🤰🏻 GESTATIONAL DIABETES 🤰🏻 So as expected, I have this to add into my routine again! I have been diagnosed early with GD.
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It occurs if your body cannot produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels to meet the extra needs in pregnancy.
I was diagnosed after my glucose test at 28 weeks in my first pregnancy. If you have it in pregnancy, it’s pretty likely to develop in any future pregnancies. So I was prepared and experienced this time around.
Lucky last time I managed it fine by controlling my diet better and cutting out too many treats. Planning the same this time too so we will se how it goes.
The wee kit in the picture is my blood sugar testing kit. I have to prick my finger a few times a day 2 hours after meals. This tells me my sugar levels so I know if what I ate was ok. I’m part of a trial group for this new kit, very high tech as it’s all done via Bluetooth to my phone. 5 years ago it was notepad and pen! 😂
It’s a tiny wee needle so like a pin prick, monkey has become my personal figer pricker! I set everything up and she presses the button. Should I be worried my child likes to stab me? Haha
With my first, I was fine after birth but my daughter was taken to scbu and put on a drip as her sugars were low. After a couple days she was fine although she then had other issues not related to GD.
Fingers crossed we won’t need scbu this time but at least I can prepare my self mentally for anything that happens.
Also don’t you love my wee wrap scrap bag I keep my kit in?
Have you had gestational diabetes? How did you manage it? Have you just been diagnosed? Feel free to ask me anything! I may even do a video on me doing a test 🙂
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