Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gestational Diabetes

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.

15 comments:

  1. yikes! I am sorry :/ With PCOS I have always had to be mindful of sugar/carbs so I know it can be frustrating. My cousin also had GD while pregnant a couple of years ago. Dairy Queen has a yummy salad that is low in sugar (the grilled chicken salad) and Chix fil a also has great salads :) I also do Mcdonalds and eat the grilled chicken sandwiches but with only one side of the bread. It's doable but does take some extra planning.

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    1. Thank you for the food suggestions. I'll be needing all that information when I travel later in the Spring.

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  2. I'm sorry about the GD. I'm curious why they think zofran is safer than phenergan? I had though it was the other way around.

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    1. Phenergan from what I read on the information sheet will raise my blood pressure. Not sure what the zofran will do as I don't have it yet. I'll get it tomorrow.

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    1. Yeah kind of restricts even further the short list of allowable foods.

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  4. Sorry about the GD, but great to hear you are KU!

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    1. I'm glad I'm finally pregnant. Just wish I could have one of those easy pregnancies. But we all know that because it took so dang long to get pregnant with medical help that it wasn't going to be an easy pregnancy.

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  5. Its fairly common to fail the 1 hour but pass the 3 hour. I did a lot of research on it when I was pregnant in anticipation of failing the 1 hr, which I did not, but thought I would pass that info along. So hopefully its the case where you will be fine on the 3 hr. Good luck!!

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    1. Really hoping I pass the 3 hour test.

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  6. Sorry for the diagnoses, but wow they sure tested you early! At least they caught it early though. Still sucks though :(

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    1. Yeah I've been asked by several people why they did it so early. Might be because my nausea and vomiting is so bad they decided to see if there was an extra added cause. Now I'm worried that I messed up my baby.

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  7. My dr does an early test too then again at 24-28 weeks.

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