Does excessive thirst=gestational diabetes?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Excessive thirst isn’t necessarily anything. I go through spurts like that now but if your at all concerned about it call your doc. As with all these things, it’s better to error on the side of caution. The test isn’t invasive but if they still make you drink that crap then, just yuck. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not gestational diabetes, but my father is diabetic and his first symptom was insatiable thirst. Apparently it’s pretty common in diabetics. Definitely something I’d bring up.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Evie19:  not necessarily. I had the same random excessive thirst and no GD. Keep drinking And let your doc know next time you see them.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Evie19:  You sound just like me. I feel like i am on a never ending quest to quench my thirst. I did tell my doctor about it and he said its nothing to worry about. There will be GD testing down the road but for right now wanting water in large quantities is just fine. The way i see it, nothing can really change the outcome of the testing, so might as well drink water and eat cookies (in moderation) as you see fit 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Evie19:  No he said it was normal and not to worry right now.

lol @ the truffle 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m not sure what the deal is, but I’m exactly the same! I’m almost 33 weeks now and I’ve been like this all through my pregnancy. I get up at least 3 times a night to drink. I was worried about diabetes too, but no need, my glucose test turned out fine! I’m just chalking it up to yet another weird pregnancy thing 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I felt like I was excessively thirsty during pregnancy, and no GD.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

How much during the day is ‘lots’ of water? 

I think general rule of thumb is your weight in lbs divided by 2 is the number of oz you should drink. So for me at 160lbs I should drink 80oz of water a day. If you’re pregnant you would probably need a little more to counter the frequent pee breaks and the fact that you’re growing a tiny person. 

Because you have diabetes running in your fam tho, I would also recommend talking to your doctor, but Dr Google is a recipe for disaster sometimes. 

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