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Hypoglycemia in pregnancy

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Anyone experience this? I developed moderate to severe hypoglycemia about a year after surgery with episodes up to three times a week. Things have actually improved in a way - in 20 weeks of pregnancy I've only had three episodes, but each have been severe. Today was the worst of all, with my husband having to come get me from work because I was so disoriented and close to passing out.

It was triggered by dumb me taking breakfast with me to the office (meaning to eat it on my commute) but becoming so distracted by phone calls and things popping up I completely forgot to eat. New rule - Mary isn't allowed to leave the house in the morning without eating.

 

I've read that hypoglycemia during pregnancy can lead to intrauterine growth restriction, which we already are at risk for as post-WLS,as well as pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. My BP is low to normal and I'm already with a high-risk specialist, so not many worries there other than our LO seems to be on smallish side (38th percentile for weight).

 

Any experience? It's very frustrating, considering I'm gaining too much weight (23 lbs) but yet I have to eat a combo of carbs and protein six times a day or I'll pass out. I'm following my nut's guidelines to the T, but it just makes me insane. I gained 5 lbs in 24 hours - yes, I know it can only be fluid retention, but no one else seems to understand that.

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I know that my reactive hypoglycemia got much worse during pregnancy. My OB said its common for pregnant women to have increased insulin sensitivity. I had maybe a half dozen episodes while pregnant and I don't think it affected the baby, and I had no problems with blood pressure.

Congrats on the baby, and congrats on the amazing weight loss!

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Yes! I never craved carbs the year after my bypass.  I got pregnant at exactly 12 months post op and I found if I didn't eat every 2 hours when pregnant, I was sick and hypoglycemic. They never officially diagnosed it since I could feel it and control it, but now, 11 post partum, it happens from time to time, and I am trying to lose the 15 pounds I found after I stopped breastfeeding at 3 months pp. be careful which carbs you choose, because it's been hard to fight them off. 

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