Sue has to go do a 2 hour Glucose Tolerance Test this morning Im going She might have Gestational Diabetes with this perg
Sue has to go do a 2 hour Glucose Tolerance Test this morning (I'm going). She might have Gestational Diabetes with this pergancy too like with Jonathan. Man, she's pretty freaked and I guess I am too. Wish us luck. I had a GTT yesterday morning myself to see why I can't lose any more weight - I'm on the low sugar side.
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I've been diabetic for about 8 years now, if Sue manages well, it will just be a few months again. There are more tools to manage that situation than ever before. God Forbid she is gestationally diabetic, which incidentally is incredibly common (about 5 percent of women, some say higher some say lower, but it's probably higher), I recommend (remembering I'm NOT A DOCTOR, just a DIABETIC):
- Talk to an endocrinologist, or an ob who is VERY familiar with it
- Take Humalog if you can and you doctor agrees, it's a great insulin - very fast acting, and leaves the body quickly
- Use a One Touch Ultra - it's the fastest blood glucose meter, it needs VERY little blood and it's very small. You can also check your forearms, and that saves wear and tear on your finger tips
- Check blood sugar 4 to 8 times a day. It will be a little more expensive, but knowledge is power. You wouldn't check your plane's altimeter twice a day, why check your blood sugar similiarly?
- Use some software management solution. I recommend my GlucoPilot Diabetes Manager for the PalmPilot, but there's also InTouch, HealthEngage for the PocketPC, and others.
Be well, be positive, be strong.