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Gestational diabetes

Discussion in 'Metabolic Disorders' started by Survivor, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Survivor

    Survivor Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    My daughter has been diagnosed with GI and has been told that her blood level of 7.4 twice in a week requires insulin 4 times a day.

    We are very confused as my daughter was in her first week of monitoring and as her levels where as low as 2.8 or 5.6 she thought she could have the odd treat. She did and she knows why they went up so would like to have a chance to put them straight through diet

    The dr said the 2.8 must be a machine error:rolleyes:

    We were told in clinic that a lady the week before had a 7.2 and could say why so
    Altered her diet.

    My daughter is not getting the chance.

    With the 2.8 we are all really worried that this amount of insulin could be dangerous at the low point.

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you
    Love & light xxxxx
     
  2. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    I used to work as a pharmacist at a women's hospital and we saw lots of pregnant ladies with GD. 4 times a day insulin is normal. GD is potentially harmful for the baby and isn't treated like other types of diabetes. And management by diet alone isn't a safe option.

    She should talk to her midwife or the doctor if she has any concerns about the treatment they are giving her
     
  3. CarolineN

    CarolineN New Member

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    I agree with Tashanie. This needs to be explained properly by the doctor or midwife and monitored carefully. The baby's health is paramount.
     
  4. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    From reading survivor's post it doesn't seem to indicate to me that her daughter is a baby (though I'm sure she'll clarify for us), I think that was just something Tashanie was raising in her post.

    Survivor, you/your daughter always has a choice. The best thing to do, if you're unsure, is to speak to the doctor/consultant and get more information from them so you can be reassured that the correct decision has been made (and you can always ask for a second opinion from another doctor too).

    All Love and Reiki Hugs
     
  5. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    Since the title of the thread is gestational diabetes - I am assuming her daughter is pregnant...................
     
  6. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    Ah, fair point... big words in the middle of the work day eluded me. ;)
     

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