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Glucose after burger & chips!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Doireallyneedanams, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    perhaps, but I couldn’t have been further from low carb prior to my diagnosis and i eradicated them almost completely in the last few weeks. I can’t see why my baby suddenly dropped to the 10th centile from the 50th when there were no problems with my placenta or anything else in my pregnancy? if you start out low carb or on a certain diet presumably your baby will grow alongside that, but if you change it drastically (whichever wa) them it could absolutely have an effect on the baby.
     
  2. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts completely. I would not eat that meal.
     
  3. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll bid 16.

    Any advance on 16?

    Subject to further testing I might cope a little better without the bun, the mac, the batter.
    Still trying to suss out sweet potato fries.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    14.9 for me.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    If you were low carb and not low calorie you would have been getting much better nutrition than before.
    Babies don't all grow at the same rate. At 30 weeks I was told my son would be huge! At 39 weeks 2 days he was an exactly average 7 pounds 11.75 ounces.
     
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  6. Doireallyneedanams

    Doireallyneedanams · Well-Known Member

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    It’s the loose skin that got me wondering. He was born 6lbs3 at full term. I mean he was basically skin and bones, it was really odd. The only thing it could have been was the drastic change in my diet because I did lose weight doing so from 38 ish weeks. These are just my feelings and suspicions though, not facts!

    going low carb from my previous diet did put me in a calorie deficit. My diet through out pregnancy was really awful!
     
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    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

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    I know everyone will react different to eating the meal mentioned but On my own experience since I have stopped taking insulin and I am doing one meal a day eating basically what I want for that one meal which could be a takeaway , roast dinner no food is forbidden pre meal my blood glucose would be 4 - 5 mmol , 2 hrs after it would be 6 - 7 without medication and I have lost 3 stone .
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What was the birth weight?
    How do you define tiny?
    Edit: just caught up with your latest post.

    For comparison, our son was 7 lbs 9 oz at birth and was very wrinkled.
    He had what I can best describe as "old man's legs".
    Not plump but saggy and wrinkly in the thighs.
    His feet were also bent over at the ankles because he was too long for the womb.

    No issue with GD.

    No low carbohydrate diet either, though.

    We are pretty sure that he was under nourished in the womb because he didn't stop eating continuously for the first year.
    By 5 months he was huge.

    So I doubt that a low carbohydrate diet was responsible for a low birth rate or wrinkly skin.
    These things happen.
     
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    notepadplusplus Other · Well-Known Member

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    I reckon just a few decimal points above 11 mmol/L at the 2-hour mark.
     
  11. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You might want to consider watching some YouTubes from Dr Jamie Seaman (Dr Fit and Fabulous) - babies, low carb, womens health and similar is her field of expertise.
     
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