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Fire Station Visit – Ballinger Family

  • I love how good and patient the firemen are with so many curious and excited children! πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸš’

  • Hey Jessica I've had diabetics for 10 years now and for me when I'm shaky usually my blood sugar is low… Hope this helps😊😊

  • I had gestational diabetes with my first child. it can take up to a week to even out through diet alone. I had to have insulin too as my blood sugars just wouldn't cooperate. it sucks but is well worth it to keep baby healthy! best of luck Jessica I feel for you.

  • I was born May 18th I'm secretly hoping the baby will be born the same day as me I just think it would be cool πŸ˜‚

  • "There are many different kinds of heroes in this world." So true, Jessica. πŸ˜†

    Are all the fire trucks in your area of SoCal yellow? I don't think I've ever seen a yellow one before. They're always red. Those kind of field trips were so fun as a kid. I'd still have fun as an adult. 😊

  • I'm not new I have watched you guys since I found youtube I have a new channel. I was sick today and you guys made me smile

  • My nephew will be born any time this week! My niece has been talking about it non stop and has requested wearing princess dresses every day this week so that the baby will think she's a princess right away! I can't wait to meet my new little prince and I wish you the best of luck and send you all the love as your beautiful family grows!

  • I love The whole ballinger family! I started off with Miranda then found Colleen then this channel ( this was a long time ago). I have memorized all of your family's birthdays favorite colors age and more! If you comment back I will be so happy I will prolly cry. I once saw you guys live at a Christmas show of Mirandas! Love you❀️❀️❀️❀️

  • Jessica. I am an RN and a diabetic type 2 and have lowered my carbohydrates very low. You do have to replace your energy source with something else and the best way to do that is with healthy fats. I use coconut oil. avocado oil, olive oil and butter in everything I make. The brain has to have some source of energy and eventually will convert to using the fats rather than the sugars. I have cut out all grains in my diet and my favorite go to bread lately is something I can make quickly in the microwave. It is a "bread" made with 30 grams (about 1/3 cup) of almond flour, 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 2 tsp melted butter and 1 egg. I also add some italian seasoning. Mix it well and put it in a bowl or a jar with greased sides and put it in the microwave for 90 seconds. once it cooks cut it into slices and then I usually make a grilled cheese sandwich with it but you can top it with anything. My grandson really likes it also.

  • I've heard cinnamon helps in the digestive and metabolic process and maybe probiotics or prebiotics might help with heart burn and digestive issues as well. Prayers for the best for you and your family.

  • anyone else in the comments section a type 1 diabetic? I was diagnosed at 15 and now I'm 22 and have gone through a healthy pregnancy πŸ™‚ you can do this Jess!!

  • So fun!! I took my almost 4 year old to our local fire station a couple of days ago, so it was a lovely coincidence to watch your kids experience the fun as well!

  • you could possibly need some carbs. I am diabetic and am advised to eat 45 carbs a meal, and snacks between of 5 to 7 carbs. the goal is to aim for healthy carbs typically and try to eat the same amount of carbs each meal so you don't have a low or high. I would just ask your doctor what your ideal day should look like πŸ™‚ good luck!

  • As a diabetic don't just go off what the meter shows go with how you feel as well Jessica. You'll get use to judging how you feel during a low or a higher sugar. Personally, I would not get too worried if an hour after eating you're elevated. The rule is typically 2 hours after eating gives a more accurate sense of if the body is able to bring your blood sugar down. Sending love and prayers this is only temporary for you!

  • You know Jessica it's not that hard to test your blood once you get used to it but I remember when I first had to do it it hurt but now I barely flinch when I take mine but I do get shaky and don't feel to well if I don't eat correctly or at the right times so just keep that in mind and you can have small snacks in between meals if needed

  • The excessive amniotic fluid could mean the baby has fetal macrasomia. Essentially, your baby will be big. If any of the other babies were born large or if you've gained a good amount of weight during this pregnancy, and gestational diabetes isn't the cause, the excessive amniotic fluid likely is just an indication Duncan will weigh close to 10 lbs, if not more.

