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To lie or not to lie?

Discussion in 'Gestational Diabetes' started by busydiabeticmum, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Can you give the other hospital, the one that helped you with your other pregnancy a call to ask if they have any advice?
     
  2. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi again. Hope you have discharged yourself or at least been moved out of the delivery suite.
    Out of interest are they doing urinary tests for ketones rather than breath/blood? Having high levels of ketones in your pee does not reflect what is happening in your blood as it reflects what's not being used by your body now that you're fat adapted. Sounds as if they don't quite know what or if, anything is wrong but are playing it very safe because of this one 'contraindication'. Anyway if you have to eat a piece of toast that's not the end of the world if it gets you out and back to your own bed (though I can't guarantee you a night's sleep with those other kids and it being too hot to be very pregnant).
     
  3. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OMG I really hope your situation improves...btw how many weeks along are you?
     
  4. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I'm thinking, they just did another finger prick test, bgl 3.2 ketones 3.3... but then again I haven't eaten since 8am. Kind of like pumping someone full of sugar and getting worried that their bgl is rising!
    I am waiting to see the Dr... I did ask to leave but so far they refused, she said just to do these tests, see the Dr and then see where we go from here, I am thinking about that toast but it will mean I will have to raise insulin for next wk and probably be back on the novarapid after I was taken off (for not needing anymore)... still in delivery suit I'm afraid... thanks for the support...
     
  5. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    32wks 5days.
     
  6. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Your ketone/bg ratio is admirable and you are in nutritional ketosis but I am sorry you are so hungry. Perhaps you can play some music through earphones to drown out the labour ward accoustics and zone out a bit.... Hugs.
     
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  7. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My husband was able to come, but he was shocked, they told me I could leave but would need to sign a form... never brought it, told me I could eat toast I agreed they never brought it... my husband was shocked at the fact it was like a prison... no way to leave without the midwives permission as we were locked in and only they can open the door. He was very stern with the midwife who immediately found a Dr (after 4 hrs one miraculously became available as soon as he came) and told me I could go home and come back tomorrow. Husband was really upset and doesn't want me to have the baby here (treatment was shocking) he said it was like torture. I am exhausted mentally and emotionally... I managed to get hone and ate but now have a bgl of 11.6... I'm not allowed to take insulin to reduce it. From now on I lie unless I can get to a different hospital. Not going through that again, I nearly had a panic attack in there.
    Thanks for all the support guys, it really helped me through this.
     
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  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    It is no wonder that you have spiked after such an experience.
     
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  9. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Let me get this right. They starved, locked up and threatened a pregnant woman.... No use flogging a dead horse now, just get out, but once baby is born and well I would be writing a very stern letter of complaint to the highest authority I could find.

    Look, I can see the concern if they thought you weren't eating enough calories to support mother and baby, but that seems to have morphed into something else altogether.

    So glad you are out of there. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and try not to stress. (I feel stressed just reading about your treatment so I can't imagine how you are feeling.)
     
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  10. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK, came back and am in now, ketones in urine had them scares 3+... ketones in blood 0.8 bgl 10.6... guess this is what they want?! They still want me to get rid of ketones in urine though!!!

    I know stress has put me up but my fasting bgl was 4.0! Really tired and feel very vulnerable. But hopefully I will go soon again and then decided what I can do regarding hospital change.
     
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