Yesterday I went to the diabetes clinic to get all educated on this Gestational Diabetes business. I didn't know it was going to be a full on class on how to control your diet.
There were two other pregnant ladies in there, along with my hubby & momma. It was a very informative 2.5hr class about what to eat & how to keep your blood sugar down for me & the baby's sake. The nurse that taught it was AWESOME. She was so good at making all of us feel like this is no big deal & that it will go away when baby gets here. She made me feel at ease by telling me that it's nothing I did wrong to get this but it's all genetics (thanks mom!).
Basically I can't have more than 45g of carbs at a meal & have to have half protein to whatever amount of carbs I eat (i.e. 45carbs & 25g of protein= perfect meal). And let me tell ya, this is going to take some getting used to! There are SO many carbs in everything & not necessarily enough protein to match that.
I walked out of the class with some paperwork & this handy dandy thing:
Yep, I am an official diabetic (for 10 more weeks). I have to prick my finger 4x a day to make sure my blood sugar isn't too high. So far it's been perfect. Hopefully I can keep it up
I had a meltdown in the grocery store last night because I had NO clue what to buy! I was so overwhelmed & ended up leaving with ground beef & some apples. HAHA! Thank goodness my husband is 100% behind me with this & helped me figure out what I should be eating.
This is more of a pain in the ass than anything. But, I keep saying to myself that it's only temporary :)
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