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Yesterday I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. They tested me with my prenatal labs at 6 weeks, because my BMI is over 25, and that's the standard in my area. I failed the one hour. I told myself it was just because of my poor diet that day...but it turns out...it wasn't.
I failed the 3 hour glucose...
The scarier part is that they think it be undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, which means I'll still be poking my fingers 4 times a day and maybe taking insulin and God knows what else.
I feel so blindsided. I didn't have GD with my first pregnancy and my fasting sugars having always been in the 70's and 80's.
I also read that babies born to moms with undiagnosed diabetes can have birth defects. I'm nervous about this- we went through a huge ordeal with DD to a kidney defect and I'm terrified of putting another sweet baby through everything we had to put her through.
I'm so sad and depressed. I'm also starving.I have no idea what I can eat, because I won't meet with a dietician until at least next week, maybe the week after. I've been trying to "google" research, but there are so many conflicting things out there.
Hi there! Not sure how much help I can be, but just wanted to offer a hug and let ya know it's not the end of the world. I was diagnosed in September and have to check my levels 4 times a day. It sucks, but ya get used to it. I have been following just a basic diabetic diet. Watching my carb and sugar intake and drinking tons of water. They tried me on Glyburide for a while, but I was taken off of it since it kept making me dizzy and heart race etc. So now I have to be extra careful of my numbers or they will put me on insulin.
I am a FTM here so not sure of all the effects it can have long term, and try not to think about that.
Wish I could be more help.