1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2018 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Privacy is important: just a reminder that your posts can be seen by members of the public Guest.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Gestational Diabetes/hba1c/prediabetes

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Ciara86, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Ciara86

    Ciara86 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hi all i was diagnosed with gestational diabetes but my main concern is that it is pre-diabetes/type 2 following this. Am 35 weeks pregnant and on metformin and insulin and feel more than likely will have a diagnosis of diabetes after ogtt after i hive birth, what were u guys hba1c before and on being told prediabetes?? In mmol we dont work in %really.
     
  2. JoycieW

    JoycieW · Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    I had gestational diabetes at age 31 which went away after the birth. I was diagnosed with T2D at age 51. If I had understood the disease and known about a low carb diet then I think the gestational diabetes would have been a warning, I would have changed my diet and I would never have developed T2D. I hope all goes well for you and your new baby! Is this your first child?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Ciara86

    Ciara86 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks so much for sharing joycie- how did u then get diagnosed with it? It is my first baby i am sooo nervous about size and complications as measuring so big and afraid for birth xx
     
  4. JoycieW

    JoycieW · Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    My baby was big but also early, so have your bags packed! It was also a C-section. I went on to have another baby and I was very strict with my diet - but not low carb. Second time around no diabetes, natural delivery and full term but still a big boy. Try to relax and enjoy the experience, if you can. I would look into low carb after you have recovered from the birth and when things have settled down. Please seek medical advice as they will need to take your medication into account. Wishing you all the best! Motherhood is wonderful!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Ronnie_dog

    Ronnie_dog Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    43
     
  6. Ronnie_dog

    Ronnie_dog Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Exactly the same for me ☹️
    Completely untreated gestational diabetes with first pregnancy and now diabetic.
    I manage mine with nighttime insulin and a keto diet.
    Has anyone visited the diabetes.org.uk website? Just staggering!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Ciara86

    Ciara86 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Yeah i am on metformin tablets an insulin also an this week my morning readings keep going up ton5.5-5.7. Really worrying bout effects metformin an insulin will have on my baby. Hba1c done two weeks ago said 33 but have really struggled this week and had biscuits or chocolate of some sort most evenings. Really struggling
     
  8. potty pet

    potty pet Prediabetes · Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Hi, I was diabetic with my last pregnancy ( which was twins) 25 years ago. In those days they only gave insulin and diet. I had a normal delivery for both babies ....it was my 4th and 5 th baby.
    I am now 59 years old , I think I am prediabetic but have never been diagnosed with it. I do my blood sugar rugarly nand have always tried to watch my diet by eating as low carb as I can. I have always kept vey active ie dog walking, gym , swimming etc.
    If your diabetes is controlled then you should not have too big a baby, regular scans will be done to monitor that, don’t worry the metformin and insulin will not harm your baby. Just try and keep to a healthy diet and ask the midwives at the diabetic clinic for advice. Good luck
     
  9. KirstyRobbie

    KirstyRobbie Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Hello!

    I just had my 2nd baby 6 weeks ago. I was told I may have type 2 diabetes following a annual hba1c test in January whilst finding out I was pregnant again. I had it I my first pregnancy gestational treated with insulin and metformin. This time it was insulin, I was induced both times, first labour was quick he was 6lb7oz this pregnancy was more traumatic ( but not because of diabetes) her cord was wrapped around her neck. I was given metformin to take after birth but I had a allergic reaction. My Most recent hba1c today was 43. So the nurse suggested once I’ve settled down and given my body a break in a bout 6 months to go back for another test and try and eat low carb and light exercise. I think as others suggest try and do low carb after your baby if you are bottle feeding, but if you are breast feeding you will need carbs and the extra calories, so try not to stress too much. Just be as healthy as possible not too many processed foods, and eat everything in moderation. Then in a few months time you can get back on track. Believe me your motivation will be your child as you will want to be as healthy as possible for them. Xxx
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  10. KirstyRobbie

    KirstyRobbie Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Hello!

    I just had my 2nd baby 6 weeks ago. I was told I may have type 2 diabetes following a annual hba1c test in January whilst finding out I was pregnant again. I had it I my first pregnancy gestational treated with insulin and metformin. This time it was insulin, I was induced both times, first labour was quick he was 6lb7oz this pregnancy was more traumatic ( but not because of diabetes) her cord was wrapped around her neck. I was given metformin to take after birth but I had a allergic reaction. My Most recent hba1c today was 43. So the nurse suggested once I’ve settled down and given my body a break in a bout 6 months to go back for another test and try and eat low carb and light exercise. I think as others suggest try and do low carb after your baby if you are bottle feeding, but if you are breast feeding you will need carbs and the extra calories, so try not to stress too much. Just be as healthy as possible not too many processed foods, and eat everything in moderation. Then in a few months time you can get back on track. Believe me your motivation will be your child as you will want to be as healthy as possible for them. Xxx
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook