Merry Christmas

Not a whole lot going on.  I *think* I mentioned that I have gestational diabetes in an earlier post, but I can’t remember precisely.  So, that’s been going on for about 3 weeks.  In the last couple of days, I’ve finally got my blood sugar down into a good range and in doing so, it has made me feel tons better.  So, a few days ago, experimenting with my food choices, I decided to have a Mini drumstick as part of my carb choices.  For the diet that I have been given, my lunch and dinner carb totals are up to 60 g of carbs, or 4 (15 g each) choices.  I had 1.5 servings of mashed potatoes and the ice cream and my blood sugars soared!  I reported this to my diabetic nurse and she said it wasn’t terribly bad, but that if I wanted to have a sweet again, to just up my dose of insulin by 2 units for the meal.

So, I did that today.  I figured that it’s a special occasion–it is Christmas after all.  So, I up’ed my dose and had 2 teeny-tiny squares of peanut butter fudge that my mother in law sent for Christmas and had the highest number I’d had, but checked 30 minutes later and my blood sugar was at a fasting level.  I don’t know exactly what happened and if I was just testing too early or what, but I’m going to go with the lower number to report.  I know that I shouldn’t be eating that crap anyway, but it WAS a special day…going through the rest of this pregnancy saying, “I can’t have anything” is not a way to live–I’m just going to have to learn to manage it better and yes, I do realize that it’s not forever…maybe…

My dad’s dad had and my dad currently has type 1 diabetes.  There is a good possibility that I’m going to develop type 2 later in life.  Since I have GD, I have a 50% chance of developing Type 2 in the next decade.  Yes, this can be controlled to some degree with diet and exercise.  I run the risk of my baby being born with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and she also, in turn, runs the risk of developing type 2 as she gets older.

But anyway…

Hope that your Christmas wishes came true.


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