At 28 weeks I have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Yuck! Tuesday morning I got the phone call from the Dr. I am still less then thrilled with this whole thing, but I have to do what's right for baby Cole.
On Thursday I went to the Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center for a class designated for moms diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I got there at 9 am and left at 12pm. It was a very informative class but a tad overwhelming. I am now a proud owner of a One Touch UltraMini. I use this wonderful device to check my blood glucose levels 4 times a day. It isn't so bad, but I just have to remember to do it. Luckily I have some pretty great girls at work that helped me out today. Besides taking my blood levels I also am on a diet. I pretty much have to count my carbs making sure I don't get to many.
Its a new way of thinking but it isn't horrible. I pretty much eat every 3-4 hours during the day and I am not suppose to go 10 hours between my night snack and breakfast. Not to mention I have to write everything down and have No milk and fruit for breakfast. Not so bad right?! We will see. I go back on Wednesday for a visit, to see how I am doing. Hopefully things are a-okay, but I won't know until then.
I would love for the next 11 weeks to fly by, so I don't have to worry about this, but at the same time I/we are not ready for Cole to come yet. Not to mention we don't have a middle name, a painted room, a new bed for Lilly and well I have to just get organized. I guess this could be a whole other post. Anyway, I will update again after my appointment Wednesday.