1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2022 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Hello - I'm new!

Discussion in 'Gestational Diabetes' started by JW71, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Orchid

    Orchid · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Hi JW

    Really glad you got things sorted out. I felt very tired those first 12 weeks, the baby is doing of developing and growing. Have you had any sickness, or are you one of the fortunate ones who gets away with it, some mums do, some don't. Unfortunately I got it really bad! :mrgreen: But all worth it in the end :D

    Take Care

    Orchid
     
  2. SWMHO1

    SWMHO1 · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Hi all,
    I'm relatively new to all this too... diagnosed with type 2 last August, on 2g Glucophage per day, plus 150mg Sitagliptin. Been having major tum problems with the Glucophage, tried normal metformin, but that too gave me a dodgy tum.
    Tried to carry on as normal, but just don't seem to be able to keep the medicines down. Spoke to diabetic nurse on Monday and they advise stop all tablets, get new blood test and may have to go on insulin - Agggh never thought it would be this bad.....although wieght, cholesterol all in good order, sugars are around 14-15 mmol before meals...
    Any advice guys... ??
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

    Messages:
    8,157
    Likes Received:
    342
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Firstly
    Hi
    Julie
    Keep us up with news of yourself and your baby. How's your Mum on helping? My daughter ( not diabetic) had a troublesome pregnancy and I as her Mum was there to help out. Now I get to "borrow" my delicious granddaughter about once a week.
    Secondly
    SWMHO1
    Have you tried a reduced carb diet? It would allow you to cut the Metformin down. You seem to be near the maximum dose. Did you build up to it gradually?
    Try taking it during your meals, that's supposed to help.
    I too would rather avoid insulin. I've seen too many hypos with my T1 husband. Low carb does the trick for me.
     
  • 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