I thought this would be helpful since there seems to be a few of us who have it. We can use it for tips, recipes or just supportive chatter .
I was supposed to start testing today, but my insurance has decided it doesn't have my meter and strips ( from my last pregnancy) on their preferred list. That means the strips will be 50.00 a month. No.Way. So, I have to wait on my dr to call in something else.
I had 2 strips left over. I wonder if they expire? Well, I tested fasting this morning and it was 111. *gasp*. I always had the worst trouble with my fasting number. I tried everything for snacks at bedtime to help. Finally I figured that for some reason popcorn, plain or with a seasoning type flavor worked perfect for me. I am going to have some again tonight and see if that works again.
My 2 hour after breakfast number was 91. They want it under 120. I had eggs, cheese and mushrooms to eat.
Now I just have to wait for more strips to test again. :/
Great idea thread!!
I just got home from seeing the nutritionist and I don't have to check back in during my pregnancy, just be monitored by my doc!! They said all of my blood sugar checks for the last 8 days have been great and they are going to recommend to my doctor that I check my fasting and my 2 hours after dinner blood sugars. YAY! Less sticking!
A mom that had gestational diabetes told me that what helped her the most with her sugars after meals was drinking some water with fresh lemon squeezed into it. I am going to have to see if this works!
Sorry about your fasting number Angie. I would say that the test strips don't expire though.
Crissy- congrats on only having to test 2x day!!!
My appointment at the diabetes center is on Monday, so I guess we'll see what happens. I'm hoping I can test for a few days and then be kind of let off the hook.
Congrats Crissy on good levels and not having to check in!!!
Angela, I know how you feel. I have a bridal shower to go to on Saturday, but I guess I'm already used to passing on the cake.
Passing on cake is hard! My sisters 18th birthday is this weekend and I have to pass on cake for that. boo.
My fasting number was 97 today. Glah. That was always the hardest one for me with my dd. I'll get it, I just have to find the right evening snack again.
Angie- what should your fasting number be? I was 91 when I went in for the 3 hour test.
First a question: The dr's office called today and said I was being referred to an endocrinologist????? Does this mean I need to have insulin? I thought I was supposed to be referred to a dietician. The appt is for next wed at 1pm- a very inconvenient time as far as work goes because I will have to take a 1/2 day. I am going to call tomorrow and try to get a different time and ask what is going to happen at the appointment.
Today was a baby shower. I think I did well considering all of the food was not very GD friendly at all. I had a SMALL bite of cake (1'' by 1'' by 1'') and some apples. I also had some nuts in my purse for protein so I ate those to help balance the sugar. OH and diet coke instead of punch.
This morning for breakfast I ate a hard boiled egg and a piece of toast (whole grain 10 carbs) with peanut butter. It was so yummy. I think this is my new favorite breakfast for the time being. Oh and water to drink.