I had a feeling once I found out I was pregnant that I had a high chance of getting Gestational Diabetes due to my weight.
My first visit to the Doctor, she tested my blood and my results were a little high, then at 24 weeks she scheduled me for the 1 hour Glucose test. I've heard that the Glucose Drink is very horrible to drink... however I thought it tasted just like flat Sunkist. Well that test came back positive and I was on my way to take the 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test. 3 hours!
Let me tell you, that drink IS HORRIBLE! it has twice as much glucose! Yuck! It made me hot and dizzy and I wanted to pass out! But I knew if I got sick I'd have to retake the test, and there was no way i was coming back and drinking that stuff again! I made it the 3 hours and couldn't wait to eat. TGIFridays was around the corner and it was on my mind since I walked through those doors to have the test done. Starving...We arrive at TGI Fridays. What the hell, it was closed! Not a happy camper!
A day later, I received my results... Positive.. Dum Dum Dum (really bad noise effects). I have to now watch my Carbs and take my blood sugar 4 times a day. My husband is being very supportive and is helping me plan meals and snacks. I have never hated Grocery shopping until this week. We have nothing in our house and there appears to be nothing that I can eat that I like.
I know I have to do this, not only for me but for my baby Biscuit.
For more info on Getational Diabetes, check out this link. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gestational/what-is-gestational-diabetes.html I found it very helpful.