Failed My Gestational Diabetes Glucose Test
Author: Jessy B.
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Testimonial ID: 10384-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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Only a few short months after receiving my Premium Starter Kit, I failed my gestational diabetes (a.k.a. gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM) glucose test by one point. I had to go in for the three-hour test.
In tears, I researched for hours. Some of my research was oil based, while some was anything else I could get my hands on. I immediately changed my diet, which was met with a three-hour test failed again by one point and a failure by one point on the final blood draw.
While I was still upset, this time I had help on the way. I had ordered Dill, Coriander, and Ocotea. I was also starting a 90-day NingXia Red challenge with my Young Living team. I was sure this would be yet another thing I would overcome. The first week was hard.
Despite my changed diet, my glucose levels fluctuated rapidly, and the diet my obstetrician (OB) gave me was not working. I cried a lot that week -- but only when I thought nobody was looking. I felt like I was failing my baby because I could not keep my sugar levels under control.
There was only one more week before my next appointment when my box of Young Living reinforcements arrived. I immediately started to work on a regimen that would work with my body.
The first thing that I tried was a drop of Ocotea under my tongue. That did not work for me at all. I immediately decided I could not handle it. Crossing that off my list, I moved on.
I put two drops each of Dill and Ocotea in a capsule. I took one capsule in the morning with breakfast and one in the evening with dinner. In addition, I would put Coriander on the inside of my ankles after each meal.
Within half an hour of taking my first capsule and the Coriander, my sugar was within safe limits. Encouraged, I continued doing the same for the next week. Not a single number was high!
I quickly found that I still had to be careful with what I was eating, but, by carefully monitoring my diet and supplementing with Dill, Ocotea, and Coriander, I was able to fully control my gestational diabetes without ever having to try synthetic insulin!
Over the course of the duration of my pregnancy, I continued using essential oils. We switched OB offices after a disagreement over my treatment, which worked out well for us. Instead of gaining unhealthy weight and getting high readings, my new OB was excitedly congratulating me on healthy weight loss, while cheering on my normally growing and developing baby girl.
As a supplement, under the supervision of my OB -- and with a change in my diet -- I feel Young Living essential oils made a world of difference in my battle with gestational diabetes. My little girl was the smallest of my five children, weighing only 8 pounds 4 ounces when she was born. I ended up being able to have a midwife deliver our little girl, after being told for months that it would have to be an OB because they expected her to be very large.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: prediabetes, prediabetic, diabetes, diabetic, insulin, pregnancy, pregnant, gestation, gestational.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."||Link|
|2.||"Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."||Link|
|3.||"D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."||Link|
|4.||"Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."||Link|
|5.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
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