I just called to check on my 3-hour glucose test results. I failed 3 of the 4 time-frames, and even my fasting level was elevated. Next step- schedule an appointment with a nutritionist for diabetes education where I'll learn what foods to avoid and how to test my blood sugar. I guess I'll be testing twice each morning for a while, both before and after breakfast, to see if diet keeps things under control. I don't know if I'll stop testing once that proves sufficient, or if I'll test for the rest of the pregnancy regardless of the results. I haven't had the chance to consult with Dr. Google yet, and I'm not jumping to any hasty conclusions.
On the plus side (there's that reluctant optimist in me again), I think this means we'll have an extra u/s or two to see if Ishka is getting too big.
I'm still not overly worried. This is something to deal with, and not entirely unexpected. I am, after all, over 40 and a little overweight. I can deal with this.
4 years ago