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The fight for joy and contentment with GD

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

So, many moons have passed since I have written a blog. I am a bit anti blog as I think of them more as a way braggards express themselves to the world than as a legitimate forum for information sharing. I may have been tainted by Facebook. But as I struggle with the insane ups and downs and restrictions of Gestational Diabetes, I am beginning to discover the value that a blog can offer. I have recently been combing the internet for blogs and forums discussing people's experience with Gestational Diabetes.

When I was diagnosed about 4 weeks ago, I thought, "no problem! Diet and exercise should keep it in check and it is only for a short time that I need to sacrifice sugar for my baby". Then the flour sensitivity hit. Not just white flour, but any flour. And now any grain. That alone would not concern me, except that I am losing weight...about a pound a week. Grant it, I am 5'8" and was 184 when I became pregnant. But now, I am 194 at 7 months pregnant.

I am slightly concerned because I have read many articles about ketosis in pregnancy and how it can negatively affect my baby. Yet I cannot eat any carbs (I do drink milk still) and it is a good day if I can hit 1400 calories.

Then, yesterday, my doctor informed me that he induces GD pregnancies at 38 weeks. I may get to go to 39 weeks, but he is so set on 38 that my new due date is 7/11. My husband is actually excited.

I am a little less thrilled. What if her lungs are not developed? What if she is still small? My blood sugar has been kept under control with diet and exercise and she is growing on schedule so far. Do we really need to pull her out early?

It is a great lesson in having joy in any and all situations. And being content in all situations. And trusting in the One True God that His Will and Plan is perfect regardless of how I view it. Ugh, I hate learning valuable lessons through life experiences :-)

So just a blog for those struggling with GD. It is a struggle and a fight. The anxiety, the uncertainty, the lack of 'normal' food... it's type 2 diabetes on steroids. But, Lord willing, the fight will be over soon. And it is worth it for the health of the new life.
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    Thanks y'all for the encouragement! It is good to hear positive GD stories!! WebMd can be pretty evil :-)
    2542 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    You're doing great. I pray for you every day. I'm very proud of the way you've handled all of this. I know it is hard. I know God has you wrapped in His arms. You and your little one. Thanks for sharing.
    2542 days ago
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    congrats on being pregnant! I had my son Jan last year and I also was blessed with GD! I gained a total of 13 lbs...granted I was very over weight. I think I lost weight but was only gaining baby weight. We were induced at 39 weeks and it went great for both of us no complications and he was born healthy @ 6 lbs 11 oz. He had no issues with sugar too low or high and we were released on the second day. I thank the GD for helping keep my weight gain to a minimal and made me focus on eating well and getting walking in daily. Best of luck to you and your baby! Don't worry I'm sure everything will turn out just fine; will keep you in my prayers. =)
    2542 days ago
    I hope that your baby girl is healthy no matter what. We all deserve a healthy child. You are in my prayers. Hope that you post a picture of the beautiful child.
    2542 days ago
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