Update Gestational Diabetes

A few weeks ago I found out I have gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. This was a bit of a shocker at the time but now seems pretty average compared to other more shocking things going on….it’s all about perspective in life people…

So what happened since?

  • Measured blood sugar 7 times a day for 2 weeks. Got reeeeeaaaallyyyyy good at using the needle best way possible so it wouldn’t hurt. Except for once when then needle got too deep and it hurt like shit.

  • Stuck to normal food during these two weeks to test what worked and didn’t. Meaning, still ate pasta, white bread etc BUT cut out sweets and desserts. Also meaning continued to eat regularly - breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack…I eat often…haha.

  • …ok not fully…had a muffin to test what happened and got too high of a value immediately.

  • …ok and have to admit that I was really craving sugary things during these two weeks, so started eating more which definitely did the trick!

  • Had a follow up with nutritionist after two weeks and all was good except for a few morning values.

  • What didn’t work? white bread as a snack, nor too sugary things such as muffins etc.

  • Now measuring blood sugar 7 times 3 days a week to keep a track on it. And have set up a day during the week when I’m “allowed” to eat something sugary if I crave it (common I’m a grown up).

  • Woop Woop!

  • …Oh…and I admit it…since then my hormonal dips have been far less than they were before. Husband thinks it can be because I cut out sugar….well….

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Sugary things!