Kind of a long post, so feel free to skip to the end to see my questions. :-)
So I passed my 1 hour glucose test at 28 weeks with an awesome glucose reading of 95. I test my sugars occasionally during pregnancy and am always right around 90-95.
Went to the midwife yesterday (32 week appointment) and found out I had gained 5lbs in the last two weeks (wth?) and was measuring about 35 weeks. The midwife said she thought I was measuring so far ahead because baby is breech and sitting really high (tho I had an u/s on Sat. and he was head down). Normally I wouldn't have thought anything of the measuring large, but when I added it to the gaining 5lbs in two weeks without changing my diet at all I got suspicious. My husband is a type 1 diabetic and so has a glucose meter, I went ahead and tested my sugar levels about 1.5-2 hours after eating lunch and lo and behold they were 127. I continued testing them throughout the rest of the day and never got below 100 (and more than an hour after eating a bowl of ice cream I was over 150). Figured that yesterday must have been a fluke so I woke up this morning and took my fasting sugar levels. 108. I've never run over 100 in my life, in fact I'm normally on the hypoglycemic side if anything, running as low as 65 on a normal day.
I've started keeping a log of my glucose readings and what I eat, but I don't know if I should call my midwife or wait a couple of days to see if anything develops from this or if my sugars stay high.
Here's my set of questions... So to anyone out there with gestational diabetes (or knowledgeable about the condition), is a fasting glucose level of 108 bad or normal? Does gd cause weight gain in mom (I know it can cause excess fat gain in baby)? Is it possible or normal to develop gd even if you've already passed your 1 hour glucose test? Are there other symptoms of gd that I should check for? Am I testing at the correct time intervals for accurate readings? Are these sugar levels serious enough to contact my midwife about (tho I probably will anyway, just want other opinions)? Thanks!
To anyone who is exceptionally interested in my post, here are my sugar readings from yesterday and today...
9:15pm bowl of ice cream (normal sized, not gigantic or anything)