Monday, February 12, 2007

Just in case you thought this pregnancy was boring in any way.

Remember the glucose tolerance test I did?

Well can anyone say "Gestational Diabetes?"

Unbelievable that at just 10.5 weeks (when I did the test), I could possibly have Gestational Diabetes. Yet that is what the doctor is telling me I have.

It is a bit of a shock really. Googling it, I found numerous medical sites that say that if you get this in the first trimester it means an increased risk of birth defects and miscarriages amongst other joys.

I have the 12 week ultrasound next Monday. Please let there be all the bits that should be there, no problems and a healthy looking baby. Oh and if I can be so rude to ask, can we have a low risk of downs as well? Thanks.

I have to make an appointment with the Gestational diabetes coordinator, start monitoring my blood 4 times a day and drastically change my diet.

oh and pray a lot!

Like I needed another thing to worry about.



At 10:42 pm, Blogger KikayC said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog. I just want you to know that I've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 9 weeks. I'm PCOS and my RE told me that my risk of having GD is much higher thus the early testing but I've been lucky enough that I've been tested early, I've been watching my diet too.

Do not worry much. I'm sure everything is just going to be fine. I know it's easier said than done.

At 11:04 pm, Blogger Tuppence said...

Hi Bugsy
I wouldnt worry about getting gestational diabetes so early, having PCOS we are proned to it, i know cos i got it with my 3rd pregnancy i had a bit of sugar in my urine at 8 weeks so like you i had to do the 2hr test and it came back positive so i had to see the diabetes educator and dietition i found out i had it at 13 weeks, it just meant my ob could keep regular checks on me, if you change your diet and do plenty of walking and drink plenty of water you should be fine and may not need to go onto insulin, i eventually did but was on very low doses but i was on bed rest so i couldnt exercise. so good luck with changing your eating habbits cos you know its for a good cause and plenty of walking ......Sharon

At 12:45 am, Blogger Heather said...

The good news is that you have a plan of action and they caught it early. I do think that PCOSers are more prone to getting it. I hope that everything goes smoothly for you.

At 10:07 am, Blogger three minute palaver said...

Oh Gaud Bugsy, I'm a little worried for you and the baby. I'm glad your 12 week scan is very soon, so you can have reassurance and answers very soon. I'm thinking everything will be fine and have my fingers crossed for you. I also have PCOS and everytime I test for GD, I have been at the lower end of borderline and controled it with a low GI diet.

At 12:36 pm, Blogger Robin said...

Wow! But it seems like you are pretty informed and on top of things. My sister-in-law had GD with my nephew and was able to control it pretty well with diet and exercise, however my nephew did weigh 10 pounds 5 ounces when he was born!
Just know that it is going to be okay.

At 3:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there:) Just a lurker coming out of the wood work- Sorry to hear of the GD, I hope this is easy to manage and does not get in the way of a smoother pg. I have pcos too and have been taking Metformin for it, (and now pcos symptoms are almost non-existent) and need to take it for my next pg to reduce the occurence of GD (or so they say.) Best of luck to you

At 4:06 pm, Blogger three minute palaver said...

I forgot to add, I've been taking Metformin for the PCOS for 1 and a half years and have been instructed to continue taking it throughout this pregnancy. (As I 'm sure you know already) it's a drug often associated with diabeties. and it's is supposed to have some benefits when pregnant but I can't remember what they are? I don't question much of my Dr's advice, I just take the prescriptions and hope they are right about everything.

At 5:47 pm, Blogger Katt said...

Big hugs to you hun.

Sounds like its a fairly common thing with people with PCOS so lets hope its not something we need to get seriously worried about (apart from the mini elephant sized baby).


At 9:34 pm, Blogger Drew said...

Hey hon - I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with G.D., but fortunately you have it detected so early into the pregnancy so you can at least do something about it now. It will be difficult (on top of all the other worries) - espeically with the diet and coping with cravings etc. I hope everything works out and you will have a nice healthy sized baby in six months time. On the upside it will also mean your doctor will be keeping closer tabs on you - making sure everything is perfect every step of the way!

Also just to let you know - I have at least two girlfriends who were diagnosed - and ended up having healthy beautiful babies. So try and stay on the positive side. :) Hugs to you.

At 9:45 am, Blogger LabiaLady said...

crap! When will you get a break? Hope the U/S goes well...

At 11:24 am, Anonymous SandyR said...

Hey sweety :) Glad the GD was pickd up early so you can be pro active and stay on top of things. A day at a time hey? Will be checking in whenever i can to see how you are going, you are in my thoughts

At 2:08 pm, Blogger Em said... least you'll get fantastic care and monitoring of the situation. Hey, you may even get more scans! I can't wait to hear your big news.


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