Yep, I failed, I’ll now be treated for Gestational Diabetes (GD). Great, one more thing for me to worry about in this pregnancy.
I didn’t sleep very well again last night, imagine that. I actually saw the results online around 3am when I was up to pee and judging from my google searches, assumed I’d be treated for GD. So of course, I was looking up tons of stuff until about 5am when I finally fell back asleep. Nora woke around 7:30am though, so not a lot of sleep overall. One thing I did read is that the Makena injections I’m on to prevent pre-term labor can cause GD. Awesome. No clue if that is actually the cause, but studies showed higher rates of GD in Makena users, so who knows… Maybe I want to believe something caused this other than my body who clearly sucks at getting and staying pregnant.
My doctor’s office already called this morning. A nurse called in supply orders for glucose testing equipment and then this Thursday when I’m there for my next OB check I’m also meeting with a nurse and nutritionist to learn all about not eating anything fun. Okay, maybe I’m over-reacting, but that’s how it feels right now. I was tempted just to go through our pantry and cabinets and throw out all the sugary, sweet, junk food items… Maybe that would help me not be tempted. Pinterest had a couple good cheat sheets for what to eat and not eat, so I glanced at those and started a new board of my own. Feel free to send me pins if you know of good tips or recipes! And I downloaded an app on my phone to track what I eat and my glucose levels. I like technology so I figured if I try to incorporate it, maybe this will be more exciting. Maybe.
From the list of what I can eat I found on Pinterest, my breakfast today was two scrambled eggs and a spoonful of peanut butter… I’m hungry already and I have a headache. I really wanted the bagel and cream cheese I was feeding Nora. Oh, and so much for my fun Starbucks beverages. I suppose they sell sugar-free, but really, what’s the point?? Or is fake sweetener just as bad?? I guess my main drink will be water from here on out. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. I’ll admit I’m not the best eater. I’ve craved tons of fruit this pregnancy, mainly watermelon, and I see even fruit now isn’t the best choice for me. I was worried I was gaining too much weight though, so maybe this will slow my gaining. And I want to talk to my doctor about at least walking on our treadmill at home for exercise. They originally told me no exercise to help prevent pre-term labor, but maybe now that I’m getting nearer to 29+ weeks they would allow me to add some in, as I see that’s good for your blood sugar as well.
I’ll all ears if anyone has great advice. Or just encouragement, I’d take that too right now!
Oh, and our insurance still isn’t all figured out. I assume paying cash upfront for diabetes supplies isn’t cheap! I hope submitting all these claims later isn’t a pain in my behind…