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.
- Northwestern: Gestational Diabetes Meal Planning
- Yale Health: Sample menu for women with GDM
- Women and Children’s Hospital Australia: Healthy eating for gestational diabetes
- Very Well Family: Quick and Tasty Recipes and Meal Ideas for Gestational Diabetes
- Mommypotamus: Real food for Gestational diabetes
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.
More info I found on glucola testing and GDM:
- Why I Drank the Glucola
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.
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.