I was diagnosed last week with GD and still haven't met with my educator, however, the appt is scheduled for DEC 6. I am a bit frustrated because I feel like I am in limbo with what I am supposed to do until the appt. I have had blood sugar problems in the past and a nurse practitioner had diagnosed me with pre-diabetes while an endocrinologist just said I have some called "dumping" due to my drops in blood sugar. My blood sugar was 217 after my 1 hour screening, so I didn't even have to do the 3 hour test (I did eat a gluten free chocolate muffin like 2 hours prior to the test, yes I know, probably really dumb move). Anyways, now that I have GD I have a few questions:
1. Are your test strips covered by insurance?
2. What snacks do you recommend for someone who is also allergic to wheat and corn?
3. Do they typically induce women with GD, and if so, how early?