Tuesday, May 23, 2006


O is going to be thrilled.

I think I have gestational diabetes.

Last night, I had a lemon square - my friend T made them over the weekend and they were yummy. I checked my bg an hour later and it was 133. Just a tiny bit high. This morning, fasting, I was 99. I had my usual bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, checked an hour later and was 144. Hmm. I just did a 2 hour check and was 166. Fuck. That's too high.

I brought a fairly low-carb lunch today - chicken and veggies and a salad - so I will do one and two hour post prandials and see what that does to my blood sugar. I had my glucose tolerance test on Friday, but forgot to take a meter with me to see what I was after an hour.

I suppose this could explain the massive headaches, the nearly 8 lbs I've gained and the complete and utter lethargy I've been feeling for the last month or so.

The one hour test came in at 117, which is fine, they say. My hemoglobin was kind of low, so they're sending me a lis of iron-rich foods to eat.

Just for the heck of it, I'm going to do the gestational diabetes diet for the next couple of days, see if I feel any better. Because right now, I feel like shit. Scary, falling-asleep-while-driving shit. It sucks.


Shannon said...

I hope you don't have gestational diabetes.

floreksa said...

Hope not!! I think the 2hr pp for gest is 155. If so your 166 isn't horrible, more borderline. Hoping the lower carb lunch evens out those numbers!!

I can tell you, that I couldn't have carbs at all for breakfast. There wasn't enough insulin in the world to cover them. I don't see why a non-D person wouldn't have at least similar problems. All pg women suffer from insulin resistance.

Lyrehca said...

Wow. Keep us posted.

rae ann said...

remember too that you're PG... that alone makes you feel weird. in my second trimester, i kept telling tom that i thought i was getting sick (cold and/or flu). it took me a while to realize that that's just how my body feels when i'm PG.

seriously though, i hope the diet helps. whatever works at this point...! (water did wonders for me.)

Jamie said...

Woah! I hope you don't get it! Just what you don't need :(

Joke said...

Wow, keep us posted.

I'm a worrier, so you know.


Kerri. said...

Oh for crying out loud ... I hope everything works out okay. The last thing you need is to be a diabetic dealing with a diabetic.

It's like the Izzard bit you referenced: "We left from Plymouth and landed in ... Plymouth!"

I hope everything works out okay.

If not a mother... said...

Amen to what Kerri said "The last thing you need is to be a diabetic dealing with a diabetic". You know I know that all too well.

btw, how's your TSH levels? and don't forget that not only are you pregnant, but you have that toddler and the two other preciouses - more than any other time.

Nicole P said...

The sucky things always happen to the best people. Without fail. And it makes me mad.