I've had it twice.. the first time our daughter Kahlan was stillborn at 36 weeks due to it being mishandled.
When I got pg the last time in 08', I was very high risk and monitored closely. I had weekly u/s, weekly NST's, and was insulin dependent. My dd was born 6 weeks early due to my GD, hypertension and Pre-E( diagnosed the day I delivered). They checked Karli's blood sugar for about a week in NICU, but all was well. We will have to check her for JD as she matures, and I am at risk now that I've had it twice.
IF you are diagnosed, follow the diet, stay away from caffeine, sugar, & carbs and drink lots of water... this will help a lot. Also exercise as much as is comfy for you as long as you are not on bed rest. I was on complete bed rest for most of my pregnancy, so I was unable to exercise.
If you have any questions, let me know... I've done tons of research on it now.
at 9:26 AM on Jan. 1, 2009