Gestational Diabetis….

Updated on June 13, 2016 in General Questions
10 on April 6, 2016

Gestational Diabetis.

My wife has 25 years old, weight 58 kg, height 1.64 cm. During the first pregnancy she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Postpartum she kept a low carb diet. (since october 2015)

1. fasting c-peptide result – 1,09 – range of Romanian laboratory 1,10 to 4 ng/ml.

2. Hba1c results:

– October 2015:  5,73 %

– November 2015: 5,20 %

3. fasting blood glucose test (10-12 hours no eating):

– 7 o’clock – results between: 130-140 mg/dl

– 8 o’clock – 115-135 mg/dl

– 9 o’clock – 101-115 mg/dl

4. post lunch (after 2 hours)

Results between 71 mg/dl to 137 mg/dl:

Some results:

a. 121 mg/dl (after eating mushrooms and a slice of multi-grain bread whit avocado and some peanuts)

b. 124 mg/dl (after eating green beans and chicken)

c. 71 mg/dl (after eating potatoes with vegetables)

d. 137 mg/dl (after eating dumplings with Sichuan sauce)

 

Next week we will receive also the GAD antibodies laboratory test result.

I want to add that she is not taking any medication for diabetes, only some tea of plants to reduce blood sugar.

We’ll appreciate your feedback and your advice. Thank you!

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2 on April 6, 2016

Hi Sahil,

I cannot comment in detail about the situation. However I have had T2 for nearly eighteen months and in the early days took regular daily blood sugar readings and also a food diary. Overtime I learnt what affected my levels and over time they have reduced – almost back to normal.

I note from the detail you provide about diet the following may help.

a. Peanuts – I have Dry Roasted Peanuts as opposed to the salted peanuts.

b, When I was diagnosed I stopped eating potatoes completely. My regime for vegetables is that if they grow above ground I eat lots of them. Therefore no carrots, parsnips etc but broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts are fine for me.

c. I do not consume flour/wheat based items i.e. fried chicken or fish in batter.

I am currently on Metformin 2x500g daily.

The thing to realise is that we are all different but by using a food diary and regular measuring you can soon work out what items are best for an individual.

Hope this info helps and if you want any more info please let me know.

on April 6, 2016

Hi Anita,

This is a great piece of advice. I don’t know how diligently we’ll be able to keep a track but since its the question of health, its definitely important.

So that means you avoid starch and wheat?

on April 6, 2016

Yes, these spike my sugar levels quite high and I’ve read for them to do the same.

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Hi Sahil,

I can’t comment much but I am aware that the Good control bracket of HbA1 C is 4.8 to 5.4. And some doctors extend it upto 6.4 as normal. Most normal people around me have HbA1 c of above 6.
Also from reading all the food she eats, looks like she’s following a nutritious diet anyway. I would avoid flour dumplings too even though like most Indians I love our roadside Chinese and those momos! 

According to me, she’s doing great!!

on April 6, 2016

I Agree.

on April 6, 2016

Thank you Sushma, thats good to hear and a relief.

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I want to add that she is not taking any medication for diabetes, only some tea of plants to reduce blood sugar.From SahilSDavar

 
What tea???

 

on April 6, 2016

She has Oolong tea/ green tea/ Garcinia tea alternately. Although she adds cinnamon, ginger and a drop of lime to it.  These are all available at Godrej Nature’s Basket I think.

on April 6, 2016

Thanx

on June 13, 2016

Add a bit of turmeric to this too. Turmeric is very good for Diabetics and women in particular!

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