Gestational Diabetic

By dealswells Latest Reply 2012-01-13 11:10:03 -0600
Started 2012-01-11 13:12:45 -0600

Hello everyone,
i dont know why i always become siabetic onlly when i am pregnant and then after the baby comes everything comes back to normal, does anyone have a sugestion on what to do? i am going crazy,its hard to be pregnant and not worse when you are diabetic as well, please advice.

Thank you.

4 replies

Young1s 2012-01-13 11:10:03 -0600 Report

I am a mother of four but never heard of Gestational Diabetes until I joined DC. I remember when I was carrying my twins, I was given a drink to test my glucose levels but it was never fully explained to me why. And nothing else ever came of that discussion. It wasn't until I joined DC and read about others such a yourself that I put it together.

I know of a couple of women here that have gone through this but I haven't seen them on site lately. Both are currently busy with raising their newborns, and the rest of their families, so that could be the reason. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If I can remember the ladies names I will let you know. Maybe you will be able to talk with them directly, somehow. Hang in there and be blessed.

jayabee52 2012-01-11 14:42:15 -0600 Report

Howdy deal­swel. WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

My 1st wife had gestational D for all 3 of her pregnancies. Each succeeding pregnancy her gestational D started earlier in her pregnancy. Our last son was born in 1989 and I don't recall exactly what she did for that.

It runs in my mind that she just tried to control it with her meal plans.

Her mother had T2 diabetes in her 50s, her father had congestive heart failure in his 40s. Fortunately after each delivry she didn't convert to T2 as we feared. Finally we decided to stop trying for a girl (all 3 were boys) because of fear that the 4th pregnancy would convert her to T2. At 48 (after she divorced me) she did survive a major heart attack.

Pregnancy sometimes puts a lot of stress on a lady's body. For us who are diagnosed with diabetes stress often raises our Blood Glucose (BG) levels. You may be borderline enough where the stress of the pregnancy will tip you over into Gestational D during the pregnancy.

I pray you will be as fortunate as my ex was, and the birth will resolve your D without converting it into T2,


dealswells 2012-01-12 13:48:01 -0600 Report

Thank you James , this is very encouraging, my first pregnancy was also the same as this one, everythis was ok after the baby came , i am going to be 32 next month, i know i will be fine again after this one, i had the first one early because my pressure was too high , i am praying that this one will be a full term baby, but it is very difficuld for me to manage the diet and the cravings and the stress fro work. Only God can help me with this, i pray He takes me through it all. thank you.

jayabee52 2012-01-12 21:32:02 -0600 Report

I will pray for you and your baby Deals, to have a healthy, safe and full term delivery.

My baby raising days are over and none of my 3 seem to be in any hurry to make grandbabies. (or at least those that they will own up to making! LoL!) 2 of the 3 are married but they want to live as married w/o children for a while. I don't blame them, really. My (now) ex and I waited 5 yrs before our first till I got out of grad school. But our first was "planted" while I still had a few months to go with grad school. My #2 son got married in Oct 2010. He recently told me they're gonna wait for 5 yrs till kids. #1 son just got married Oct 2011. (he hasn't told me how long he's gonna wait). Son #3 @ 22, doesn't even have a steady girlfriend yet.

I am kinda impatient though to jiggle some grand baby on my knees.

My ex is remarried and he has grandkids already. She said it was a real trip the first time the grandkids called her "grandma"

I pray you will have a safedelivery, and a healthy baby!


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