10-lb baby was the tip-off.

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10-lb baby was the tip-off.

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Old 06-11-2017, 02:55   #1
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Default 10-lb baby was the tip-off.

In my early 30s had my third child. Baby 1, 2 weeks early, 6#13oz; Baby 2, 2 weeks early, 6#8 oz. Baby 3, 2 weeks late, 10#1 oz. I was an OB nurse and when I saw the last baby, I remember 'freaking out' a little and exclaiming, "He looks like I'm diabetic!" He was born at 6:26 p.m., and my FBS the next a.m. was completely normal. However, I should have paid more attention. Began having periodic near-fainting spells at work and took my own finger stick; got a 44 reading. Several years of reactive hypoglycemic episodes, and yesterday, 40-plus years later, A1c of 8.2. Yeah. I apparently had gestational diabetes that was undetected because such testing was not routine and I had no family history at all. Have had a few GTTs but never could complete one because at 3 hours, I'm so close to unconscious they stop the tests. Had I known the implications back then of the reactive hypoglycemia, I would have put me on a low-carb eating plan for sure. Interestingly, that 10-# baby now also has reactive hypoglycemia as does his sister. He is now going to follow the LCHF path.

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