I failed. :(

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I failed. :(

My numbers for the 3 hour glucose test weren't what they needed to be. They weren't too terrible but they were not where they needed them to be. They are starting me on a second medication.

I am trying not to be too upset but I feel really disappointed in myself. I did so well for a while with my eating but I had relaxed a bit. I think I'm most frustrated because my sister will be giving me a big, "I told you so." She had gestational diabetes with her second pregnancy and is still diabetic.

I definitely don't want to keep diabetes when this pregnancy is over. I thought I was doing well because I've only gained about 6-8 pounds.

I am trying to convince myself that it's ok and I'll make it through... I guess I was just hoping I'd not end up with it!

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I'm sorry to hear that it didn't go well!

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don't be disappointed in yourself! And "Boooooo" to your sister if she says that to you!
These things happen. Of course no one thinks it'll happen to them, but it does happen.

What's the game plan now? Do you need to be monitored more closely?

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They are going to put me on an extra pill, only one per day. Glyburide. I need to actually keep a log of my sugars instead of just taking them now. I have to be careful because they don't want my sugar to dip too low.

They are going to let me meet with a dietician to help me figure out good meals. I have tried to eat better. My biggest failure is eating lunch at work - I'm always on the go at work - I have been taking salads over the last two weeks but I can do better.

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And I just looked up that medicine and it says do not take if you have an allergy to sulfa-drugs. And I do. Ugh. Guess I'll be calling them tomorrow! lol.

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Refresh my memory on what is going on. You were already on meds for diabetes or GD?

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I'm sorry you didn't pass. But don't be disappointed in yourself!! You can' help what the pregnancy does to your body! Yes, you can eat healthy, but honestly, even the healthiest of eaters has the possibility of developing GD! So just keep working at controlling your diet, and do whatever you need to keep yourself and the baby healthy - stressing out and being disappointed in yourself will not do that, hon! :bigarmhug:

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I took metformin (Glucophage) before pregnancy - this was to help me conceive due to PCoS. I continued it during the pregnancy until I started having alot of problems with my allergies, I tapered off for a while.

Long story short - this weekend I think I got everything straightened out. I spent Saturday in L&D getting two bags of IV fluids for sever dehydration and heat exhaustion. I had a long talk with the doctor and when the pharmacy opens after the holidays I'm going to try the glyburide medication. He said that he has had patients in the past take it with minimal reaction if they had reaction to sulfas.

The metformin really tears up my stomach - so if the glyburide works and doesn't do that I'll be happy. Good news is, sugars have been getting better all weekend.

Thanks for the support guys - it means alot. I think my sister lost her thunder so to speak when my DH called her and told her I was in the hospital yesterday.

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I'm sorry! It will be alright.

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Sorry that things have been rough - are you feeling better now that you've gotten some fluids?? Hang in there!

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I'm feeling much better now that I got some fluids. Trying to avoid the heat as much as possible but I want to go swimming soooo bad.