I am not sure why drinking milk the night before will affect your fasting blood glucose, should not have any difference.
If it's higher by 0. Something is still ok, but if it is by 1 will be considered high.
For example, my target is 6.6 after meals, if I hit 7.6 will be quite high.
I had GD for my first and few years later am diagnosed with diabetes. Now with another child, have been monitoring from the start. Basically I try to cut down on carbo especially white rice, hor fun, etc.
Hi Sarah,Hi mummies, i was diagnosed with GD recently... It is so depressing as this is my first pregnancy and don't want to hurt my baby and myself.
I am hoping if any mummies can share with me some GD diet recipes and some tips on how do you curb hunger throughout the day.
Thanks in advance..
I dont eat white rice anymore, i change to Brown rice, and count to 12 tablespoons per meal. I eat alot of meat n vegetables instead. i also make sure to have a fruit after my main meals to satisfy my sweet craving. Chinese pears so far are the best, they're really crunchy and sweet.Hi Natassja,
I have tried wholemeal bread and biscuit too but my numbers seems to go up... I have cut down on rice very much... I haven't had soda drinks for the longest time...
10 is really quite high... The limit my doc gave me was 6.7Hi Mummies! I did the glucose tolerance test yesterday and was informed that my reading was 10.1 (which is supposed to be quite high) and apparently I have low red blood cells too.
They scheduled me for an appointment to go back to the Day Care Centre in 5 days time to do the test again and I have to be observed in there for a day. They will also get the dietician to see me etc and teach me how to prick my fingers etc.
Kinda depressing and I really dare not prick my fingers.
The nurse who called me told me to eat steamed and boiled food starting from today, and no noodles.
Anyone has similar experience to advise me pls.
Tks for the encouragement @MummyAiko.10 is really quite high... The limit my doc gave me was 6.7
I find it difficult to prick my fingers too... But have to do it for the little one.
At least try to manage it, better than to let it reach the point of requiring insulin injections.
I attended the one-day course today. Had to prick the finger b4 every meal and 2 hrs after every meal.Do U girls follow strictly for three meals or occasionally still indulge?
My reading was high too. Before fasting is 4.4 and after glucose drink become 10. Dr just ask me to watch my diet and prick finger to test after 2 hr meal.I attended the one-day course today. Had to prick the finger b4 every meal and 2 hrs after every meal.
was taught to take total of 5 meals a day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. and have to adhere strictly on food intake.
The nurse also keep asking me to take insulin injection because my reading was high.
My reading is arnd 6.8 to 7.8 when taken 2hr after meal. consider high.My reading was high too. Before fasting is 4.4 and after glucose drink become 10. Dr just ask me to watch my diet and prick finger to test after 2 hr meal.
Want to check with U girls. After U eat n test 2 hr later is your level within normal range?
Rachel thanks for reply. Do U strictly cut down on all outside food and only eat home cook? I am worried if I am back to work will my reading be this good. Did U retest ogtt again?Hi Bunny,
I was gestational diabetic too back in 2011 when i had my girl. My reading was high after the glucose drink. However, each test before meal and 2 hours after meal my reading is normal. Hence, i am never put on insulin throughout pregnancy.
depends on individual body. Dietitian said that I can take white noodles such as bee hoon, kway teow, bee tai mak but my readings went really high. These 2 days I have only been taking whole grain bread and brown rice and reading went below 8. And it was within acceptance range before meals.Ladies can I take Siew Mai or small cha Siew bun kind of food for snacks?
I am trying to find snacks that I can eat. The wholemeal biscuit is giving me sorethroat sigh.depends on individual body. Dietitian said that I can take white noodles such as bee hoon, kway teow, bee tai mak but my readings went really high. These 2 days I have only been taking whole grain bread and brown rice and reading went below 8. And it was within acceptance range before meals.
Siew Mai has fatty meat in it. Preferably not because may be difficult to break down. But then again, it is dependable to individual metabolism rate
That's great. Good to hear all is going well.Seen my gynae last week and submitted my readings to him!
Cool! I have lost even more weight (slimmer than before pregnancy) but baby is gaining a healthy weight and my blood glucose reading has been acceptable. Gynae advised to take reading once a week I am still careful with my intake though.
Counting down to my full term ... ... about 5 weeks more Hope everything will be smooth.
Your 7.8 is ogtt test or finger prick test? If ogtt then is mild GD.Hi gals, I just did my test recently and i was told that the cut off was 7.7 but i got 7.8
Doc told me no need to prick fingers cos my bb still falls under the normal weight however have to watch my diet, basically 5 small meals and cut sugary and carbo stuffs.
May I know is 7.8 is consider high? I'm a carbo lover and these few days with decrease carbo is really a torture for me