Currently 35weeks. I did my GTT as a routine test by my OB at 28 weeks. In my second trimester i ate lots sugary starchy sinful foods. I failed my test. First pregnancy never did this test so don't know if I had GD. DS was only 2.88kg though I put on 16kg. This pregnancy I actually did not put on much weight, and I am actually a bit underweight before becoming pregnant. No family history of diabetes. So I was shocked to fail the test.
Am on four times finger pricks daily and in the beginning was indeed frustrated and refused to monitor my sugar levels, and also freaking about the needle pricks. I kept rationalizing that I can just diet control and will be fine. After reading up possible complications to bub, I decided I have to keep up with my pricks and monitoring. Now it has become rather routine for me, even DS is playing Doctor helping me to slot in the test strip, and reading the monitor for me.
It is interesting to see how some foods cause spikes in sugar readings for me and how some foods dont. So far every week I get about 2-3 slightly borderline readings, others are good. But I read that due to our pregnancy hormones, certain weeks may see your sugar levels go crazy and there may be need for insulin. Eating out is extremely bad from my readings!
I feel hungry all the time so I eat 3 small main meals and 3 tea breaks. My brekkie is the largest meal - lean bacon slices + grilled zuchini, tomato with melted cheese, butter mushrooms, steamed sweet potato cubes, two fried eggs and this is a fantastic meal as it doesn't affect my sugar level much and yet fills me up.