Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Yesterday I found out that I have Gestational Diabetes. It was a very emotional day for me because I tried as hard as I could to avoid this. The nurse explained that it wasn't my fault, its just the way my body responds to pregnancy. She told me that she had it with both of her pregnancies. I'm always thinking maybe I could have done something to prevent it. I was considered obese before pregnancy and I know that that increases your chances of getting it, but you can be a healthy weight and still get it.
OCD with carb/protein and calorie counting is in my immediate future.
I must admit I NEVER looked at carbs on the nutrition label before. NEVER! Until now because it's one of the things that if monitored will help keep my blood sugar levels in check. It's all overwhelming, but I know I have to dig deep and stay focused because it's whats going to keep me & my precious baby healthy.
I check in with the doc in a week and they will look at my numbers. If the numbers don't look good they will get me started on medication immediately. The goal is NO MEDS.
Say a little prayer for me & my little one.