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Gestational diabetes anyone?

Hello ladies, I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant and found out I failed my glucose tests, top it all off, I'm anemic! So my midwife told me there's a possibility I have gestational diabetes so she sent me to get the 3 hour glucose test in a few days. I'm panicking...anyone else experienced this? It's my second pregnancy.
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I'm getting ready to take mine for this pregnancy...I barely passed with my first. Apparently it happens more than you'd think that women's fail the first tests only to do great at the second and cons back negative for GD

Just relax my OB (been doing it 30+ years) said it happens and it's why there is a longer test cause over 50% of women accidentally fail the first test
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Yes! I had gestational diabetes on my second pregnancy but I controlled my sugar with only diet and exercise! Yes it is hard but worth it.  I am now pregnant for the 3rd time and barely 5 weeks.  I already changed the way I eat so my glucose level won't be high! Change your diet and get a glucometer so you can know what to eat and what not. Good luck!
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Hi I'm gestational diabetic i take insulin 2x a day it ***** but it happens this is my third pregnancy that i needed insulin
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With my first prenancy my test came back borderline. I had to do the 3 hour and then it showed I was fine. They had me do it at 16 weeks this pregnancy as a precaution and so far allbis good.

Do you know how much they said you failed by? There is a big gap for borderline so you may be good still!
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I just found out about two weeks ago, literally right before thanksgiving, that I have GD. I'm 24 and Caucasian, petite when I'm not pregnant, overall healthy, and no family history of diabetes, so it's really a mystery why I have it since I'm so low risk. The dietician said it's all to blame on hormones! Loads of fun. I've been able to control it with diet and exercise alone, we'll see if I end up needing glucose or not. Just remember it's not forever, more than likely will go away once you deliver. Just find new snacks and meals, it's hard at first, I still dream of food. But I read one woman say it's a blessing in disguise because we with GD will gain less weight towards the end of our pregnancy and be healthier for our babies because of our diets. It's not so bad. When I found out it felt like the end of the world!! But I'm making it. Two weeks down and only 10 weeks to go lol. Then I can have dessert :)
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We'll see if I end up needing insulin**
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