I have T2 Diabetes- was diagnosed about 4 years ago. I can tell DH's family thinks it is because I am overweight/brought it on myself.
SIL has a 3yo and she was 'embarrassed' that she had GD with that pregnancy. I asked why and finally got it out of MIL that SIL thought GD only happened to fat lazy people.
Plus ever since I was diagnose MIL has been a carb-a-phobe because she does not want to get 'that' diagnosis. Me and my teenage DS make fun of how she always is talking about 'CAARBBBS'.
It just gets on my nerves that they think I bought this all on myself. I have threatened DH that he had better not tell any of them that I had to go on Glyburide to help my numbers through pregnancy - I am sure they will just think it is because I am a slovenly person.
I have been able to manage an A1C in the 5.2-5.5 range pre-pregnancy with just watching my diet and some exercise. I did not eat the healthiest diet prior to developing T2 but I have worked fairly hard to keep it under control and have been vigilant regarding what I eat/drink throughout this pregnancy.
Just had to get this out. Has anyone else had someone think you have GD or T2 because of your own fault?