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Clockface 05-19-2012 10:37

GD or type 2?
 
I've been diagnosed with GD at 7 weeks pregnant. From what I hear this is impossible and it only comes up later? Does this mean I had it before?

The doctors refuse to tell me either way. I only found out about diabetes because I was in hospital for cellulitis and was worried about the baby, they happened to do a 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 ?

Clockface 05-19-2012 10:43

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.

AnnC 05-19-2012 12:08

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Originally Posted by Clockface (Post 98759)
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.

You're not alone. If you read the older threads here, you will see that most doctors say nothing to people until their fasting blood sugar is at diabetic level, then whack them onto Metformin or insulin.

Clockface 05-19-2012 12:22

I have to admit, I've always lead a very very bad lifestyle (funny enough I never drink alcohol though lol).. I've smoked all my life, I am currently at a BMI of 55.. I brought this on myself.. but I am sure telling me that I am pre-diabetic would have scared the bejesus out of me alone! Enough to at least have had a chance to do something about it immediately..

I had a 5.0 fasting pregnancy one.. they were a little concerned but not overly. After pregnancy of course my fasting years ago from memory was about 3.9.

I always felt I had time to fix my life, biggest mistake ever. I had always told myself that diabetes will never come for you before you are 50 lol. *shakes head* How wrong I was! And I will spend the rest of my life making sure people are aware of my example.

My pancreas thinks I am idiot ;)

AnnC 05-19-2012 12:43

Life and our bodies have a nasty habit of pulling us back into line when we become a bit too complacent.

You've been given a good wake-up, as I was, with numbers that are only just in the diagnosable range, so it's up to us to be grateful we found out before too much damage has been done to our pancreases and beta cells.

jwags 05-19-2012 12:56

With Type 2 , the Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome may be present for as long as 10 years. But usually the fasting bgs are the last to rise. So it is very hard for doctors to identify patients in the early stages of diabetes. The good thing is now that you are diagnosed you can take actions to control what you eat and have a healthier pregnancy. Many people who are dx'd in the early stages of Pre Diabetes or Diabetes can manage their disease very easily. I also think working with your doctor to lose weight will really help your diabetes.

Patdart 05-19-2012 18:32

I'd say you are one of the lucky ones...you are at the early stages and you can bring it under control without a lot of damage to your organs. When mine was found I had an A1C of 6.9 but over 18 months I've brought it down to 5.0 and lost the 50 lbs I'd been carrying around needlessly. You do have time to 'fix' things and get things under control. Your fasting is the last to rise and the last to drop or at least for most of us. You may be able to go without drugs after your pregnancy is over for many years if you adjust your eating.

I do not believe we bring this on ourselves. Our bodies are somehow genetically prone to it and there are many theories about viruses setting it off or just plain genetically predisposed. There are lots of theories, but overweight does not seem likely as there are many overweight types who do not have it and some very normal weight people develop it also. So, don't blame yourself...it does no good!




furball64801 05-25-2012 22:45

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Originally Posted by Clockface (Post 98772)
I have to admit, I've always lead a very very bad lifestyle (funny enough I never drink alcohol though lol).. I've smoked all my life, I am currently at a BMI of 55.. I brought this on myself.. but I am sure telling me that I am pre-diabetic would have scared the bejesus out of me alone! Enough to at least have had a chance to do something about it immediately..

I had a 5.0 fasting pregnancy one.. they were a little concerned but not overly. After pregnancy of course my fasting years ago from memory was about 3.9.

I always felt I had time to fix my life, biggest mistake ever. I had always told myself that diabetes will never come for you before you are 50 lol. *shakes head* How wrong I was! And I will spend the rest of my life making sure people are aware of my example.

My pancreas thinks I am idiot ;)

My brother got it at 17 and my mom at 19 when I was born and full blown type 2 right after that. It can happen to anyone at anytime.

Clockface 05-26-2012 00:28

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Originally Posted by furball64801 (Post 99824)
My brother got it at 17 and my mom at 19 when I was born and full blown type 2 right after that. It can happen to anyone at anytime.

My doc is now saying it's pre diabetes based on my fasting glucose 6.3 and a1c of 6.1. Apparently I invalidated my original test for not eating for 18 hours before hand (not my blood fault the hospital told me not to eat) and having a smoke before hand.

Test from yesterday came back at 5.7 (fasting), no smoking, fasting 12 hours.

How can you be diagnosed diabetic and then pre diabetic?

Patdart 05-26-2012 00:51

By the numbers you are diagnosed...5.7 is close, 6.1 must be the new number.

It really doesn't matter. If you assume diabetic the better off you'll be in the long run...

You will be diabetic if you continue the path you are on, so take a short cut and treat yourself and possibly avoid the hassle of diabetes for a long, long time.

Just my opinion...





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