I had it.  Had to check sugar and follow a diet.  Doctor said they wouldn't let me go past 41 weeks if I hadn't gone into labor yet on my own.  Turns out I needed an emergency c-section at 37 weeks for something unrelated (got Hello syndrome).  Challenge is baby size.  If they get to big may have a rough deliver which could lead to c-section.  Go with your gut.  Don't induce if it doesn't feel right.  You will know if something feels wrong.
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If you use FB join the gestational diabetes group. Great support system.
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I have gestational diabetes and I also see a endocrinologist I take insulin shots daily 3 shots a day I am on a low carb diet and I am 37 weeks and 6 days pregnant my doctor is delivering me next week at 38 weeks due to the diabetes I am being induced
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Thanks ladies for all your help
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