Things have been going so well, despite some interesting symptoms in the past few months. I've been feeling lightheaded, almost-fainting, nauseated, weak, etc. I just figured it was dehydration or just some strange pregnancy quirk.
Actually, turns out it's gestational diabetes.
I got the official diagnosis yesterday. I always wondered if this would be something I'd contend with if I'd ever be so lucky to become pregnant because I have a family history of diabetes as well as an insulin resistant diagnosis from years ago. And that has now become my reality. I am not surprised, but I'm definitely not thrilled about it.
I have a nutrition consult at the hospital this morning and will be changing my diet. And funny enough, it sounds like I'm going to actually need to eat MORE because I'm not eating nearly as much or as often I should be. That will be the main challenge, but I will definitely manage. I really don't like sweets or soda, and I know so much about diabetes because of my dad's health that the knowledge part should be easy. I will do anything for this little girl!
We don't think insulin is necessary at this stage of the game and the OB thinks I'll easily be managed with diet and monitoring only. And the good news is that Sammy is growing normally and was in the 48th percentile last appointment with no problems with additional amniotic fluid, which we might see as abnormal with a GD diagnosis.
Anyway, I know I've got this and am committed to managing it! I'm looking forward to hopefully feeling a little better too.