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Old 09-30-2010, 22:14   #1
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i had a baby 8 months ago before my pregnancy my hba1c was perfect and through out my pregnancy my levels were great but in my third trimester i had unstable levels. which the doctor said was normal due to hormones.

so 8 months on my levels are really out of control i just can't get them to stay right. in my pregnancy i gained 20kgs and since the birth i have been trying so hard to loose weight excersizing 1-2 times a day eating right but i have only lost 4kg. in the mornings i have to do triple the amount of insulin for breakfast and usually after this i am still high my body seams to be rejecting the insulin, i also can't afford to go to the doctor
could my body be rejecting the insulin?
can anyone help?

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i had a baby 8 months ago before my pregnancy my hba1c was perfect and through out my pregnancy my levels were great but in my third trimester i had unstable levels. which the doctor said was normal due to hormones.

so 8 months on my levels are really out of control i just can't get them to stay right. in my pregnancy i gained 20kgs and since the birth i have been trying so hard to loose weight excersizing 1-2 times a day eating right but i have only lost 4kg. in the mornings i have to do triple the amount of insulin for breakfast and usually after this i am still high my body seams to be rejecting the insulin, i also can't afford to go to the doctor
could my body be rejecting the insulin?
can anyone help?
Do I understand correctly that you were diabetic and taking insulin before your pregnancy? If so, you may have developed some insulin resistance during your pregnancy. I am guessing this because of your weight gain, and the fact you are having difficulty losing it. If diet and exercise are not enough...metformin might help. Metformin lowers your insulin resistance and allows your body to use the insulin more efficiently.

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What do you call "eating right"

For diabetics its called "a low carb diet"

Most people are very carb sensitive in the AM meaning a 50 Gr carb breakfast will raise there BG more than a 50 gr carb lunch will. So your body needs more insulin for the same carbs in the AM.

It is a balancing act, carbs and insulin, changing one means you need to change the other one.

since your running high BG after breakfast try less carbs for breakfast.

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Welcome, Abby. Tell us more about your diet, and how you managed your diabetes BEFORE the pregnancy.




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we eat alot of asian wich is basicly stock meat and vegies, i usually include atleast one serve of carbohydrate in each meal eg. potatoe, rice. I have carbohydrates for breakfast eg. wheet bix, toast. is that bad? what else could you suggest?
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hi yes i have been diabetic for 15 years

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oh im also type 1 diabetic

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I would suggest limiting your carb intake. That should reduce the amount of the insulin requirement. It will also help you lose more weight which should lessen any insulin resistance you have developed. If these measures are not effective, I would ask your doctor if metformin might help you.

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I agree with Pam . . . you may have developed some insulin resistance & metformin could help with that. The other thing that will help is cutting out the carbohydrates, especially at breakfast.




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but if i don't have any carbohydrates there is no need to take my insulin and if i don't take my insulin i will get high? thats why i always have atleast one serve of carbohydrates at meal times (usually low g.i). am i completely wrong?

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