to wake up early or not to wake up early
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last week I met with the diabetic educator, same lady I had last time we talked for awhile about how much better I was doing than last time which made me feel good and then she showed me a lovely chart about insulin resistance spiking at 36 weeks up to time of delivery and said as good as your doing Erica it's almost a gaurantee you'll be on insulin at 36 weeks. Talk about a downer. I'm not going to worry about it for now I'm just going to try to push it off as long as possible I guess which I thought would be a piece of cake since my numbers so far have all been fantastic, but true to what she said I have noticed that with each week my pregnancy progresses the same foods that I was eating before with no problem are causing higher and higher numbers.
Lamenting this fact all weekend I complained to anyone who would listen about the unfairness of it all, then my uncle, who has diabetes, said to me Erica if your morning numbers are your only high numbers and you don’t want to increase your meds just get up earlier and go for a walk….um excuse me don’t you know your just supposed to give me sympathy? I don’t want your common sense! Ah crap he’s right it is as simple as getting up a half hour earlier and getting a work out in. dang dang dang, here’s my problem with this I am not a morning person, that is in fact the understatement of the year I have never been nor will I ever be someone who can wake up and enjoy the day I am always late always getting up late and perpetually a grump until I have been awake at least a good hour. We have our morning routine down to a science to be able to squeeze every extra minute of sleep that I can get, showering, picking out clothes and packin up car before bed, running through getting dressed while bf dresses my daughter in the mornings we are out of bed and out the door within 15-20 minutes. I know I’d be more relaxed and probably happier if I wasn’t so rushed but that has never been a good enough incentive to drag my butt out of bed earlier than I do. So now here I am faced with this which should be no decision at all I mean come on get up half hour earlier to walk or increase the dose of meds that I was fighting to stay off in the first place hello 630, o how I hate you.
This morning really drove home that I have to stop putting it off. During the week I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday 1 piece of fiber one toast w/ peanut butter and half a banana since both cereal and oatmeal spike my sugar to high and I stopped eating them at about 20 weeks. Today being my first day back to work for the week I had my normal breakfast and when I tested my sugars it was 20 pts higher than it normally falls for the same food. Dang it. My fasting numbers have also been just a hair higher putting me at borderline for the morning. So tomorrow I will force myself to get out of bed I will get in a work out I will not complain because even if mornings suck like nothing else its still better than getting put on insulin I'm 28 weeks now and I will hold out as long as I can!