By randaroo777 Latest Reply 2010-07-15 23:18:33 -0500
Started 2010-07-15 00:27:49 -0500

i found out i had diabestes when i was pregnant 4 years ago. it never went away for about a year now my test results are fine all days except for first thing in the morning when they runge from 120 to 160, but that is only first thing in the morningafter that they range from 110 to 130.

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GabbyPA 2010-07-15 16:39:59 -0500 Report

Here are some articles on gestational diabetes that might help you find out more of what is going on. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles?query=gestational+diabetes

If you are still having numbers like that 4 years later it is likely that you are diabetic. Have your doctor make that final diagnosis and then you can work together on a treatment plan. Your numbers, as Ray said, are not crazy high, but they are in need of treatment, even if you are able to do it with just diet and exercise.

Good to have you here and I hope that you find the support and help that you need.

randaroo777 2010-07-15 22:44:10 -0500 Report

when the doctor done the blood work a couple of months ago they said that everything was normal. i am taking metformin twice a day . i was taking 1000mg the doctor change it a couple of weeks ago to 500mg but the nurse said the numbers was high for first thing in the morning and keep track of it

Harlen 2010-07-15 10:44:20 -0500 Report

You need to see a doc to get started on taking care of it so as it gets ferther along ,make the chainges now befor it gets to bad.
Best wishes

alanbossman 2010-07-15 08:20:39 -0500 Report

Hi, as Ray said us here are not doctors we give advise and support you need to see a doctor and and get tested for diabetes.

RAYT721 2010-07-15 02:22:43 -0500 Report

I don't know the exact numbers for diagnosis but my 135 level ruled me to be diabetic. Gestational diabetes is one of the risk factors for full-blown diabetes so you may consider having a lab work done including the morning fast. Your numbers aren't wickedly high but it sounds like you may (or may not) be officially diabetic. The fact that you are running low (compared to hundreds) and not on meds should give you hope that the right diet and exercise routine just might reverse your condition again or at least keep it under control.

You may have some swaps to make in your eating plan to keep in check and you may find that a little exercise beside chasing the kids around the house will only benefit you. My dawn phenomenon numbers run the same as yours although I can assure you that I have never been pregnant… I only look that way from the side view.

Let the doctor be the official diagnosis! Stick with us for that emotional support and to know that whether diabetic or not, you are not alone.