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Old 02-28-2014, 12:02   #1
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Hello , i'm stephanie lond and i'm new in this forum
i'm not diabetic . i have 1 child and I'm two months pregnant .my mom had GD, when she was pregnant with me. It makes me happy to see you are helping GD women better understand and educate them on how to take better take of themselves and the baby. I am only one of many examples that with the right education and precautions, a healthy baby can to born.

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Old 02-28-2014, 12:05   #2
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Do you have GD or did you have it?

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Old 02-28-2014, 14:01   #3
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Welcome to the forum Stephanie.

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Old 02-28-2014, 22:15   #4
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Hi Stephanie! Welcome - you chose a wonderful community to join. I was diagnosed about a month ago, and finding these forums, and the people that post here, was a blessing. Great advice, lots of encouragement, and ther're always ready to listen. So I'm sure you will find the support and answers that you need.

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Hi Stephanie... I too had gestational diabetes with my second son. But it happened in the third trimester, the eighth month that's why I never took any meds for it.

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Hi Stephanie. I am 54 and was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic almost 3 months ago. I have 4 children and had GD in the last 2 pregnancies. The first time it was picked up at 28 weeks, the second time at 15 weeks. Both times I managed it with diet only. Somehow the fact that I needed to protect my babies gave me all the motivation I needed. It took 16 years for it to come back so I was pretty lucky. I am trying to find the same strength now because I want to lead a long healthy life and see my grandchildren!

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