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Gestational Diabetes - February 12th 2010, 06:47 PM

So i found out that i have that.
Second glucose test came back abnormal... so apparently i have it.
I was also told that they are sending 'Supplies' To my local pharmacy.

Now what i want to know is wth kind of supplies do i need???
I've tried to look it up but it doesn't say really. and the thought of having to prick or stick a needle in my body scares me.

Now I've also read that it'll go away after i have my baby..
but with diabetes running in my family i don't know if it really will.

Help!?



   
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Re: Gestational Diabetes - February 15th 2010, 08:47 AM

Oh dear, I'm sorry! The good news is that it generally goes away after the pregnancy. You will be at a higher risk of developing diabetes in the future and having gestational diabetes in future pregnancies. It will be important to take good care of yourself to decrease your chances: eat healthy, exercise regularly, etc.

I'm surprised that they didn't explain any of the supplies to you. Maybe they will later. Anyway, yeah, unfortunately you're going to have to prick your finger. But it's not that bad! It only lasts a quick second! If you can't do it to yourself then maybe you could ask a parent, friend, etc. to do it for you. You're going to have to do this because they want to see how your blood sugars range at home when you wake up and after meals. Then after some time, you're going to go back to the doctor and show him a diary of your blood sugars. That's going to help the doctor decide if you should take medication or not.

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