Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Gestational Diabetes

Sorry for being unclear. I was told yesterday that I have gestational diabetes, and the reason for my visit today, was because the specialist's office will be the one monitoring my blood sugar...

Ok, so on to the rest...

For this first week, I've been given a "diet" to follow, and the testing equipment, and must check my blood sugar upon waking, then 2 hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The diet consists of 2100 calories a day, so I for sure will not be hungry, It's just all stuff that's good for me, so I'll still be missing cake, pie, twinkies, stuff like that.

Hopefully, my blood sugar can be controlled by diet alone. If not, they'll start me on pills, and worst case scenario, insulin injections. So.

I can say this... today, after having a very light lunch, of chicken, green beans and yellow squash, I did not get sleepy. There've been days at work where I've had to just put my head down on my desk and power nap for 5-10 minutes because the sleepies had me BAAAAD. I was attributing it to pregnancy. Maybe I was wrong?

2 comments:

twospike said...

Kathy, Sorry to hear about the Gestational Diabetes but maybe it will go away after the baby. You look so good. I hope you feel the same way. I can't wait to see the little guy. Little Tucker needs a play mate. Take care

twospike said...

Kathy, Sorry to hear about the Gestational Diabetes but maybe it will go away after the baby. You look so good. I hope you feel the same way. I can't wait to see the little guy. Little Tucker needs a play mate. Take care