What does it FEEL like when your blood sugars are high?
Basically, it feels like I just slammed 4-5 Red Bulls...and not in the good way!!
I never had these issues with my other two kids, but it has been over a decade since I've been preggers...
Increased thirst is another symptom although it's not one I had. Mention your symptoms to your doctor including your concern about high blood sugar. I was tested for diabetes when I was pregnant and it came back negative, but later when I gave birth to my son, he was over 10 lbs and they said I probably had gestational diabetes at the time.
I was diagnosed with type II nine years later.
I just felt like heck, but when I get low blood sugar I really
feel horrible (I get "the trembles" and I'm very cranky.
High Blood sugar can kill you eventually; not a pleasant death
because it is so slow and you wind up getting parts hacked off
of you like your feet, etc. Not good.
on 9/5/11 9:21 am, edited 9/5/11 9:21 am
From your report with a failing of the one hour GTT, you know your sugar is unstable . I have had problems with my sugars for 27 years...so I hear you. You have the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia and gestationatal diabetes in early stages.
. It sounds like you need a nutritional tweak!
I would start with changing to sea salt and making some low cal gatorade.., this should stop the muscle cramps..... .Use unsweetened koolaid, sea salt and splenda or stevia/truvia to sweeten. These two sweeteners are a left hand sugar, which the human body does not assimilate, but tastes sweet.They are safe for diabetics. The sea salt naturally contains many essentials for the human body among them ...potassium and magnesium.and it is quickly utilized. start by making it up for a quart, add 4 servings/ according to container of sea salt. and If you use the stevia liquid, you should only need about 10-12 drops, depensing on how sweet you like your drinks. You can also make "gatorade tea" out of peppermint and spearmint tea..it goes in and is absorbed quicker in hot liquids and I have added sea salt to my coffee. to get in the potassium and the magnesium., especially if I have been out mowing for sevraal hours and need to rehydrate quickly.
Since you are pregnant, and if it were me...I would treat myself like I KNEW I had gestational diabetes.. its the safest thing to do for you and your baby.
To curb the cravings...go to wally world, get their liquid sub-lingual B complex.(6$) Put 2 droppers full under your tongue in the morning. for 3 days, should stop the cravings. then drop back to one dropper per day. Hold under your tongue for at least one min. then swallow the remainder. per day. You need a balanced B for this..(.Not a capsule! the B in most vitamins is destroyed in the stomach and small intestine.)
This will also boost your energy.
also drastically cut back on the carbs. try to keep them between 40-60 for the first week. then slowly increase them....to your tolerance.
Increase the fluids, as much high protein and liquid as you can get in togather...
.Can you drink milk, use yogart or greek yogart, cottage cheese?..the protein drinks especially... and the proteins need to be higher than those for weight loss......go for your minimum, then boost it by 20-30 Gms.
Now that my diabetes has been controlled well enough that my doc deemed me "no longer diabetic," if I have something with more carbs/sugar than usual, the one symptom I do get that isn't a normal pregnancy symptom is a racing heart - I can feel it pounding in my chest, and it's not particularly pleasant. This is what I thought of when you said it feels like you "slammed 4-5 Red Bulls." I would absolutely take that as a sign that you may need to be testing yourself to see how your body is reacting on a normal daily basis.
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That is exactly what it felt like earlier. Of course, then my ever-freaking-present headache kicked it into high gear, and I wasn't too concerned with the racing heart. OMG, I wish they would come up with a pregnancy-safe sudafed SO BAD. It feels like my sinus cavity is trying to escape my skull! Before my 146 one hr GTT, I never ever never have had any abnormal sugar readings. HOWEVER, I do know that I am not a barbie doll, and I have a family history, and will get 'the diabetes' eventually....if I don't lose my weight, which I will and already started.
I am calling for an appointment in the morning. For sure.
.you can also use it on your upper gums, inside your mouth 3 times a day safely. this will stop your sinus problems and your sinus headaches. I get mine at GNC for about 6 bucks a bottle...it will last for 6 months or more.
While diabetes of any form is very serious the best thing you can do is keep in contact with your medical team and do your best to take care of yourself. And remember if you do end up testing positive for gestational d or t2 d, as long as you check yourself and take what ever treatment your doctor dems appropriate you will be fine. :D
Low BS is easy to tell, High BS...not so easy without a monitor.