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gestational diabetes

Hi, did anyone develop gestational diabetes and if so, how are you being treated for it?
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Thank you all.
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8650265 tn?1421565413
I have it. Mines just being controlled by my diet. Its done the trick for me so far.
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I currently have GD, I check my blood levels four times a day and am able to control it with diet. Just be careful with added sugar items, my blood sugar wasn't that much out of range when I was tested so I haven't had to do any insulin.
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9358102 tn?1418673367
I was told normal was up to 139 during pregnancy.  Mine were 143 and had to do the 3 hr which I passed with flying colors
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Im not a doctor but I dint believe those numbers are bad .. if your in the 200s then most def a concern but follow what doc says ... its very difficult not to be able to eat certain food in big portions but through prayer I been making it through. .. was this the 1 hour or 3 hour test
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My number was 135 and she said the normal range is between 117-128.
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I only have to poke myself 4 times a day .... but I personally still eat just cut my portions down .. I dnt drink soda just a bunch of water ... for them to give u ou insulin it depends on your levels when you tested... what was your numbers if u dont mind me asking
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9358102 tn?1418673367
No it varies.  I did not have to take any medication at all.  My sis in law did pills and some do insulin shots.
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Thank you for your replies. Does every person diagnosed have to have insulin injections or does it vary by person?
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I was diagnosed with my first. I saw a dietician and specialist every 2 weeks for the last couple months. They sent us to 'school' and taught us how to read lables and how to balance our meals to help keep glucose levels consistent.

I had to test my blood a few times a day and inject insulin once a day, then twice and eventually after every meal to keep everything normal. I followed the diet to a tee  and still ended up being induced a few days early because my insulin levels.
BUT I delivered a healthy 6lb 10oz girl with no health concerns.
It went away for me immediately after i delivered... and you betcha i had a huge piece of cake!
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I was diagnosed with my first. I saw a dietician and specialist every 2 weeks for the last couple months. They sent us to 'school' and taught us how to read lables and how to balance our meals to help keep glucose levels consistent.

I had to test my blood a few times a day and inject insulin once a day, then twice and eventually after every meal to keep everything normal. I followed the diet to a tee  and still ended up being induced a few days early because my insulin levels.
BUT I delivered a healthy 6lb 10oz girl with no health concerns.
It went away for me immediately after i delivered... and you betcha i had a huge piece of cake!
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9358102 tn?1418673367
I got it with my first.  They gave me the little machine to test my blood in the morning and after every meal.  I had a nutritionist show me good foods and bad ones  
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