Hi fellow moms,
So I was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I feel really alone right now. My hormones are raging, so one minute I'll be excited to start this healthy life style, and the next I'll be crying because all I want is pizza and life is soooo unfair and all that. The only good news is that according to the doctors, the baby is fine, which is a HUGE relief. (Although I'm still very nervous I'll do something to screw that up
I would love some advice (maybe something you learned that you wish you knew at the start), or just a simple "me too!" So I know I'm not alone. Also, did any of you feel shame for getting this diagnosis? I'm young, my BMI has always been in the ideal range, and I've never had any serious health issues. So when I found this out, I felt like I did something majorly wrong (I do eat very unhealthy, I will admit it) or that something was already really wrong with me and I didn't know about it. I know it's something I shouldn't feel embarrassed about, yet I do. Any tips on that? I feel like I let myself and my baby down.
Oh,and let's say I eat a pizza. My doctor says my levels should be 130 or lower, and I score 130 or lower. Does that mean I get to eat pizza every once in a while, or do I have to avoid all food that is considered unhealthy, even if my levels don't spike?