01-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: in a pile of laundry!
Re: Bad Blood Sugar News
To me it sounds like the beginning of GD, how is your blood sugar when not pregnant? Have you ever monitored? My family has a history of diabetes so I have always been super aware of how I eat. The two things you ate before the draw that most likely did it was the Doritos and the protein drink (usually they have sugar). My blood sugar is 60-70 resting and 80-90 one hour after eating. If you are really serious about getting in balance then here are a few of my tricks that I just do on a daily basis,
- no white flour: eat sprouted bread only or gluten free products
- no refined sugar or corn syrup: only honey or coconut sugar or fruit sugars
- minimize processed foods to maybe once every other day if at all. (that means Doritos but that being said my first trimester I could not get enough Pringles!)
I know it is super hard in the beginning of pregnancy, so many foods make us sick that it can be difficult to find anything to eat at all. However, getting under control is important. I would see if someone you know has a blood sugar monitor and check yourself for four days in a row (fasting and one hour after two meals but change up which meals). See what your numbers look like and bring them to your OB or midwife. That's what I did instead of the typical GD test.
Good luck mama! Keep us posted
crunchy wife to B
and momma of identical twin girls G
, our rainbow
born at home April 2013 and R
forever in my heart.