anyone else have this problem?

By laurafaye Latest Reply 2015-03-16 15:41:41 -0500
Started 2015-03-07 09:56:49 -0600

I'm a t2 am not on any medication for my t2. This is my first pregnancy since I've found out I'm t2. I guess this is more a question for the ladies out there. The further along I am into my pregnancy the harder it has been for me to keep my blood sugars up during the night. During the day the highest I've gotten is 120. during the night I wake up out of the blue and check my lvls ( I just randomly wake up off and on all night). I've increased my intake and even added sweets to try to stop this from happening but it still does I can eat and less then 2 hrs later be in my 50s at night .any advise would eb wonderful at this point thanks

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-16 15:41:41 -0500 Report

Hi Laura,
I don't know.much about diabetes during pregnancy. I do know a lot about BG dropping. It happens more often than not. You need to inform your Dr. as soon as possible. I read James

reply to you, you need to follow his advice as to proteins. When you do do drop drink some orange juice right away. For a
glass of oj put a couple spoonfuls of real sugar and stir well.
Drink right away. Follow up with protein. Like a couple hard boiled eggs or something like that. Congratulations on the
upcoming birth of your first child. That truly is a blessing.

jayabee52 2015-03-07 11:41:15 -0600 Report

Howdy Laura,
Congratulations on your new "bundle of joy"!

The mother of my 3 sons went into gestational diabetes with every pregnancy. That was before I was Dx'd T 2 or we knew much about diabetes.

You wrote "I've increased my intake and even added sweets . . . . "

Sweets may not be the best way to go unless you are already in a hypo situation. (you might find this discussion useful for the next time that might happen ~ The reason it may not be the best way to deal with the problem is eating sweet things can buy you a ticket on the BG (blood glucose) "roller coaster" where you have a sharp spike, followed by a crash. That can lead to having a low BG level which may need corrected.

You also do not say of which foods you have increased comsumption.

I would recommend increasing the consumption of proteins, specificly proteins which have an animal source. Proteins (in general) digest slowly and provide nutrition for the major portion of the night. It is also quite good for the developing child as the amino acids in the protein are some essential building blocks for the child's development, along with the nutrients provided by vegetables and fruits.

However I suspect you've heard the nutrition lecture by your OB by now, I just want to keep your BG levels from bottoming out by recommending you eat more protein. It is good to avoid veganism at this point (if you ever were) since your growing child needs to get enough of the 9 essential amino acids, and they are only found in sufficient quantities by consuming meat and eggs.

I pray that this helps you and your baby, and also that you have a healthy gestation and safe delivery of a healthy child.


Mallacai 2015-03-07 10:45:16 -0600 Report

Hello laurafaye, try testing with another glucose meter and see if you get the same results. Check if the strips are expired?