Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's Complicated

Apparently I'm a little high maintenance. I really try to be healthy. I eat right and exercise. I may lose my mind a little during pregnancy but for the majority of the time I make it my goal to be healthy.

Over the last couple weeks I've been feeling, umm icky? I've had a couple occasions when my blood sugar seems to have dropped into the scary zone so I eat uncontrollably and feel better for the most part. I have serious fatigue after one of these episodes. Since I wasn't real sure what was going on with my body I asked my mom-in-law to borrow her blood glucose monitoring kit. I just figured when I felt "icky" I would take it and just see what it says and report back to the doc.

Normal blood sugar should run in the low 100's. In one of these low stages my sugar was 38. I honestly felt like I was going to pass out. I ate some food and then felt better.

This morning however I didn't feel well at all after I ate my morning bowl of cereal. I just had some plain shredded wheat and skim milk. Sounds harmless. I just kept feeling worse and worse so I thought I'd check my sugar. It was 175. Within 2 hours it was back down to 54.

I called my obgyn who is out of the office until tomorrow. The nurse was kind and said she'd check with the doc on call but wanted to know if I was familiar with gestational diabetes.

How would you define familiar? I know what it is, know what the affects can be, and I know I don't want to have it. That's familiar enough for me.

Needless to say I know what's coming but I'm not happy about it and I'm scared. I will do whatever I can to make sure Anneliese and I are as healthy as possible but there are several complications that could happen and as a 8 month pregnant chick my hormones won't let me ignore those.

We are heading into the doctor's office as soon as they call. I appreciate your prayers for me and my soon to be gargantuan baby girl (huge baby is a side effect & have you seen mine when I don't have G.D.? EEK!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there! I have a friend who had GD and did just fine controlling it with some coaching. And she didn't have a ginormous baby. Randy will take care of you!!! I will be thinking about you. ~Abie