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Hi ladies. So I have just found out I have gestational diabetes. Have to go to a diabetes clinic tomorrow and I have a doctors appointment Monday but I was just wondering does anyone know whether they will now send me to King Edward (specialist hospital in Perth) to deliver and do they automatically induce you before your due date as well? So many questions sad





Hello there -

Although having Gestational Diabetes is considered a pregnancy complication, it is also very manageable via diet alone or with insulin and diet. I had GD for both my pregnancy's - You will need to check your Blood Sugar Levels (BSL's) 4 times a day - upon waking in the morning, 2hrs after breakfast, 2hrs after lunch and 2hrs after dinner. It is important that the doctor is aware of how your body is processing and breaking down the extra glucose, and therefore you will keep a record of your readings. Diabetes educators and the nutritonists are really helpful and give great advice and support to women with GD.

In most circumstances women with GD are induced early, as the risk of an increased birth weight is of concern. Once bub is born, they are heel pricked to see what their BSL is and monitored to ensure that their levels remain stable. I hope this doesn't sound scary - it is fairly standard, the doctors and midwives are just making sure that you and bub are in good health. I'm sure all will go really well smile

Hi ladies. So I have just found out I have gestational diabetes. Have to go to a diabetes clinic tomorrow and I have a doctors appointment Monday but I was just wondering does anyone know whether they will now send me to King Edward (specialist hospital in Perth) to deliver and do they automatically induce you before your due date as well? So many questions sad


firstly please don't stress. I was so upset when I found out I had GD. I'm petrified of needles and had to prick my finger 4 times a day. But it becomes second nature and you won't worry about it.

they induced me 1 week early but not cause of GD but cause of high blood pressure. They warned me bub might get big but I kept up a diabetes diet for months and ended up having a 6 pound tiny bub smile and perfectly healthy. My belly was small and I didn't have any complications from it. If you are sensible with your diet you can control it, unless you had diabetes before the pregnancy then its more complex.

my pregnancy was considered high risk due to the GD but I had a private OB who monitored everything. Good luck and don't worry, its more common than you think.


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