GESTATIONAL DIABETES

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TWiNKiEMOMMY - October 24

Hi EVERYONE. i AM 26 YRS. OlD & 29 WKS. PREGNANT WiTH iDENTiCAL TWiN GiRLS. i WAS JUST DiAGNOSED WiTH GESTATIONAL DIABETES AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS OR HAS HAD THiS DiSEASE BEFORE. THANKS!

 

evae777 - October 24

i heard it is more common in those carrying twins. most of the time it goes away after birth, but just try to follow the recommended diet...

 

TWiNKiEMOMMY - October 24

Hi Evae, My doc says it is common, I'm just a little preoccupied b/c I have been eating really healthy with this entire pregnancy. I am also discouraged b/c it's so close to the end of the pregnancy. It's also frustrating b/c I have undergone several blood tests and it seems as though I have to take more blood tests everytime a new factor needs to be determined. I'm still waiting for my doc to give me results for two tests I took, which will determine whether I need insulin, pills or it can be controlled by diet. He hasnt given me a specific diet, but I've always been a healthy eater and I am just cutting out a lot of the carbs and eliminating sugar entirely. Have you had gestational diabetes before? Thanks for your help!

 

crrodgers - October 24

One word of advice, especially having twins....PLEASE follow all the rules and guidelines they give you about what you should eat. I know it is really hard but GD causes immaturaty of the babies lungs and having twins, you already risk having them early and the last thing you need is for their lungs to be premature. I had GD and when I went in at 36 weeks to have an amnio done to check on his lungs he was not mature at all. Luckily when he came out and 37 wks 4 days he was fine. GD goes away right after you deliver so you can have a big fat candy bar right away....but in the meantime, try and stay healthy! If you do have to go on insulin, the chances are higher of lung immaturaty...the only way to prevent that is to eat healthy, meaning cut down your carb intake and NO SUGARS....Candy, chocolate, cakes...ect...You can have as much sweet and low as you want but no regular sugar. You should not have more than 40-60 grams of carbs per meal (i.e. one slice of bread is about 15 grams)...Good Luck!!!!

 

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