Gestational Diabetes was definitely one of the greatest hurdles I had to go through during my pregnancy. And even until today, only a couple of my friends know about it. So today I am going to talk about it.
On a side track, one thing you got to learn during pregnancy or in fact life in general; learn to share information wisely.
I came to know that I had Gestational Diabetes (GD) about during early of my 2nd trimester. You should have seen my face. I was extremely shocked. Because for someone like me who exercises regularly and has a pretty decent healthy diet, it is almost unbelievable.
I cried for whole 3 days... yes... anyway bear in mind that pregnant women cry easily. So I really cried tears of disappointment due to the diagnosis, I also cried I think due to the rise of crazy hormones. But really feeling that life is so unfair.
It took me 2 whole weeks to kind of come to terms with it. And believe me, it was like all of a sudden, you want to eat all the sweet stuff or food which are high on GI contents. But such a surge is nothing but just a rebellious brain.
I definitely did not opt to do a GD test because once again, I never expected it to happen to me. I was being asked to go to for the GD test because my gynae felt that my boy was bigger than the normal range for 1st Trimester babies.
I went for the test and voila! I received a report that I was slightly GD. So the thing, we got to understand is; slight GD is still GD. So, my gynae sent me to a specialist doctor who annoyed the hell out of me (story for another day), and went through the list of kinds of food and fruits recommended to consume or to refrain from.
So basically, I was given a sheet of paper to record my readings. My blood readings. I needed to prick myself 6 times a day - before food, 2 hours after food and for all 3 meals.
There is a strict index range given and the rule of thumb is in a month, I must not exceed 3 readings. Here's a sample of mine: