Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Well, after failing my 1 hour glucose test, I got to take the lovely 3 hour glucose test yesterday. This consisted of fasting, drinking the glucola drink and hanging out at the doctor for 3 1/2 hours and getting pricked so blood could be taken 4 different times. Lovely. Fun. Luckily my mom was watching Brett so I could actually go to this appointment by myself without keeping Brett entertained in the waiting room for that long.

I really wasn't sure what the results would be. I haven't been overly optimistic about passing...diabetes runs in my father's side of the family, so I know I am always susceptible to having it. Plus, I am heavier than I'd like to be, which increases my chances of having it. Well, I got the call today (while I was at the zoo with friends, which ended up being a good thing...gotta love distraction) and found out that I am indeed one of the 3 - 7% of women who have gestational diabetes. Ding ding!!! I am a WINNER!!! Woo hoo!!!! Ugh. I think I should play the lottery if I also end up with pre-eclampsia again because only 5-10% of women get this condition and I had it the first time around. This would put me in some EXTREMELY super lucky group.

Oh well. I go to see a diabetic specialist tomorrow (I scheduled the appointment ASAP because I have not the first clue about how to handle this) so I will find out more. I have never counted a carb in my life...every time I watch my diet I religiously count calories, which is a completely different ballgame. I think I'll feel better once I know what kind of guidelines I need to follow and if I need to take those super fun insulin shots.

The silver lining I am trying to see about this is that if it keeps me from gaining too much weight (plus, I've only gained a fraction of what I had with Brett at this time) I could more easily get back into my pre-Brett figure. If fruit is okay to eat, I think I'll honestly be fine...because although I have a notorious sweet tooth, especially this time of year, I really enjoy watermelon, strawberries, grapes, etc. It's only 21/2 more months, and now I am REALLY counting down the days.... come on August 31st!

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