I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes today. Talk about a letdown. I’ve never failed the one hour screening, never mind had to do the three hour test and then to fail that. I’m so super frustrated. Feels like my body is failing me. I got a glucometer and hope to control it with diet. I have a history of large babies – which apparently contributes to my chances for diabetes anyway. I really don’t want a bigger baby still, if I can do something about it.
It was a rotten day of failed fasting numbers, miscommunication between lab, midwife, and overseeing doctor, multiple changes of plans, and finally failing everything but the final draw, which was dramatically low. Beyond that, we’re all well. Hunkered down and amazed at how the country has gone for the last several weeks and months. Blaine continues to work but has the option to work from home should the Coronavirus regulations dictate the need. Both big girls are still working, but the cafe portion of the ice cream shop/grocer/cafe has shut down. The drive through and carry out remain open with a skeleton crew. Co-op is cancelled for the next few weeks at least. Liberty’s high school graduation ceremony remains in limbo. We are stocked with tp, food, and supplies, mostly because that’s how I run things around here anyway. Praying all is well with each of you, as we weather the storm that is life lately.
Charlotte Moore says
I sure hate you are having to deal with gestational diabetes. How strange you never had it with the others. Our bodies do change that is for sure. Nice to hear all of you are doing ok during this crisis.
Our world sure did change in a hurry. Never in my lifetime have I seen such times as these. Bible is fulfilling.
We are doing ok and like you I try to stay pretty well stocked on everything that you can.
GOD BLESS us all while we weather through this storm.
Hello, again! I do not remember why I unsubscribed… forgive for my terrible etiquette . But my mom, who I would share your entries with, has been asking about you and your family and I had to check on you, especially during this frenzied and bizarre time. I am glad to know you are well-stocked(this is the norm for our family, too, thanks to my mom) and all of you safe and to hear your husband and daughters are able to help financially.
Congratulations also, on your pregnancy! Though I can imagine this was an awful day, with the test results. Hopefully, you’ll get yourself back on track, asap. Oh boy, you have enough on your plate to have to take on the added worries of a pandemic! But I wonder, too, if you’re not more calm than most, because of it? I say this because my sister, who’s expecting her 5th child, seems unexpectedly calm… Maybe it’s a mama-thing.
Hope this finds you well, always.
God bless you!
What is your A1C level? My fasting lab yesterday came back 6.1 vs 6.0 a year ago with 5.7 to 6.4 being the pre diabetes range so I need to loose 15 pounds of belly fat.