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Hi all, I'm trying to understand what being diabetic means for me. I have a few days of readings that seem to be all over the place. When I was soot laws I ha no help or advice from my GP. He just said eat a health diet and there is no need to test at home. I have never had any follow up blood teat from my GP. I bought myself a meter a few days ago as I was experiencing sysmptoms of hypo / hyper. I'm unsure what symptoms relate to what state and I have no idea if I should be concerned about my results. I'm 3 months pregnant and very worried that I'm harming the baby. I have an appt with a diabetic specialist midwife on Wednesday so will ask her to help me. She did mention something about starting a treatment but I dont know what that would be. Please see below my readings. Any help or advice would be great. I test 7 times a day. First is out of bed, then its 60mins after breakfast, before lunch, 60 mins after lunch, before dinner, 60 mins after dinner, and lastly before bed.

Day 1 3.2, 9.7, 10.2, 10.6, 8.6, 10.8, 7.8 Day 2 8.2, 9.8, 10.4, 10.7, 3.1, 10.2, 7.3 Day 3 3.3, 7.5, 10.7, 12.5, 9.2, 11.3, 7.6 Day 4 2.9, 6.7, 8.5, 10.6, 9.7, 12.3, 11.6 Day 5 3.9, 6.2, 8.7, 10.2, 9.6, 10.9, 12.6

Hope you can shed some light. Thanks in advance.
 
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Day 1 3.2, 9.7, 10.2, 10.6, 8.6, 10.8, 7.8 Day 2 8.2, 9.8, 10.4, 10.7, 3.1, 10.2, 7.3 Day 3 3.3, 7.5, 10.7, 12.5, 9.2, 11.3, 7.6 Day 4 2.9, 6.7, 8.5, 10.6, 9.7, 12.3, 11.6 Day 5 3.9, 6.2, 8.7, 10.2, 9.6, 10.9, 12.6

Hope you can shed some light. Thanks in advance.
Hi Rosie :) You are having a bit of a rollercoaster ride there with your BGLs. When you are <4 you are too low and you should be treating this. When you're above 7.7 you're too high... but here endo's say they don't like you above 10. I think that your doc would be considering putting you on medication to help you keep BGLs in control and to assist with your pregnancy. I'd imagine the changing hormones would probably be playing havoc with your BGLs too. Always keep quick acting carbs at hand to treat low sugar levels. I'm not sure what your diet is like? Do you wish to share what you eat with us? It's certainly a balancing act, and even if your doc puts your on medication it will take a lot of work from you too to try and control your BGLs as best you can. We're all different. I know there are other members here that have experience with pregnancy and diabetes so perhaps they will give some info that can help you understand what is going on. :D
 

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Hi Rosie, when you are pregnant they want you to have fairly tight control. Ask your midwife about specific medications or insulins that are safe for the baby. As far as eating, that is difficult too. You need to have a good balanced diet to help baby thrive but you need to watch out for simple carbs. Especially things like bread, potatoes, rice and pasta. Replace those with more veggies and lower carb whole grain breads. So far I haven't found a replacement for rice or pasta, so I just avoid them. I do eat Japanese Shiratake noodles once in awhile and they don't spike me. Now that you have a meter, test 2 hours after meals, record your number. Ask your medical provider what is a safe number. I like to keep mine around 110 or 6.1 or lower. You may have to experiment with diffferent foods to find what works best for you and the baby.
 
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