We try to live a mostly gluten free lifestyle and it seems to be helping. I follow my diet that's been given to me by the dietitian - maybe not 100%, but pretty darn close. My sugars are always good, and if I eat something that really, I just shouldn't be eating regardless of having GD or not, my sugars are a bit high - a bit meaning my sugar should read under 7 and it's at 7.2.
My last appointment was cancelled so I haven't seen the Endocrinologist for about a month. I see him tomorrow and he can go through my readings. I think it was more of a learning process doing it on my own. For example...
I know I have to eat something before bed in order for sugars to be where he wants them to be (under 5).
I know if I choose rice over breads my sugars are levelled.
I know for my "first breakfast" I cannot eat any carb whatsoever. If I do this then my sugars are pretty much level for the rest of my day.
It's crappy, but at the same time it keeps me in check. At my last appointment I only gained 1/2 a pound. So in 18 weeks, I have gained 5 lbs. I am on an exercise program created by my trainer so it's helping me to lose weight while I gain baby. Since I'm a bit overweight, and I have GD, weight loss is not looked upon as being bad. And it will keep the sugars in check.
With my last pregnancy I was put on insulin and hooked up to all sorts of IV's during labour. Since I am planning a natural birth (again!) , the less I am hooked up to the better! And the better controlled it is, the less chance for intervention and induction.
Since I don't have photos that relate to GD, here is a pic of Ethan :)
|Sorry Guys - Can't get a NORMAL photo of him, so I guess these are the new norm!|