As I near the end of this journey, I am thankful for the rigorous care of my OBs. From 9 weeks on, they have monitored my blood sugars and adjusted my insulin (If I did not do it, they called me wanting them). From 26 weeks on, I have seen them anywhere from once a week to twice a week for NSTs, AFIs, etc. Most of my family and friends thought I was nuts for not questioning their care. I am set for a scheduled c-section this Friday and hopeful that it will go well with the baby's blood sugars.
On the otherhand, I have a dear friend who was due 3 weeks after me. She had gestational diabetes as well and did not track her blood sugars and her OB did not seem as worried. Her numbers, when she did track them, were off the charts. It was not until she ran into issues with IUGR and the placenta breaking down at 33 weeks that she started to question her care and advocate for the same tests I had. Well at 35 weeks, this week, they rushed her in for an emergency c-section because the baby had severe IUGR and was now in distress. He is now in the NICU for breathing problems.
I know GD is a pain, but if it is not managed with diligence your baby can run into some serious issues. If your OB wants to put you on meds, it will be okay. If he/she wants to see you and monitor you a lot, it should not be a problem. GD can pose more issues than just a big baby. I was shocked when my OBs told me that as I was questioning their care.