Coping with early diagnosis

By Jenne Latest Reply 2008-11-19 19:18:00 -0600
Started 2008-11-19 16:46:09 -0600

I was diagnosed with GDM at approx. 12 weeks pregnant, and put on insulin after 4 days of BG monitoring. I'm now over 26 weeks pregnant, and not doing well. It seems no week goes by without having to run for another test or other medical management, and coming up with something to eat 6 times a day is basically just another chore that I have to struggle through. I just moved and had to change doctors and supervising Perinatologists. My previous doctors blew off my concerns about being induced, and every time I see my current doctor he tells me how I have a high risk of C-section because of my weight.

I can't find anything in the medical literature suggesting how to lower my chance of induction/C-section now that I'm pregnant, and I really need suggestions about how to cope with another 12-14 weeks of this strict (and increasingly intensely supervised) routine.

2 replies

cakeybakes 2008-11-19 19:18:00 -0600 Report

I have found when you have questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with your doctor, you have to be VERY firm about getting an answer! Make him stop and spend a few minutes with you discussing your options and finding answers. Tell him it's okay if he doesn't know the answer right then, but you will expect an answer at your next appointment. We have to remember that we are NOT at the mercy of whether he WANTS to spend time giving us answers. We are paying for a service and expect it to be to our satisfaction. He may not have the answer you want, but he should still be able to provide one. Good luck!

caspersmama 2008-11-19 18:57:15 -0600 Report

I do not want to scare you or anything but I too was gestattional diabetic, had to be induced because she was 2 weeks late. Also, although it will go away once you have the baby. I got type 2 diabetes years later. Sp please watch yourself in later years.