Saturday morning at 7am, I woke up to get to the Labs early enough to get all my prenatal blood work done. At my last appt my OB told me she would order a sugar test since my blood work from my primary showed that I was pre-diabetic and I had developed gestational diabetes during my pregnancy with Caleb.
I get to the lab and they tell me about all my blood tests and she asks me if I'd been fasting for my sugar test. I said yes. She tells me it's the 3 hour test!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I was not expecting a 3 hour test. I was prepared for a 1 hour test. But I took the test, drank the nasty limeade flavored sugar drink, and wasted my life for 3 full hours. The sugar drank made me nauseous and it took everything in me (plus the threat of having to start all over again) not to get sick. I let them poke my veins 4 times, by the time I left, I looked like a heroin addict with trackmarks.
So, I get my results back, lo and behold, my blood sugar levels were higher than the normal range. Bummer, I have GD again. Last night I get the call from the nurses office to let me know I have to participate in the program and to pick up my meter this Friday. Great, I have to poke myself 4 times a day and monitor my blood sugar levels and watch what I eat. Not good news for a sugar addict like myself. I guess my sugar loving ways have finally caught up to me because here I am with gestational diabetes, again.
Oh well, I will do everything I can; resist the sugar urges, go into withdrawal, just to have a healthy baby in the end. The sacrifices a mother has to make and well before the baby is even here!