Gestational Diabetes - When does it end?

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 7/27/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm 38 weeks pregnant with my second pregnancy with gestational diabetes. My last pregnancy, I delivered at 35 weeks and the G.D. went away within hours of delivery.

This time, I'm still pregnant and it seems that the diabetes is already going away. I've been on insulin (both kinds) and it seems that even though I'm decreasing doses for my overnight insulin, every morning I wake up with my blood glucose lower and lower. Last night, I actually had a hypoglycemic reaction and had to eat a snack in the middle of the night. When I awoke, my BG was only 68 even though I ate at 2AM.

Is this normal? Is this any indication that there may be something wrong? Or could this be good news for me?


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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/28/2006 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
To give you a short answer,the need to reduce insulin in the third trimester is not a good sign and may indicate that the foetus may be in jeopardy.

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   Posted 7/28/2006 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I called my doctor. I was told that after 37 weeks GD begins to taper off. It would have been nice to have been told that before I stressed out. Anyway, I had did the fetal monitoring for 30 minutes. The baby is fine and no sign of macrosomnia.

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   Posted 7/29/2006 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Regardless of the diabetic outcome, I will pray for a gentle and healthy delivery.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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   Posted 8/23/2006 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your prayers.

Our baby girl was born on August 2. 7 pounds, 14 ounces, 20 inches. APGARs of 9 and 9. She was very healthy and we went home early. She's a very strong baby and can roll on her side and hold her head up already.


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   Posted 8/24/2006 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations and well done!  Fantastic news!
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