Well, as "they" say, "Anything is possible", but are you worrying needlessly at this time?
An OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) is considered an accurate means of diagnosing diabetes, or, in your case, Gestational Diabetes.
Based on your description, it sounds like the variance in your meter is as likely to be the cause of your elevated numbers as anything. Also, 80 grams of CHO is a pretty heavy load, even for a nursing mother. Generally 45-60 grams per meal is considered to be sufficient while nursing. You might try adding in extra protein and cutting back on the carbohydrate (CHO) a bit.
If you haven't spoken to an RD, CDE (Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator), I would suggest that. As far as asking your doctor his or her opinion, it is always good to follow your instinct and ask questions when you are in doubt. Do not feel silly if you wish to speak to your doctor about this matter.
Good luck, congratulations on a successful pregnancy, and happy lactating!!
Most Recent Gestational Diabetes Questions:
*** All information contained on dLife.com is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Our Expert Q&A is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.
Browse Questions by Category
- All Categories (2907)
- Blood Glucose Monitoring (342)
- Children's Issues (69)
- Coping And Emotional Issues (62)
- Dental Issues (0)
- Exercise (80)
- Food and Nutrition (477)
- Gestational Diabetes (26)
- Heart Disease and Diabetes (35)
- Insulin (191)
- Insurance and Financial Issues (26)
- Kidney Disease (46)
- Men's Issues (24)
- Neuropathy (84)
- Newly Diagnosed (108)
- Oral Medications (153)
- Other (317)
- Prediabetes (65)
- Pumping Issues (19)
- Sexual Issues (24)
- Type 1 (178)
- Type 2 (384)
- Vision (25)
- Weight Issues (90)
- Women's Issues (61)