I was diagnosed with GD last week due to a fasting reading of 5.5 (on the cutoff). My 2hr was fine. Ive been given my glucometer and have been told to keep a diary for 2wks to see how i go, they were under the impression it would have been a one off reading and that id do fine, which im not.
My hospital has no Diabetes educator, so i saw a dietician instead. I went over a basic rundown of foods i eat and was told my diet was fine, just test 4times a day and record food. So i have been testing for 4days so far.
I wasnt told what they look for with the levels, or ways to reduce them, or anything specific about my diet + GD levels. Basically i was told, youll do fine, just eat as normal.
For the past four days my fasting level has been over the limit, they were either 5.8 or 5.9. 7 out of the 10 two hour readings have been over the limit (7.0) ranging between 7.0-7.7.
Its really confusing to me. My breakfast has been identical for the past three days and the levels were 7.2, 5.6, 7.7
I rang the dietician and he wants to see me asap. I have another meeting with them on Wed.
Ive been told by a few that the fasting levels are the ones they look at? Is this true? The dietician said the levels werent a concern so not to worry, but why do i need to keep under them then? I think he wasnt telling me the truth. We are going over my diet again.
Im resenting food. I have HG (no vomiting, just nausea if i eat something that doesnt agree with me, and food/drink aversions that limit what i 'feel' like eating. Ive been so hungry the past few days, but im too scared to eat incase my levels go over. I cant drink anything except milk. So waiting 2hrs after food to have a drink is really hard.
Today i had a recipe from the 12wbt for lunch. It was really healthy and my 2hr level was 7.2, WTH! I dont know what to eat
Im not even going to talk about the implications of big baby=induction/csec.