(Closed) Does excessive thirst=gestational diabetes?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m at week 17 now. During my early pregnancy (and I mean week 1 – 6 or 7), I had extreme bouts of thirst. I’ve had several tests since that time and I’m completely normal.

Post # 32
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Evie19:  I don’t think it means GD.  I passed my glucose test and I have been super thirsty, which I told my OB and she said that your body is just asking what it needs or in my case what was lacking of, so drinking more fluids, eating lots of fruits helped me, especially watermelon.  

Post # 33
412 posts
Helper bee

I drink a TON of water and second trimester was so thristy all the time. My husband put a full brita pitcher (the extra large one) in the living room in the evening and I’d drink almost all of it in a few hours. I had my GD test and not only do I not have GD but I was 1 point from the bottom of the lowest normal value for fasting # and even after the drink my sugar didn’t get above 118 (cut off is 180-200). I literally am more in danger of having too low blood sugar. If possible I’m the opposite of diabetic. I drink a TON. It’s good for you. I haven’t so far had a UTI or many of the other issues lots of pregnant women get and drinking lots of water is good for so many things in pregnancy. You are making a lot of blood and ambiotic fluid and flushing toxins. Your body is doing amazing things and it just needs you to keep giving it water. 

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