Hi to the new GD diagnosed mums.
As others have said don't feel bad if you get put on insulin. I had my levels under control with diet and then suddenly they kept getting higher and higher no matter what I would eat, I was down to 1 carb point putting me over! Your levels will naturally get higher as you progress so better off getting it sorted earlier than later.
Once on insulin I had to keep getting it readjusted, sometimes multiple times a week. By the end I was shifting between higher blood glucose and hypos, I felt defeated and like I was doing something wrong but stuck with it and I have my healthy bub now, 7pound 8oz, so about spot on average. He did have low blood glucose on birth and we were admitted and monitored for 3 days.
I was then diagnosed with pre-diabetes after the pregnancy and continue to find it difficult to maintain my levels post-pregnancy. I don't meet any of the risk criteria so have to continue on the diabetes diet and monitoring my levels. GARHHH!
- exercise helped but I found it really difficult/impossible to do 20min of exercise after every meal, time wise as I was working FT and physically.
- Looking at food combos and always having a protein with any carbs helps.
- Meat and veg with a small serve of carbs (eg. potato) is a staple dinner.
- replace pasta or rice with conjac (or tonight was with cauliflower 'rice')
- no sugar ice cream - oh yeah