Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy is more common with older women, obese women, or ones who've had it during a previous pregnancy. I am not obese nor was I prior to becoming pregnant, but I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
The OB office will test you around your 28 week mark. They will do one where you fast and one where you do not. And, of course, you get the joy of chugging this "delicious" orange smoother/drink. Yum, yum!
Upon being diagnoses, I was informed I needed to get a diabetes testing kit. They wrote a prescription out for a rather pricey one but I purchased a less expensive one, and it worked just the same (no need to pay for something you won't use for very long).
If you do not watch and regulate your sugar intake, your baby can become too large, thus making delivery more painful for you...or opt for a C-Section if you cannot deliver vaginally. A diabetic diet will also be recommended for you, and you MUST follow it to ensure you do not overload on sugary products. YAY!!
Also, your child's risk for Type 2 childhood diabetes can be increased if you do not follow guidelines.
You will also be tested every time you visit your OB's office, even if you tested yourself a few minutes to coming in. It is just regulation. Yippy!

After delivery, you will also be tested for gestational diabetes as well as your child. My son ended having low blood sugar after delivery but it got better after a few hours. I am hypoglycemic myself though. You will also be tested for diabetes during your stay in the hospital and will be placed on the diabetic diet while there. Many women who have it no longer have diabetes after delivery. However, some keep it or develop it later in life. These were all discussed with me while I was pregnant.

http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-h…

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
08/31/14
Melissa Middleton
Yuck, but it probably tasted better than what I had. I had two different kinds and I could barely stomach both of them. They were so gross.
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    09/01/14
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    09/01/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Oh, come on now, that stuff was fantastic....soooo tasty. Lol
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    09/01/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Yes, so did I. And the second one I had to fast, and I was starving!
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      09/01/14
      Oh yuck yuck yuck. I can't stand those drinks. And the whatcha-call-it that you drink for a CT/MRI/whatever (can you tell I'm real knowledgable about this, lol?) Is it barium? Whatever it is... that chalky devilish liquid. YUCK.
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      09/01/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Oh, that chalky drink stuff. Gosh, that stuff is even worse. Yuck in deed!
      Haha, I shall now refer to it as "the devilish liquid." Yes, it is called Barium. That stuff always came right back up because I could not choke it down nor keep it down.
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      09/01/14
      Me neither. Most disgusting thing I've had the chance to witness except maybe the cup of sea urchin eggs my friend got when out for sushi, lol.
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      09/01/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Ewwww! I like sushi but I think I'll stray away from sea urchin eggs. Yuck!
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      09/01/14
      Right?! Even she had a hard time keeping them down lol. I love sushi too. She got all this weird stuff on a Chef's Special sorta platter... She gave me one piece, it was a fin of some sort. I didn't think I would ever finish chewing. I'll stick with normal ol' sashimi, lol.
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        09/01/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I had orange flavored. I think I was given a choice and cannot remember if I ever choose a different one or not.
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        09/01/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Ugh, at least you had an option. Lol
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          09/06/14
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          09/06/14
          Melissa Middleton
          It is one of the nastiest things to down! Ugh.
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          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com