Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dianosis: GD

Yep. Looks like i've developed myself a case of gestational diabetes. I had a couple of risk factors for it:
1. I have PCOS
2. I'm overweight
3. I have a couple of family members that have type 2 diabetes

I'm a little disappointed I must admit. I thought I was doing some things right by eating small regular meals and taking in some exercise a few times a week. But nope, not enough. So what now? Well tomorrow I have a meeting with the diabetes educator and dietitian to talk about my diet. I wonder how many pregnant GD women with a lap band they see? Shall be interesting.

I also have to start monitoring my blood glucose levels after every meal. Yep, every meal. That's going to suck because I didn't want to tell many people at work and I'm going to have to do this at work.

And of couse will be back to my obstetritian for close follow up in 2 weeks and then every two weeks after then until I give birth.

Have made a commitment to do some form of exercise every day whether it be a short walk around the block or a 45 min swim or a 30 wii fit session. Apparently exercise helps control blood sugar levels.

Ok that's all from me. Enjoy the rest of your week

LBG xx


Yvonne said...

Oh that sucks but at least you don't really have that long left and it will go as soon as the baby pops out :-)

Gen said...

I was borderline GD with my 4th pregnancy - doing the blood sticks after every meal sucked. But I have to tell you, exercise totally helped. Just a 20 min walk would bring my blood sugar down. Make sure you exercise! And the GD diet helped too, I only gained about 20 lbs with that pg. Good luck with everything!

carla said...

So sorry you have GD....Good luck at the meeting today and the commitment to walking is going to help you a great deal...