I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Just goes to show you how you can be an uber healthy eater and have no risk factors, but it can happen to you! Of course, I am going to be set up with a monitor, nutritionist, and further specialized care, but if there are others of you in my boat, words of advice and encouragement are welcome!
What is your diet?
Yes, you will be fine! I had it with my first and still have to monitor with my current second, even though I’m negative, bc certain things still spike my sugar. Has nothing to do with your diet, all about the placement of the placenta. It’s trial and error in the beginning to see what spikes your sugar. For me it was pasta, rice, quinoa, breads, etc. Sugar didn’t do anything to me so I was able to eat some sweets, fruit, etc. Once you know what you can eat it’s very easy to manage, but the cravings are definitely hard to deal with. Good luck and feel free to pm if you have any more questions.
UPDATE: So first I adjusted diet, no change. Then I started metformin, no change. In fact numbers were going up since GD is a progressive condition. Next appt, my dose goes to the max … no change. Meanwhile, 2-3 weeks ago, I get debilitating hip inflammation and can no longer walk/limp without wincing pain. FINALLY, I was Rx insulin injections, and the numbers are gradually declining! What’s more, the inflammation has subsided! I figure since sugar is inflammatory, all the excess glucose swimming around my system caused the inflammation, because I feel like a new woman now that the GD seems to be getting under control. Excited to report this to my OB. (And my li’l fetus had measured in the 71st percentile. So hopefully, with one more month to go, everything will get back on track.)