You read correctly. Gestational Diabetes.
I had my 1 hour glucose test on Monday. Just a few minutes ago I thought I had the test on Friday. Yes, brain fog wins again. I got a call while in the shower. I listened to the message and called Labor and Delivery where my medical professional told me to call as she was working there today.
Monday I'll have to go in for the 3-4 hour glucose test. She doesn't like the fact that Dr. Holland prescribed me Phenergan, nor do I. So she is prescribing me the Zofran as she doesn't want me to puke during the test on Monday. I haven't been taking the phenergan because I'm afraid of hurting the fetus.
So this really sucks. I was just fine sugar wise before the pregnancy. As a matter of fact I have a tendency to be hypoglycemic as in not enough sugar. Figures I'd go the opposite end while pregnant. Still not gaining weight so it isn't from me indulging in every sweet thing I can stuff into my mouth either.
The medical person that called me was truly surprised that I have diabetes this early on. I did fill her in on the family history with my dad being a diabetic, and my mother being borderline diabetic.
Let the good times roll!
Now I have to figure in sugar and carb restriction into my already low sodium diet. This is going to suck when I move as we all know convenience foods and fast foods are truly the only available option when driving cross country in the summer with a pet in the car. I'm not going to leave my cat in the car to roast just because I want a healthy sit down meal. I'll have to pack a cooler, that is going to be fun fitting that in the car with the crate, yes a crate, for the cat.
The vet suggested I purchase a crate to put the kennel, litter box and dishes in when we travel this summer. I want Bugsy to have room to move about so I'll do just that. Now I'm trying to figure out how to fit him, a couple suitcases, a cooler and my husband's gear in the small suv. Think I'll be doing to pre-packing well before the move to make sure I can fit all that is necessary into the suv.
Oh and any lovely desserts I was still planning on making for my husband before he deploys aren't going to get made as only he will be eating them. The PAKE, chocolate cake with a cherry pie baked in it, has only had two slices eaten from it. Though delicious it is way too sweet for my liking.
This morning I finally got around to eating breakfast of two eggs scrambled with mozzarella cheese at 1130 hrs. because I slept in from the terrible cold I received as an extra special Christmas gift. I am trying to eat healthy.