Gestational Diabetes?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have much of a story, but I failed the one hour miserably but passed the 3 hour with flying colors.  I don’t think I failed any of the blood draws, but I would have to look back to double check becasue it was in December.  

Post # 4
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465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I failed the one hour test and was terrified of having gestational diabetes, but passed the 3 hour no problem. 

Post # 5
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1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had gestational diabetes. Its not a death sentence. By eating right, I gained 14 lbs, birthed an 8 lb baby, and left the hospital weighing less than when I got pregnant. My daughter is almost 3 and I am still following my GD diet, and I feel great! 

Post # 6
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8821 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I failed my 1 hour test (by a point). I passed 3 hour with flying colours. The nurse told me that most people who fail 1 hour will pass 3 hour. Try not to stress!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was diagnosed with gestational diabeties after the 3 hour test.  I was devastated that I hadn’t done something “right”.  My dr assured me it wasn’t my “fault”.  She said that the hormones women produce when pregnant cause their body to break sugar down differently.  In the beginning the only changes I made was cutting out sweet tea (at some meals) and taking my sugar 3 times a day.  The later the pregnancy went I had to be even more careful.  I follow an eating plan from a dietician.. I will continue to follow it after the baby is born so that hopefully the gestational diabeties will not continue.

PS-I’m 41 weeks and have only gained 22 pounds .. Every dr appt has been very good and been normal as far as my health and baby’s health.  Don’t panic!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I had a nurse tell me that the one hour test isn’t always accurate which is why many women have to take the three hour test.  I failed the one hour, passed the three hour and birthed a 7 lb baby and lived to tell the tale!  Don’t worry.  You’ll be fine.

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