diabetes/gestational diabetes connection

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 10:39am
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pSeveral moms in the breastfeeding exposure topic mentioned gestational diabetes. In my case my PA child was a result of a gestational diabetic pregnancy. I did not have gestational diabetes with my non PA child. Does anyone else have this situation? I am wondering if the gestational diabetes might make the baby more sensitive to allergen exposure during the pregnancy. Also, the same might hold for moms who are regular type 1 or type 2 diabetics. Clearly, there are a LOT more women out there who had gestational diabetes than also had kids who end up PA, but I'd like to know if anyone else had the same situation as I did. Thx./p

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 2:36pm
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I had gestational diabetes for all three of my kids and only one PA child (my first born).

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 11:30pm
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I had gestational diabetes for both my pregnancies. My first born is PA, my second born is not.
I followed the hospital dietician's diet plan religiously the first pregnancy. Lots of nuts and peanut butter galore. The second pregnancy I threw the diet plan in the garbage (didn't know 1st was PA yet - just couldn't stand the diet). Both babies had the same birth weight of 9 lbs btw. diet not withstanding (go figure...)

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2001 - 1:49pm
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I did not have gestational diabetes with either pregnancy, one PA child and one non-PA.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 02/20/2001 - 2:06pm
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At the time of my pregnancy, I had been a type I diabetic for 20 years. My one and only child is PA. In hindsight, I feel inclined to blame the hospital diet. I never cared much for peanut butter,and hadn't eaten it at all while prg, but was given it almost daily during the last month of my pregnancy, which was spent in the hospital to keep me "safe" from low blood sugars... now I wonder if it has something to do with my daughter's allergy.

Posted on: Tue, 02/27/2001 - 12:10pm
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I had gestational diabetes with both pregancies. I was on the sweet success program for both. The first was managed through diet alone, the second through diet and insulin injections.
My first child has pa. My second is only 2 months old so too young to tell.
With sweet success, peanut butter was pushed as a good source of protein and I ate it every morning on toast. I believe that this was a mistake. I also know of another lady who had gestational diabetes and was encouraged to eat peanut butter. Her child also developed pa. I strongly believe that there is a connection. I brought this up to the nurses that administer the sweet success program that a follow up study should be done to determine if there is a connection. I think this would be a great study. The nurses don't believe there is a connection (I don't think they follow up past birth anyway.)
IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN ENCOURAGING ANYONE ELSE WITH THIS EXPERIENCE TO POST AND THEN SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE SWEET SUCCESS PROGRAM THAT IS RUN BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA? I WOULD VOLUNTEER TO COMPOSE A LETTER.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2001 - 5:22am
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I also was gestational diabetic and followed the peanut-filled diet to the extreme. My 21 month old son is PA.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2001 - 3:48pm
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I was not in the sweet success program (not offered by my hospital- go figure), but would be interested in sending them a letter with you. We should cite the South African journal article about peanut exposure during pregnancy, and any other articles we could find when search engine is back up. I don't think the nutritionists should be pushing the PB so much on the pregnant. This program has direct impact on many women in California.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2001 - 6:02pm
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Thanks for your offer of help. I am new to this site so am not familiar with that particular study. Is there a web site I can look it up on? I agree that we need some solid medical studies we can site to back up our arguments. Can anyone out there direct us to some other studies? I intend to do some research as well, but any help would be appreciated!

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2001 - 9:41pm
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My PA son was also a result of a gestational diabetes pregnancy. The dietician I worked with had me eating a half a frozen Lenders bagel, toasted, with peanut butter each day for snack. I also had peanut butter for lunch often or a bagel and peanut butter for breakfast or nighttime snack. I also ate a lot of peanut butter after his birth and while I was nursing him.
I ate less PB for my daughters pregnancy--not gestational diabetes--and she will turn 3 in April. We are having her tested for the allergy this spring. She does not eat any peanut/nut foods and we treat her the same as her brother in terms of what she does eat. We "pretend" she is allergic, also, but pray that she isn't.

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 3:41pm
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I had gestational diabetes with my first son, who is not PA, but not with my second. I ate a ton of peanut butter and Reeses peanut butter cups with my second. Dr said peanuts were a good source of protein. I wish I would have done without all that protein!!

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 2:13am
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I had GD for my 1st and 4th children. My 1st is severe PA, and I did eat some of the PB on the diet (not too often - I don't really care for it as a spread). I didn't really follow the diet for #4 and didn't have PB in the house. He is 10 months, on table food, but he hasn't had peanuts yet. My 2nd child also tested 2 to peanuts at age 3. I didn't eat PB, and I didn't have GD. She has outgrown the allergy.
It is very interesting to me to hear of so many mothers of PA children that also had GD (and ate PB).

Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2001 - 11:56pm
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I was borderline diabetic with both of my pregnancies. I was not given any strict dietary guidelines by my Dr. - just told to watch what I eat and given some pamphlets about eating healthy. My son (who is PA) was 9lbs 10oz and my daughter (not PA) was 9lbs 15oz so I wish I would have watched what I ate more carefully!
I did not eat alot of peanut butter that I can remember with my pregnancies. I took the prenatal vitamins with my sons pregnancy but not with my daughters pregnancy (stupid me thought maybe the vitamins had to do with my sons high birth weight). We do have a strong family history of allergies in our family though - my husbands side and my side.
Shauna

Posted on: Wed, 03/21/2001 - 12:15pm
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Yes, I had insulin dependent gestationall diabetes.

Posted on: Wed, 03/21/2001 - 12:40pm
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I was injecting insulin 3 times per day. The dietitian encouraged me to eat peanut butter and crackers as a snack. I still have my daily diet sheets, everything I consumed from about the 25th through the end of the 33rd week of pregnancy. For some reason I just couldn't throw them away. Now I know why. My daughter arrived 6 weeks early (unrelated complication). She was diagnosed as PA at 20 months. I let my endocrinologist know about the PA. I have not informed the obstetrician, dietician, or lactation consultants of my daughter's peanut allergy. This is something I would like to do. Maybe it will save a child from having to live with a life threatening allergy.

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2001 - 3:18pm
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Not that this has anything to do with Gestaional Diabetes, but I thought I'd post it here anyway!!! Kind of an interesting article.
[url="http://www.drkoop.com/dyncon/article.asp?id=9385"]www.drkoop.com/dyncon/article.asp?id=9385[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2001 - 8:47pm
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I have four kids, third one is PA (we don't know about the fourth yet), and never had gestational diabetes.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 2:46am
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Thought about not posting, but then decided to supply "the other side."
Only one child (severe PA and other FA too), and I was carefully tested for GD since I was at pretty high risk... I was tested in month 6 and I had eaten a handful of Jelly Bellies right before they gave me the syrup, so I *know* I wasn't even close to being borderline!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DD wieghed in at 7.5 lb.
Didn't really eat much PB either while prg or while breastfeeding (1 yr). The only PN product I can think of which would have sensitized her prenatally is my Baby Ruths (I am salivating just thinking of them...) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

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