Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gestational Diabetes

Yesterday I received the sad news that I have Gestational Diabetes. I confess I am SHOCKED and a bit overwhelmed by this. I had to do the 3 hour GTT when I was pregnant with Jeremy, so I wasn't surprised when I had to do the 3 hour GTT this go around either. But, to get the call and diagnosis of GD is shocking.

So, tomorrow I get to travel down to the Diabetes Center in Indianapolis and do a 2 hour course to learn how to control my sugar levels through diet and how to monitor my glucose levels. I sure hope that the diet isn't complicated, because I am not a measure it out and categorize my food kind of person. And, for the sake of the baby, I have to become one of those kind of people....and FAST!


Anna Maschke said...

Hi! I know you don't know me, but I saw this post title on the Hartke's blog, and I wanted to give you a bit of encouragement. I had GD with my third child (not with my first two)...I'm not going to lie and say it is fun, but you can do it! It's a lot of portion control; once you figure out what a serving looks like, you don't have to measure quite as much. Exercise will help also...even a ten minute walk after eating will lower your blood sugar (which is nice when you really want that second piece of pizza)

Feel free to email me at: annamaschke@gmail.com if you want any advice or more encouragment.

Misty, Matt and Jeremy said...

Thanks for the encouragement Anna!