Gestational Diabetes

2catty
By 2catty Latest Reply 2008-12-11 15:19:09 -0600
Started 2008-11-20 16:50:00 -0600

I had gestational diabetes when I was a teenager. Twice as a matter of fact. I had 2 children when I was just a kid. Unfortunately it lead to the diabetes I have know. Since I had another child at a normal age. It was a rough pregnancy and delivery. 10lbs. 15oz. is what he weighed. Talking about ouch!

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Jlynn
Jlynn 2008-12-10 12:16:06 -0600 Report

Hi I can totally relate I had gestational which led to type 1 i believe…Only i went untreated for a long time w/no insurance,. finally got treated 2nd month of pregnancy.. it was so hard throughout the pregnancy!! I was in keto. 3 times and looked like that charachter princess Feona; Shrek!!!
I was told at the 5th month that it was very likely that my baby would be abnormal, deformed and it was best for both of us to terminate!!!! This without proof..
After changing from that Doctor,(LOL) I delivered a beautiful baby girl, perfect!! She is however 70 % deaf. Right ear completely and left ear 70 or so. (said to be likely from excessive fluid..idk)
I wish people with gestational are WARNED to watch for the onset of type 2 and 1…It could HELP so many

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-12-10 12:33:15 -0600 Report

I don't think gestational leads to type 1 so it may be you would have been diagnosed regardless of your gestational diabetes. It's one of those chicken and the egg things because sometimes in pregnancy type 1 or type 2 is diagnosed. They don't really know for sue that in those cases if it really is gestational diabetes or or their diabetes starting to show during pregnancy.

I do know that if you have gestational diabetes in one pregnancy your chance of having it in future ones is about 65% and your chance of being diagnosed with type 2 within 10 years is 20-50%.

2catty
2catty 2008-12-10 20:06:34 -0600 Report

Oh I feel so happy that your baby was ok. I have 3 in total all very big babies. And on top of it toxemia. My gestational and the fact that my babies weighed more than 9lbs. led to type 2. My youngest is 3 and I feel so lucky we made it through good,

Jlynn
Jlynn 2008-12-11 11:20:24 -0600 Report

thanks for your insite…true yet everyone is so very different and so on.
Even Doctors have different views on this…and I did develop type 1 sometime after my second pregnancy( which I had gestational ). Was it because of the gestational? I feel the gestational was surely A sign that I was on the path to Type 1 or 2..
Yet I was told that the gestational would go away after delivery, and so never knew it was a "SIGN" otherwise..

2catty
2catty 2008-12-11 15:15:15 -0600 Report

Do you think that you was type 1 all along? Then when you got pregnant the 2nd time Dr.'s found out you was diabetic and just summed it up as gestational? I have known of this happening. But either way I am so glad your baby and you are o.k. She is your miracle baby. I have one too. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

2catty
2catty 2008-12-11 15:19:09 -0600 Report

You know as a matter of fact. My first pregnancy I took those glucose tolerance test. The Dr. said I had gestational diabetes but he thought I went out between tests and ate. Which I did not because I couldn't even drive yet. So he refused to treat me for it, just because he didn't like pregnant teen-agers. Since then I've heard other horror stories about that Dr. Nut case totally.

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