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I was sleeved 3 yrs ago and am now 32 wks pregnant. I’ve been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and my OB wants to put me on insulin, because my fasting numbers run a little high - typically 102-103, when they want it under 95.

I have been searching for info on the impact of the sleeve surgery and BG levels. Has anyone had any experience with this or have any resources I can share with her?

I’ve controlled my levels very well with diet and can prove that I’m literally “high” for 2 or so hours a day, and that is still not high to me, as they want it under 120 after meals, throughout the day.

My OB gave me the wrong advice on prenatal Vitamins because she’s not experienced with gastric surgery patients.

I refuse to go on insulin for this (what I consider) minor influx a couple hours, a few times a week! I just need to find some info to educate her because I believe this is partially due to the surgery and how my body processes sugar now.

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Why are you opposed to going on insulin for your pregnancy?

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Might be a blow to your ego to resort to insulin, but don't you really want what is best for Junior or Little Princess that you are carrying, read somewhere that post-Bariatric babies are usually 6.5 to 7.5 pounds instead of 9 or 10 pounds, Don't know know what magazine or website I saw it on!

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