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My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 2

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Wednesday, December 18, 2013   |   Back to Blog

After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes and learning how to count carbohydrates and test my blood sugar, it was time to put my new knowledge to work in my every day life. The idea of having to keep track of everything I was eating and be accountable was a big change for me ...

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My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 1

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Tuesday, December 10, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Around week 24 to 28 of your pregnancy, your doctor will screen you for gestational diabetes ... The screening requires you to drink a glucose solution and one hour later, have a blood test to measure your blood sugar level. After I failed the first glucose test, my doctor gave me the choice of taking the 3 hour test or treating me for gestational diabetes ...

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