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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

G.D. 101

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 :)

12 comments:

  1. Totally temporary. Look on the bright side, at least you shouldn't get stretch marks all over your butt from eating a whole package of Oreo's in 2.5 days by yourself :)

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  2. My brother is a Type I diabetic. He has been since he was 3 years old. I know this isn't even close to being the same thing, but he has to control his blood sugar and I know how overwhelming it can all seem in the beginning. I think once you get into a routine and figure out the "perfect" meals that you really love, it will get easier. Good luck!

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  3. If you google sample diets of GD, there are a ton of menus out there! I had a similar melt down when I went to the store to shop for "no sodium" food. It will all be worth it though, I promise!

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  4. Definitely temporary and you will do great with it!!!

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  5. So temporary! You will be fine and just think it helps you stay healthy these last few weeks, no joke I should probably be on a diet these last 8 weeks... damn cravings!! Good luck!! You will do great!

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  6. Aww I'm so sorry Mrs. D! You sound like you have such a positive attitude about it, which is awesome. Only a few more months!!

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  7. Totally temporary! You're almost there! 10 weeks will FLY by. I wish you the best of luck. Post some of your meals! Seriously. It can help all us pregnant women to eat a little better.

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  8. That totally sucks but like you said...it's only temporary!

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  10. Awe sweetie, I'm so sorry your having to deal with that. I can imagine it has to be difficult to just suddenly change your entire diet. Especially while pregnant. But hopefully 10 weeks will fly by.

    Prayers for you :)

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  11. You will get the hang of what to eat in no time at all & then it will all be over & done with & you will have your beautiful & healthy little girl & won't remember anything about the pain in the ass it was!!

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  12. hey, I know you don't know me, but I just wanted to let you know that I am a registered dietitian and if you have any questions regarding your new diet I would be happy to answer them. There is a exchange list diet book/pamphlet that your local American Diabetes Association would give you a copy of. It breaks down all your basic foods and tells you how many carbs, proteins and fat each food is worth. It could really help you in your menu plan. And if you can't get your hands on one in your community I would be more than happy to send you a copy. :) Let me know if you are interested.
    mkeethler@gmail.com

    Best of luck you will handle this all fine!

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