  • when ever I watch there vlogs I expect to hear "it's vlogmas vlogmas, it's vlogmas vlogmas, and it's time to celebrate…VLOGMAS!"

  • I remember firemen coming to my school when I was parkers age and them telling us not to be scared of them and shooting water for us. it was cool.

  • So being a type one diabetic, I might be able to clear any questions up for you (obviously it's a little different, but feel free to DM me on Twitter (@acriddle)). First, at least for me, being/ feeling shaky, a little dizzy, a little sick, means my blood sugar is a little low, so it might help to eat a small snack (15 carbs usually is good, so like a piece of fruit, a serving of crackers, that kind of thing). And generally, you don't change the lancet every time. You can wait for 4-5 pokes (or once a day) to change it. Also it's interesting for me to see the differences in what my blood sugars should be. My ideal range is 110-130 versus your 105-120. So fun! Anyway, if you took all the time to read this, thanks πŸ™‚

  • march 3 2017, a few days ago marked 10 years for my sister having type 1 diabetes! I have gained some knowledge over the years with checking your sugar, let me know if you need help or have
    any questions! love you guys!

  • take your blood sugar right at the time you are feeling really yucky and see what it is. maybe your yucky feeling is not blood sugar related.

  • I have gestational diabetes and it's usually your fasting levels that are the ones that you can't control even with diet. My levels during the day are perfect and then my fasting levels are slightly elevated. This resulted in my baby being a little bigger in the belly. You can't control this level as it's your body not releasing the insulin to control the blood sugar whilst you sleep. I'm in the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy and for the last 3 weeks or so I have had a small amount of insulin at night time. This is an injection that doesn't cross the placenta so it doesn't affect the baby, however it means that the baby isn't getting the extra sugar via the placenta. Remember to look up appropriate meals for gestational diabetes as it is important to control/balance your carbs and not eliminate them completely. If you want to know anything else I'm here and it's nothing to worry about! It's very easy to control and monitor once you get used it xxx πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • My dad is a firefighter and I am home schooled just as your kids are. For our co-ops and such we would visit my dad at his station so this video brings back some great memories. πŸ˜€

  • I loved the fire station field trip when my daughter was little. Parker is just the cutest and that was so sweet of Jacob 😍

  • Right before the video started and Jessica said she was learning how to poke her finger, an ad played advertising a glucose level scanner and it said "Why poke your finger when you can scan it?" πŸ˜‚

  • Jess, PLEASE read this!

    As someone who has had Gestational Diabetes, and worked very closely with an Endocrinologist and a Dietician in order to keep myself and my baby healthy, please can I offer some advice?

    DON'T cut your carbs. Carbohydrates are energy, and they're what is required to help your baby grow and develop. The reason you felt crumby and shaky after your breakfast? No carbs! Feeling shaky and crappy are key symptoms of low blood sugar – as you found out in the last reading you did. Your BGL was lower than what doctors are happy with. This is because you're not eating enough carbohydrates.

    Meals should contain 30-45g (2-3 servings) of carbs, and your snacks should contain 15-30g (1-2 servings). 1 serving is 15g. Eat every 2-3 hours in order to keep your blood sugar levels stable, and prevent your body from dumping glucose (this happens if you don't eat for a long time).

    Also, your fasting reading that you did was not accurate because you hadn't fasted long enough. Fasting must be 8-12 hours. Which is why yours was high – you'd only fasted for about 4.5 hours if you ate at midnight.

    Please message me if you have questions. I'm MORE than happy to give tips and advice. I was diagnosed with GDM at 16 weeks, and just had my baby girl last Sunday. She was a perfect weight, and her blood sugars were perfect too. Zero complications because I managed my diabetes through my diet.

    Obviously follow what your Doctor is telling you, but from the sounds of it he/she has left you out in the cold a little.

