Friday, July 10, 2009

Gestational Diabetes

Most people know already, but Wednesday I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I took my glucose test last week and failed it so Wednesday morning I went to the lab to do the more extensive 3 hour glucose test. I drank the extra sugary drink and about 30 minutes later threw it up in the lobby in front of the lab-good times!
So my doctor decided that I have GD and sent me to a dietitian. I went yesterday and got a meter and have to test my blood 4 times a day and I got a diet plan. I am pretty confused about the diet part! I have to balance my carbs and proteins so meal and snack planning is going to take ALOT of work.
I am probably just being a wimp or baby about this, but I'm not happy that I'm dealing with this. It has been emotionally hard for me and is going to take getting used to. I understand that it will most likely go away when Conner is born so I only have about 10 weeks of doing this, but it still sucks. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is not about me, this is for my child!

9 comments:

Jenn said...

I am sorry to here that and hope you the best! You can do it!!

The Bells said...

Oh honey I am so sorry to hear that! I understand why its hard--my toxemia hasnt been a walk in the park either. I will be thinking good thoughts for you and Conner:) He will be worth it in the end!

Heather said...

I am so Sorry Amber. That totally sucks! It is good that you do not have very much longer to go. I love ya!

Tori and Kyson said...

Oh dear! Crappy-ness! You're getting close though! Who knows, maybe they will take him early like they did with me since I had preeclapsia! Good luck darlin'!

Sarah said...

Ah thanks yea she has been fun! Can't wait to see your little boy! I hope all goes well with the diabeties that is no fun! But like you said it is all for your little boy!

Jess said...

oh man! That is no fun at all. I had to do the 3 hour glucose test too. It ended up being more like 5 hours. no fun! I didn't end up having it, but I understand the stress of just thinking I did. So I can only imagine. But every case that I heard of it only lasted through the pregnancy. So I'm sure you'll be fine. And it will all be worth it when you have him in your arms and you know you did everything you could to keep him healthy. :) Good Luck.

jenny said...

i'm sorry to hear that. i hope that all ends up going well. you're in my thoughts love-! =)
miss you.

The Hancuff's said...

hi, i'm a friend of kelly's and i occasionally look at you blog. i hope it's okay that i'm commenting.
this is a total blessing that you were able to find out that your baby does have gestational diabetes and that you can take care of it now. My son was 9.12 at birth and had to stay in the NICU for several days after birth because his body was unable to keep his blood sugar levels up. i was not diagnosed with GD but the doctors have theories that he may have developed it later on after the test. be grateful that you have help and direction to get yourself eating healthy and give your baby a good start. good luck.

SaRah G. said...

i hope you are doing ok!! my sister in law was just diagnosed with that too!! no fun! you look so cute!!!