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#1 Sheeva33

Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:34 PM

Hi ladies
I was diagnosed with GD last week. I am struggling getting my fasting blood sugar level below limits. Other than that i am ok. How do you ladies with GD do that? What you usually east before bedtime? How many hours you do fasting for before doing blood test in morning? Thank you

Edited by Sheeva33, 10 July 2019 - 09:35 PM.

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:57 PM

Have you spoke to your midwife/OB/ diabetes educator?

Different things work for different people and different people have different requirements. I’ve had GDM twice and both times were different with different management plans. Please see a professional if you’re having trouble managing your blood sugars. It’s safer for you and for your baby.

#3 Katerina 34

Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:06 PM

Evening (post dinner) snack of something dairy can help. I take my sugars generally 6-8 hrs after my last food the night before. But its your liver pumping out glucose overnight that pushes your fasting BSL up- it’s hard to alter with diet. Both pregnancies I have swiftly ended up on long acting evening insulin. Have you spoke to your doctor/diabetes educator?


Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:13 AM

I agree that you need to speak to someone who can help you control your levels.

I had GD with my fourth and I found taking a walk or some other light exercise after dinner (especially if I had something that I probably shouldn’t have) would help keep my levels within the accepted range.  I was quite often told that my morning levels were actually too low, so mine seems very different to yours and foods that were a no no for most, didn’t really change much for me yet others that were considered ok would send my levels sky high.  So yeah, getting some professional advice would be best for you.

My regular late night snack was a couple of slices of cheese.

#5 Sheeva33

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:17 AM

Thank you! Yes im sending my weekly results to my diabetes educator now

#6 Lunagirl

Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:14 PM

My trick for getting my fasting level down was a cup of Milo before bed. I read that online, tried it and it worked. When I met with the dietitian, she gave the Milo a tick of approval. Obvious caveat that it may not work for you.

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