@SparkySunDevil did you have it with another pregnancy? If so, I'd definitely push for it. And it's the testing strips that get you. They can be very expensive. I had my first appointment with a Nurse Practitioner/nutritionalist today. I have ketones in my urine, which means I'm not eating enough carbs, and she didn't love my numbers. She said only 20% of my numbers can be high or she'll put me on meds. She also made me do another A1C. And she basically told me that I'm headed towards diabetes later in life. Last time, I was easily diet/exercise controlled so this threw me for a loop. I do need to up my activity levels, but it's so much harder with a kid to take care of. And then I had a high reading tonight post-dinner. Sigh. Im wallowing.
@Jens_Hoes It's a balancing game. You have to limit carbs to avoid spiking your blood sugar. But you also have to eat carbs to avoid going ketotonic. Through some trial and error, you can figure out what works for you and what doesn't. For instance, I can't have milk in the morning but I can have a snickers ice cream bar as my bedtime snack.
yesterday I wanted to do a little test so I ate a medium sized baked potato with sour cream and cheese sauce.. followed it up with a cupcake with lots of frosting and 3 girl scout tagalongs.... 2 hours later my blood sugar was 109... my highest number this week. I sent a message to my provider so we will see what they say.
Today I met with a nutritionist and she said that post meal numbers should be less than 140 at 2 hours. She said they used to say 130 but new guidelines say 140 is ok.
Failed 1 hour and 3 hour. I'm with a midwife birth center for my care, and they are referring me to a gestational diabetes program through a hospital. I'm told if I have too many levels above 200 I can't give birth at the birth center. I'm beyond devastated and an emotional wreck. I've looked at your diets and read almost all of the posts, and I'm dumbfounded. I eat well, and don't know how I can really improve my diet enough if my numbers were so bad with the GTTs. Feeling hopeless.
Finally got my appointments scheduled and going between being excited to see the diabetic educator and nutritionist tomorrow and feeling like I have "the Scarlett letter" on my jacket. Even scheduling the appointments was super stressful for me. I am hopeful having a plan will make it easier to manage, but also terrified of having to take insulin. It's so helpful to have this thread and see how many are able to control their levels with diet and exercise alone. Any suggestions for what to expect at this appointment? Apparently it will be almost 2 hours long.
How many "high" numbers does everyone have? I keep having 1 high number a day, always post-meal (not fasting) and never the same meal. I'm trying to hard to find appropriate carbs during meals and it's getting so frustrating. So far, I can only have black beans, farro, brown rice, or some grain mix. Those things aren't too easy to come by in restaurants or as a breakfast option.