This whole GD thing really has me down. I've only been testing my blood sugars and following the diet since yesterday, but I'm already having trouble keeping my numbers in range. Hopefully I can get my numbers under control and avoid having to take insulin shots.
Yesterday at my diabetic counseling I learned that I didn't barely fail, I royally flunked the 3 hour glucose test. This condition has definitely gotten worse since the last time I had it, which also bothers me. I knew that having GD increased my chances of developing type 2 diabetes down the road, but I'm starting to believe that it is definitely in my future. It is more crucial now that I get back to a healthy weight and eat right after having this baby. I don't think it will be all that hard after following this diet for 3 months, I should already be in the groove.
Of course the counselor mentioned stillbirth, something a pregnant woman does NOT want to hear. I never understood why having GD increased the chances, but now I know. I didn't realize having a big baby is such a risk. Yes, the changes are quite slim, but it's still something to worry about.
Oh well, sorry for the whine. I'm hungry and grumpy. *boo hoo wah wah* I'll be eating supper in a bit, that should cheer me up.