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Diabetes 2: post natal or gestational diabetes

I suffered post natal diabetes 2 after a late pregnancy.

I can describe the sugar low’s as panic attacks!

Then the highs made me feel extremely exhausted!

– Charmaine Nezar Coetzee

Have you experienced post natal diabetes (also known as gestational diabetes)?

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  1. Lyn Starck Lyn Starck

    Gestational Diabetes commonly does not settle after pregnancy or comes back in later years as the pregnancy often is the trigger for latent Diabetes
    The exhaustion you feel with highs is because not sufficient glucose is getting into cells and muscle so there is no energy
    The lows can present in people in different ways and one of them is “panic attacks” as insufficient glucose in brain as well as the release of all the stress hormones e.g.cortisol and adrenaline leads to the shakiness etc
    Hope you are doing well
    Lyn Starck

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