  • Jess!! When you take your blood sugar test, you gotta wipe off the first blood that comes out cause itll give you a false-positive reading! And then after just press your finger so that more blood comes out πŸ™‚

  • Is it just me who thinks there are healthier options for breakfast than eggs and cheese? Try more veggie oriented options jess!

  • In the U.K. Blood sugar is meant to be between 5-7 mmol. When she said 100+ I was like wtf. Is this another metric system mix up lol

  • Much love! I like the March intro too! It feels like a magic trick! I watch it every time to see if you just drew a box over your family.

  • One minute taking parenting tips! Hope I can be as caring and patient as you two when I decide to start a family!

  • been there! i did it for several months. and then my GD went away almost immediately after giving birth. you're strong mama

  • I think you guys uploading this yesterday is pretty funny because yesterday I tried to make a mac and cheese cup in my mic at home and was so tired I forgot to put the water in so all of a sudden I smelt something burning and I stopped the mic and noticed the noodles were burnt because I forgot the water so I almost caught my house on fire the day this was uploaded 😬

  • Apparently when you get a lot of heartburn during pregnancy the baby will have a lot of hair when delivered.

  • Parker is so cute! "Don't touch that without asking the fireman." "Excuse me, can I please touch one of those?" I love how social and polite your kids are. I'm an adult and I would be way too shy to ask something like that. If I visited a fire station (or anywhere) and someone told me "You need to ask before doing that", I'd just be like "Never mind then", haha xD Good on you, Parker! And again, so polite too πŸ™‚

    I hope you figure everything out with your diet and testing your blood sugar. I don't think skipping carbs all together is very good and it might be the reason you were feeling shaky, even though your blood sugar wasn't necessarily "too low". But talk to your doctor about that. Also, using your middle or ring finger usually gives the best reading, and it's always best to wipe away the first drop of blood that comes out and use the one after it, to make sure you don't have anything on your finger that could alter the reading πŸ™‚

    "Do you think you can get dressed that fast?" "No, but Auntie Panties did." So cute! Miranda is definitely Parker's hero, haha <3

  • Is anyone else finding that the video is very fuzzy and keeps freezing? like if you are also having trouble

  • I have 3 friends with diabetes so I know exactly what your talking about. this was before I watched the whole video

  • Jessica!!! You should look into getting a dexcom! It's a little device that you put on your stomach and it tracks your blood sugar with no finger pricking, and it updated every 5 minutes. I don't know if you would need this for gestational diabetes, but you might want to look into it!

  • "There are many different types of heroes in this world, and Miranda Sings might be one of them." -Jessica, 2017 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • OMG 6:25 the happiness and excitement in Bailey's face while she's hugging Parker!!! ahhh I can't handle the cuteness overload 😩😍

  • I'm a type 1 diabetic (I've had diabetes since I was 5 years old) and sometimes if you don't have enough carbs in your meal, your blood sugar won't be able to sustain itself and you could go on the lower side. I hope that helps and that you can incorporate a little more carbs in your meals to help your blood sugar stay at a good range and for the energy. Love your family!! ❀

  • Jessica, I am 32.5 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 4 weeks ago. The best thing my doctor did was refer me to a nutritionist that specializes with diabetics in my hospital system. I think you would benefit from talking to someone about things to do with the diet and learning how to use your meter and lancet. I also got very different information on the numbers you should be reaching for when pregnant. You don't want to eliminate carbs, just make sure your controlling them and not going over-board. And don't stress on the first weeks worth of numbers because you have to figure out your food triggers and what's going to work best. But you guys are so health conscious I know you'll figure it out easy! Good luck!! πŸ’•πŸ˜ƒ

  • I opted to test with a glucometer rather than that sugar drink with my last two babies, because the fasting, and sugar high messed me up for days with my previous pregnancies. I'm glad you were given that option.

  • i have type one diabetes and yet to have a baby. so i understand your new lifestyle change girlie. you can do it. ive heard nothing but success stories of diabetic mommas so i know itll be ok. and youre eating so well. im proud of you.

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