Topic: Gestational Diabetes
I was diagnosed with early gestational diabetes. I did not have diabetes prior to becoming pregnant and I was told it isn't common to happen this early, but does happen to some people. I am now on insulin 4x a day and monitoring food like crazy. It's making me miserable, mostly because I don't want to eat as much as they say I need to and I was gluten and dairy free prior to pregnancy and that pretty much has had to go out the window because I can't find foods with enough of the carbs and proteins I need in the right amounts without adding these things.
Anyone else deal with this? Were there any things you did that made it more manageable? They pretty much scared me to death about what will happen to my baby boy if I don't get this under control so I am following everything to a T, but I'm making myself nuts counting carbs, proteins, and sugars. I appreciate any tips or advice you can give me. Thanks!