Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

sugar sweet

Well turns out I am sugar sweet. Too sugar sweet unfortunately

I Failed the 3 hour glucose tolerance test so I have Gestational Diabetes. Good news is that it normally goes away after pregnancy and also my fasting sugars were good and the 3 hr test was normal. The hour one and two hour were just over the limit so off to another doc to go on a diabetes diet and get set up so I can prick myself 7 times a day for blood sugars. The symptoms for GD are tired, thirsty, peeing a lot, hunger and headaches. So exactly the same as pregnancy! Bit bummed I have it but better to know it now so I can take care of me and Hobbit for remaining 7 weeks. Although my PT lady thinks I'll go early - lets see ;-)
Hobbit is grand though and we did a scan today. Big tummy and huge compared to last scan. Its an estimate but weighing about 4 pounds 10 oz now - have to careful Hobbit doesn't put on too much weight. You're also more at risk when older for Diabetes 2 so that means really getting my arse in gear and losing weight etc post Hobbit.
So now I am an AMA - advanced maternal age, with SPD - Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction with GD - Gestational Diabetes. Enough initals already !


At 5:15 PM, Blogger Angoraknitter said...

Have you tried the Blue Ribbon Baby? It's great for all pregnant gals, as well as the GD ladies. You can look it up at www.blueribbonbaby.org Sure some of the grammar is a bit alarmist, but skip over some of that and get to the gist of the program.
I'd hate to see a few more labels added to that list, mercy! I did this for my two girls, and they came out much healthier then my son did (I didn't eat right at all with my first).

But one thing I thought about. Without a spleen your liver and pancreas (which makes insulin to digest the sugar) are likely to be over work in having to pick up the slack, they're all interconnected. So a little extra stress (such as a bit o pregnancy). My Grandma (non spleen as well) had DM typeII for a while when she came down with Hep C, but after a couple years, when she'd recovered from the Hep, the DMII went away (which is unheard of). We visited her though during her DM bought...and wow! Mega protein at every meal.
Happy journey towards babyhood...I don't think you're too old either, they are so silly about anyone over 30 it's rediculous.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Angoraknitter said...

Okay here's a more direct link to Dr. Brewer's peice on GD.


Interesting read if nothing else.

At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just saw your comment on my blog about hereditary spherocytosis. I'd be curious to learn more from you! My baby, Patrick, has been going through this since he was 4 and a half months old. He's doing ok now, but there's constant worry that he'll turn yellow again.

Anyway, thank you for your comments on this. Feel free to email me with more info!



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