Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes – Next Steps


Yeah, she still didn’t give me a ton of information other than we’re referring you to a dietician and then we’ll see you at your next appointment in like two and a half weeks. And I’m like, okay. Okay. So I’m just sort of like, just kind of what toexpect. Yeah. Yeah. Let’s talk about it. So do they,

have you checking your sugars yet? No. Okay. So here’s what I would now. I am, you know, I can’t say for sure, this is what’s going to happen because every program may be slightly different, but basically what will likely happen is they’re going to, they’re going to make a diet recommendations for you. Okay. And on the member site,

there is, we have information about gestational diabetes and there is a section that talks about what the typical gestational diabetes diet looks like in terms of 30%, this 30% that. And so those are the numbers, but what the dietician’s going to do with you is actually give you some examples of like what 30% of this 30% of that looks like. But basically like,

you know, if you just think of your plate, that’s the easiest way to think about it. If it’s, you know, you’re going to have 30% carbs, okay, what is 30% of your plate with carbs? What does that look like? You know, so they’re going to talk to you about the percentages of the different major, you know,

carbs fats proteins. So they’ll talk to you about that. They’re going to talk to you about exercise. So basically after you eat, they’re going to want you to go to, for a walk and that will help your body regulate your glucose level. They’re they’re also going to have, you’re probably going to be checking your sugars four times a day, which you know,

first thing in the morning when you wake up, Gotta love toddlers, man. So first thing in the morning, when you wake up, you’ll be checking our sugar. And then depending on their protocol, you’re either going to be checking at one hour or two hours after eating. And they’ll give you the range that they want you to be in. 70% of people are able to control their gestational diabetes with diet and exercise.

And then the other percentage of people need medication. We typically recommend. And this is something that I really want to advocate for our members who have gestational diabetes. If you were offered medication by far, the preferred medication in pregnancy is going to be insulin and a life. See a lot of offices out there doing Metformin and doing glyburide because it’s more, I don’t know if they don’t feel as comfortable.

You know, I don’t know those are not the preferred medications, it’s insulin. So if, if, if we get to that, let’s have a conversation. If they’re, if they’re trying, you know, you can take Metformin. I don’t really think anybody should be taking glyburide unless there’s a really good reason, but we’ll have a conversation if it gets to that.

Because I just, yeah, sometimes it seems like there’s people out there not following the recommendations to use insulin. So does that help? And I did find some of this stuff when you’re on the site and I had watched the, the video that you had with the prenatal nutritionist. And that was really helpful. That like helped me not freak out so bad.

Cause Monday was a really bad day. I’m sure it was, It was definitely not a bad day. So today is the day of like, kind of not spiraling, but just like the crazy research day call, but still just trying to figure out what the heck’s going on. And I will, I will also tell you that we have so many members.

We have other members who have gestational diabetes. So feel free to reach out, you know, in the Facebook community. And I’ve heard from so many members that they end up, that they learned so much going through this process about, you know, taking care of their body and their nutrition that they ended up being interestingly grateful for the diagnosis. So w you can get there,

but there was one more thing you wanted to say. I was just going to ask super, super high or like, kind of Cut out The first part, cut out. Sorry for the levels being above 200. I think she said there were like 2 25 for one of them and like two 30 for another, but then like another level was like one 70.

What is does that, does that really mean anything? I mean, it does, but Truthfully, what’s going to be much more telling is your, the glucose checks you’re doing at home four times a day, the results from that is, you know, that’s one piece of information, but much more useful is going to be that information. So, yeah,

I w I wouldn’t read too much into those results because we’re about to have so much more information about how your glucose control is doing, and that’s going to be more accurate. And Danielle, just in the chat said, GDM here, feel free to ask me anything. So yeah, So already out of 12 people in a, in a chat three have experienced what you’re doing.

There you go, Oh, goodness. Well, I hate the tall ha habit or have had it, but I’m glad to know that there’s people I can ask about. And I really, I did you read what Ashley said too? This is really, that’s really sweet. Ashley. Thank you. Thank you for being so encouraging. That’s really lovely.

I, that’s why I love Sterling parents because you guys are the best. Awesome. Thank you guys. That’s very helpful. And it makes me feel a lot, but I’m sure I’ll have more questions, but I just wanted to kind of have a baseline of like where Totally understandable. Yeah. Wonderful. Okay.