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Old 05-26-2012, 13:03   #11
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I hate to be the ... termite, in the punchbowl, but. There is yet another possibility.

I belong to a LADA FB group. LADA is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults. It is a form of Type 1 with slow onset. Many members there (not me) were "caught" by the gestational diabetes screening in pregnancy. Whether it was related to the pregnancy, or pre-existing, I do not know. Be sure to get GAD-65 antibody testing. Some women go for years and years with a T2 diagnosis, eating less and less, and getting nowhere in controlling their diabetes. That can be very challenging and disheartening!

Do read the Blood Sugar 101 website, on LADA AND on Type 2, and everything else!

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The annoying thing is that on march 26 (probably near the time I conceived) my glucose levels were already 5.5 (fasting) but nobody bothered to tell me. At my doctors office there is a sign saying that no news is good news.
A few months back I found a bunch of reports from 2006 one of which had my fasting level well over 100 (but below 125) but no one bothered to tell me. I was told all ok and generally told to loose weight. No one even pointed blood sugar issues. I wish I see that doctor again. I would like to kill him or atleast push a cactus up his back side (sorry for the disturbing graphic, but thats what I feel about him)

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fasting blood sugar.

1st one was 7.3
2nd one was 6.7

hba1c (is that right? lol) was 43 and metric conversion I think is about 6 - 6.1 ?
I think these levels correspond with the condition or pre diabetes or a very early state of diabetes which I suppose should be easily manageable, if you try....

I am not sure of the recommendation for blood sugars during pregnancy but if this is inclining towards pre diabetes and type 2 it's a very early stage and as I said perfectly manageable. I found out that I had diabetes when my hba1c had already reached about 13

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My doc put me on Metformin when my A1C hit 6. Do not blame yourself for your BMI, our governments and doctors push the high-carb low-fat lifestyle and that is bound to pack on the pounds, especially if you're insulin resistant. I've lost 40 lbs since going low-carb high-fat and I don't limit my food at all. Except for carbs of course.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:03   #15
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Hi everyone! Sorry about the tie in between!!

I am now 11.4 weeks pregnant. I really had nothing to post before because it was all a waiting game waiting for the referal to the diabetes clinic which can take a few weeks in New Zealand.

Got my meter today, 2 hours post breakfast was 5.2. (around 93.6)

I've lost 15 kilo's since my post post and according to the doctor have a new BMI of 52 from 55!! YAYAYAY!

Having trouble getting the meter to actually prick THROUGH my skin for some reason, if I press hard enough and get it on the right angle then I bleed but it doesn't go through the skin otherwise?! Is this normal? So I just have to press extra hard or something?

Midwife reckons that at all times my blood sugar levels should be between 4 - 6.5 (even post meal) so this should be interesting!

Apparently anything over 6.5 is bad for the baby, she also said that even though the diagnosis is early not to lose hope that the diabetes isn't gestational.. apparently the only way anybody can tell for sure is to wait till after I have given birth and re test then. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is just GD.

If not, I will be booking a gastric bypass!! My brother had/s type 2 diabetes and has lost 400lb he is a skinny little rake now hehe.. but his BG levels have never left normal since 4 days after the Gastric bypass.. definately something I will be looking at after the pregnancy if I do have type 2..

Here in New Zealand if you go on a waiting list you can have a free GB through public if you have type 2 diabetes plus another health problem.. which the doctor said I can put down a weak bladder or something

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I also got told that it would be nearly impossible for me to make it through the pregnancy without insulin at least near the end.. scary stuff.. hypos scare me more than all the needles! 0.o

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I have the best success testing on the outside of my pinkies and ring fingers, not the pads. The skin on the side is thinner and if you rub your finger a bit above where you stick yourself (until the site gets plump and red) the blood comes out pretty easily.

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Hi guys, quick update

I'm now 32 weeks pregnant. My last a1c was 5 so that's awesome news!

Unfortunately I have been put on metformin even though the diet is going well I'm not getting enough carbs and bubs is small for dates, so they want me to up the carbs and take metformin.

Not long to go! Good news is my hospital GP/Obs are working together to see if they can get me a public funded gastric bypass 6 months after the pregnancy.. I'm very excited!

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