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HAPPYMOMMYX4
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7/24/05 4:28 P

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You can also buy them at a pharmacy, even wal-mart pharmacy for about $14 per bottle of strips.


~Sarah~

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2NDMOMMY
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7/24/05 1:22 P

 
 
Sorry, they will test for ketone in your urine and let you know if you are ketosis and metabolising fat.

2NDMOMMY
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7/24/05 1:21 P

 
 
If you are worried about ketone, the have strips you can buy at health food stores. The ones I bought while on Atkins before getting preg are from Ketogenics. They are called on the label Ketone testing strips.

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7/21/05 9:35 P

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Becci I completley understand your frustrations with military health care. I don't even get to see an OB. I have had pregnancy induced hypertension every time and had to be induced everytime but I am not considered "high risk" so I don't get to see one. I see a midwife, but ya know it just isn't the same!

Do you like cottage cheese? The regular cottage cheese has higher cals and fat but lower carbs. I enjoy it with fresh tomatoe slices with a bit of pepper over the top. I know that sounds strange but I actually had it for the first time ever in the hospital.

And ya know what I just looked at the topic again and someone already suggested that! LOL!

I also love the SBD cook book even though I did not find the diet worked for me. Their is a recipe for Spinach Quiche cups that is HEAVENLY!

Hang in there, I know you are worried!


~Sarah~

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Kaleb 02 January 99
Miscarriage 18 August 99
Hannah 31 May 00
Olivia 05 November 03


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JMWATTS7
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7/21/05 6:30 P

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Maybe you could check out the south beach diet book for good food options that are low in carbs and still healthy. I like cottage cheese with tomatoes, (or plain). Part skim mozzarella cheese (string cheese). Peanut butter is a somewhat high calorie but healthy food, and natural peanut butter has less carbs than regular. Good Luck


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JRJMYERS
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7/21/05 4:53 P

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Here is my problem. I am a military wife and have Army health insurance. The rules with the insurance is I can only see who they refer me to. In the OB office they have a Diabetes specialist who is also a dietitian. Sense my diagnosis with gestational diabetes I have only had a referral to see her. If I were to see anyone else I would have to pay out of pocket. Which unfortunately I can not afford. Also that is how the OB works. I am stuck with the OBs that work in the office, and I have yet to find one that cares that I have lost so much weight. I even have some that think I should be thankful because "a lot of women put on too much weight".

I feel I am stuck in between a rock and a hard place. One I have to limit my carbs to protect the baby from the diabetes, but because of the restricted diet I am have lost a lot of weight. And even though the scale is now showing that i am gaining weight i am not gaining the weight at the rate i should.

Yesterday I met with the diabetes specialist/dietitian to discuss my diet with her and she did seen concerned with my weight loss and slow weight gain. Also she wasn't concerned about increasing my calories (I am only averaging about 1700 a day). Her advice for me was eat a salad if I am hungry and to have an egg for breakfast. She also is limiting me to one small piece of fruit a day because my blood sugar levels are getting high. While the salad will help fill my stomach there is very little calories in a salad. To make up for the calories I am not getting I will have to add about 12 medium salads a day to my diet. I can't afford that.

Is there any advice on what I can eat as a diabetic that is low in carb but high in calories, and filling (as well as good for me). I am currently eating LOTS of eggs because they are one of the only things I have found that I can eat without worry.

I hope all of this make sense. Thank you so much for replying.

Becci

Edited by: JRJMYERS at: 7/21/2005 (17:04)

DIETITIANBECKY
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7/20/05 10:28 P

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Whom did you see for your diet instruction and diabetes education? I feel you need to get a referal to see a certified diabetes educator (CDE) either a nurse or dietitan or BOTH. If your physician does not help, call your local hospital and ask to set up an appointment.
Becky, BF dietitian

JRJMYERS
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7/20/05 6:06 P

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So many people tell me that i am luck becuase I have not "put on the weight. The fact is when i got pregnant i weight 150 lbs and i am 5'4". I was at the high end of normal BMI. When i got pregnant i got really really sick for the first trimester and lost over 15 lbs. i was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes at 8 weeks. SO i have been on a restricked diet sense then. once i was nolonger sick i still didn't gain weight. I an now 28 weeks pregnant and i weight 151 lbs. The drs ignore my concerns and even refused to test for ketone during the pregnancy at all. Also i am now having trouble diet controlling my blood sugar levels and so they are restrickting my diet even more. I am struggling to get 1700 calories in a day now and i am afraid of loosing more wieght.

Has anyone experienced so much weight loss during pregnancy. And advice.

Thanks


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