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I Look at Carbs Differently Now

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.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
QUERIDAANA 12/17/2012 11:06AM

    Didn't know about gestational diabetes. Thanks for posting. Hope all is well with you.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/12/2012 2:48PM

    Look at the Nutrition Tracker and Diabetes tools through spark! Straight-up diabetes runs rampantly through my family, but my Dad controlled his with diet for about 10 years before switching over to insulin shots. Using the Diabetes meal planner might help you get things under control :)

Congratulations on being pregnant, and don't stress too much!

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BROADBRUSH 6/12/2012 10:49AM

    for sure prayers go out to both of you - you will be ok - now that you have the information -

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ELLEJAY7 6/12/2012 7:57AM

    I had gestational diabetes too. I was able to keep in check with a healthy diet. Just eat smart and try not to get too stressed over it. emoticon

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MAERETH 6/12/2012 7:44AM

    You can do it!

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