So, I finally ended up doing the repeat GD test - I did the one hour and failed it. Then I had the option of taking a 2 hour or the 3 hour (which at this military facility is more like a 3 vs. 4 hour). I opted for the 2 hour...and FAILED. You only have to fail one number versus in the longer one you have to fail 2. I think I might have passed if I had gone with the longer one but it is pure torture to fast until noon! So I got the bad news call yesterday and I am picking up my monitor/strips/etc. today. I have a nutrition appointment on monday followed immediately by an appointment in OB to talk about using the monitor and exactly what I am supposed to do.
I am SO bummed...but it might actually be a blessing in disguise since I have been eating so horribly. Today is my first day of trying to cut down on the carbs and eat less sugar and I am HUNGRY and grumpy. I am eating but I am so used to stuffing myself full of carbohydrates that my body is having a hard time figuring out what is going on!! :confused:
I am not sure what this diagnosis will mean for treatments/visits from here-on-out. They dont want to see me again until the 29th of December - after a few weeks of me following the diet and recording my sugars. At that point I will be one month from my due date anyway - so all in all it does not seem all that different visit-wise. I am a bit concerned about developing diabetes afterwards as it runs in my family...but I have hopes since, generally speaking (when not pg) I watch what I eat and I exercise. I also have a concern for the baby since by my having GD it makes him more prone to type 2 and obesity down the road. *sigh*
I cant remember if anyone else on the board has GD....? Anyone...anyone? Bueller? Bueller? :rolleyes: