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4430052 tn?1355003242

Gestational diabetes

Just found out today that I have Gestational diabetes. Not to amused.  I ended up doing the 3 hour test. Where in the first hour 2 blood tests where done and 2 pee tests where done, then 1 blood and 1 pee test for the next 2 hours.  Trying to pee 5 times in 3 hours was a pain. Anyways they told me most of them came back normal, but a few came back insanely high.  Which was enough to say I have it.
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4654179 tn?1595183520
good luck. I bet things at first will be hard but you can do it.
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4430052 tn?1355003242
Right now, they want me to go see a diabetic specialist to learn how to properly eat. I kinda know how all that works already being I can list about 8 people in my family that have/had diabetes.  So diet, exercise and they want me to monitor my glucose levels daily. As of right now they said I don't need medication or insulin. Nor does the baby need extra moderating. I really don't get how they determine how you have it cause from what I understand. The very first one blood/pee test came as it should, low.  The next 2 extremely high, then the next 2 took an extreme nose dive in the other direction.  ( Like from  over 200 down to the mid 70's, in about 2 hours)  So I don't know if the to high ones are what got marked with red flags or the fact the lvls dropped that quick.
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4654179 tn?1595183520
sorry to hear. what are the steps they are making you take now. is it just change in diet?  I took 1 hr glucose test at about 13 weeks because diabetes runs in my family but that one was good. now I have to do it again in a couple weeks n in hope i pass that one too.
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