Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

From my 2nd pregnancy….

Got my glucola test today (11/26) for my 24 week test. This time I stayed NPO. My diet has NOT been good this pregnancy. Everything sweet has been so appealing to me. Sweets and carbs have been my jam. But, I have no real cravings like I did with the first pregnancy.

So I got the results back from the 1 hour glucola test and my BS is 155, and it should be less than 130. Ugh! I read this girl’s blog entry and totally related.

Now, I work on diet, portion control, snacks, and exercise.


Week 25: Dec 4 – 10, 2018

I have been clean eating for the last two weeks since I failed my 1st glucola testing. Today, I did an experiment of doing random blood sugars.

7:00a — fasting since 8pm the night before.
BS = 84
8:58a — done one hour after my last bite of breakfast (1/2 cup greek yogurt, strawberries, paleo granola)
BS = 97
9:22am — last bite of homemade beef and bean paleo chili (1 cup). 1 tbsp unsweetened, unsalted organic crunchy peanut butter.
12:33p — last bite of work soup (1/2 chicken and sausage jambalaya, 1/2 lentil and chickpea, salt load thru the roof).
13:43p — BS 93
16:45p — last bite of grilled chicken, brown rice, veggie bowl from FlameBroiler. 1/2 an orange.
17:36p — BS 120
19:15 — granny smith apple; 1 tbsp natural, organic crunchy peanut butter. 1 piece of dark chocolate.

More info I found on glucola testing and GDM:


On Jan 11, 2018, I took my 3 hour glucola test. It’s as awful as the first time but now there’s a 100g sugary drink (yuck!) and 3 hours of hanging out at the lab. Took my 3 hour glucola test and passed the first two blood draws (fasting, and 1 hr after 100g drink)… then got the call that my glucose was slightly elevated on the last two draws (2 hours after the drink and 3 hours after the drink). I’m disappointed that now I have to go and meet with a diabetic educator. Pretty much since I found out that I had a positive 1 hour glucola test, I have been on a lower carb, no-sweets diet. That’s been about a month and a half. I totally related to what this gal said about her diagnosis of GDM.

So, I did more research on what I actually need to do now before meeting with the diabetic educator.

Northwestern Medicine GDM Meal Planning

Yale Health Sample Menu Plan for Women with GDM

Kaiser Permanente; 2000 calorie meal plan for GDM

Sample meal plans from a nutritionist

Intermountain Health Care: GDM Meal Plan

Diabetic food list

optimal-foods-for-gestational-diabetes

GD-Snack-Meal-Ideas
From https://bluepineappleblog.com/blog/gestational-diabetes-diet-tips/

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Fasting BS @ 6:45a = 82

37 weeks, 1 day

Took a fasting BS bc the perinatologist said if there was only one fingerstick I could do, that would be the most important one regarding prognosis and future DM.


Fri, Mar 1, 2019

2 hour post meal @ 8:50a = 88

37 weeks, 3 days

Had a protein shake, hard boiled egg, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 orange, and 1 small can diet Dr. Pepper.

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Author: Kris

Grew up in a small Texas town. Heavily involved in extracurricular activities: piano, violin, dance (ballet/jazz/tap), tennis, horseback riding (english/western), taekwondo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, percussion, drumline, orchestra, band, mascot, pageants. I had the typical Tiger Mom upbringing. Went to college, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Amidst the ups and downs of life, allow me to share with you my journey...as an "ordinary" person who happens to be an MD.

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