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So up until lunch yesterday my numbers have been really good all week. For lunch yesterday I had a fish taco and some unsweetened iced tea. I took my meds before hand and didn't think that it was a high carb choice (it's 27 carbs according to my carb counter book). But my lunch number ended up being 140 (5 points above where they like it). Then dinner was higher than should be also (happens often when my previous number is high). So today's fasting was high (probably more to do with the fact that I slept from 10 - 8 so a long time between bedtime snack and testing). Which then led to bfast being high (I had coffee and a piece of cheese for bfast, and had to force myself to eat the cheese because I just wasn't hungry). So after lunch testing (also high) I took a nap, woke up not feeling well, tested and was low (58, below 60 isn't good). Ate a little pb and had a little milk, tested 15 mins later, still not feeling well, down to 48. Had some more milk, this time with chocolate mix in it, up to 53 after 15 minutes. So now I'm eating some crackers, feeling better, will test in a few minutes, but anxiously waiting for baby girl to wake up from her nap and start wiggling around.
I feel like with these last 2 days of numbers they're going to put me on insulin, which wouldn't be the worst thing, but I really want my numbers to pick a side already. Feeling frustrated and worried - sigh.
Ugh, I'm sorry. That sounds like such a hassle and stressful to boot! I hope your numbers go back down. I wonder if your numbers being higher was a one time thing? Have they been staying higher lately?
I hope they were a fluke Ame. I did get up to 99 after about an hour and a half yesterday. Then my dinner number was close to normal (138 instead of 135 or below). This morning fasting was back under 100 (where they like you) at 93. So I'm hoping that's a good sign, and I'm going to try really hard today to avoid carbs that aren't in veggies (no pasta, rice, bread, etc). It's weird that often when I take an afternoon nap I wake up to a low. I'm going to start logging naps with my food journal and see if that's a trend.
Luckily after I typed this out last night I went and laid down to see if LO would wiggle or kick. She likes to kick best when I'm laying down, and she did
Well lunch today was good. I took my number and at first I read it wrong and freaked myself out. I read it as 200, then looked again and saw that it really said 100. Which is right on the line for fasting much less a meal number! So if I don't go low and then dinner is good I'm back on track I decided not to take a nap today to make sure I could eat my afternoon snack so that I won't have a low, so hopefully that works.
Lunch and dinner last night were really good. Fasting was just under 100, at 99 and they like 100 or lower. And bfast was 126 (they like under 135). So good start to today. And no low yesterday. So I'm hoping those highs on those 2 days were just related to having the one high and it taking awhile to get back under control.
Thanks everyone. I got an email from the nurse today from my doctor, and she thinks the lows could be caused because I'm missing my afternoon snack when I nap (or not missing it but getting it late). Which makes sense if I'm supposed to eat every 2 - 3 hours and sometimes I nap after I take my lunch numbers (one hour after is when I test), and the nap can be 2 or 3 hours. So it could be sometimes 4 hours between lunch and when I wake up.
I have an appointment tomorrow (my new doctor didn't have any openings so I'll be seeing another high risk doctor) I'm going to ask her about being so tired. I'm not waking up as much during the night (before I could wake up for 3 - 5 hours during the night before falling back to sleep), some nights I even get 8 - 10 (10 is rare). And yet I still am so exhausted that I just can't help but lay down to nap. Today I slept only an hour and a half, and still woke up sleepy. I tested my number upon waking and it was 73, so not really low but I made sure to eat my snack right away before it could get there.
I'm sorry to hear you're having such problems! I wanted to share my experience and advice if that's ok. I had gestational diabetes with my last two children, and questionable the two before that. My last pregnancy I was put on insulin and ended up being on a lot of insulin. So a few things that I learned- 1) Stressing about my numbers, made them worse. When I relaxed about them and allowed myself to breath, they weren't as all over the place. 2) Tiredness like you describe was the result of two things for me, either my numbers were skyrocketing and then plummeting or my iron was low, as I'm anemic as well. What you shared here leads me to 3) I learned my numbers would also go crazy by me not eating enough carbs or going to long without eating carbs, a lot of people think limiting carbs or cutting them out is best for this diet and while you have to limit your carb intake during each meal and snack, I was cutting carbs out of most of my meals and snacks, which caused my blood sugar to plumet and then skyrocket.
Lastly, you're numbers aren't real crazy to me. Different places have standards for different numbers. I have one office here that wanted my numbers under 130 but another office wanted them under 140. Basically, I went with if they were near or below what they wanted. I don't know if any of that helped, but I sure hope so! Please feel free to message me if you want to talk or have questions that I may be able to answer! It sounds like you're doing a great job taking care of that baby!