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Does blood sugar gets higher as u progress in ur pregnancy? I noticed that since a week ago my blood sugar I higher and I'm eating the same, well sometimes I snack and sometimes I don't
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Bump. Good question!
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Are you diabetic? Cause if you are then yes! I have type 2 diabetes and it became very hard to control while I was pregnant. The numbers need to be way lower with pregnancy. 60-95 before eating breakfast (fasting numbers) and 2 hours after each meal it needs to be below 120. If it's consistently higher talk to your doctor ASAP so they can adjust your meds. The extra insulin that baby might be getting can cause their heart to thicken which causes them to grow at a faster rate (like steroids). It's bad because they get too big but their organs, lungs and other body systems won't grow as fast.
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And in general to answer your question yes. That's why they should have you do the glucose test any where from weeks 23-26
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Well I have gestational diabetes and I'm on insulin, but like when this week started, the fasting one is been in between 100-110, is been between the 70-90 since I started the insulin, and I'm eating the same, actually I've made soup the whole week because is been kind of cold, so I'm eating less
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Then your sugars are good! 70-90 at fasting is perfect numbers. Just watch your numbers 2 hours free meals, that'll let you know if you are eating properly. If they are to high even when eating low crb and no sugar, then the doctor needs to adjust your meds.
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@geesha, how's everything with ur boyfriend and his friend?
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After meals*
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I'm gonna talk to my Dr then on Monday, thanks ladies
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Your welcome, no problem! :) I've to have my meds adjusted 3x before they got it right, so no worries if they have to keep adjusting yours until they get it right.
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Same thing happened to me, and at the beginning I got so upset cause I hate those needles, but now, I got used to it, I just hope they don't increase it again :((
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Yeah the needles blow! Idk which one you have but the thinnest and best in my opinion is the one touch delica, you can barely feel them, they are so thin and tiny. Most times you can get the starter kit from your doctor for free, I'd ask especially if you have the thick needle one. Those hurt!
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I have the reli on and they're really thin and small, it hurt more because I was doing it in my thighs, and they have bruises all over, but now I'm doing in my belly and it hurts less
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Oh ok, I do it on the sides of my fingers and it doesn't hurt at all.
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Ohhhh u mean for the blood sugar monitor? Or the insulin?
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I was talking about the insulin shots
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I was talking about checking blood sugars lol I take pills fortunately I don't need the shots. I take 1000mg tabs of metaformin 2x a day and then 7.5 mg tab of glyburide in morning and 10mg tab of glyburide in evening.
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I don't like the Dr that saw me when I got the insulin because she put me on it right away instead of putting me on pills first
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I'm really surprised they put you straight to shots! I'm a type 2 diabetic so I had this before I got pregnant and they still didn't think it was necessary to be on insulin shots. If you aren't seeing a perinatologist maybe you should ask for a referral to see one. It's a specialist that deals with GD, diabetes and high risk pregnancies. I love my perinatologist and she is the one that dictates the meds and care that should be given and my regular OB says ok.
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I am in a high risk clinic, last year I was pregnant and my blood sugar were high, so the Dr gave me pills, it was another dr, and the first day that I saw this Dr that gave me the insulin, she said she heard the baby's heart beat but I didn't hear it and talked to me with attitude when I told her and that same day my baby came out, and since then I don't like her, if I see another Dr on my appointment, I'll talk to him about it
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It really depends if u need insulin or pills, if you cant control your blood sugar then you take pills if your blood sugar is not high. But if normally your fasting numbers are high then thats why they put you on insulin. I have a coworker that went straight to insulin and shes a diabetic now but her numbers were crazy high like in the 500 when she did the glucose test. The doc just prob know that pills wont help you. Not to scare you but every pregnancy is different
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Oh wow, I don't niña the insulin any more but at the beginning, I was pissed
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