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August 14th, 2009 at 05:16 pm

I just found out I have gestational diabetes. I am totally blindsided, as I didn't have it when I was preggo a year and a half ago with the bean, have no family history and none of the risk factors. I don't know why this time would be different.

I'm really upset about it. I don't know how I am going to completely revamp my diet and do good knows what else while taking care of the bean and being exhausted from being pregnant.

I just feel like after the last couple years, with both my grandparents dying and my dad dying that I can't take any more emotionally, but that the crap just keeps on coming. It's like I just can't bear anymore, but tough luck, I have to,.

14 Responses to “devastated”

  1. Lisa Says:

    You can do it! You are a strong woman! This one isn't so hard!

    Your doctor should hook you up with a nutritionist, and if that isn't initiated, you should ask.

    Once you get your sugar under control, you will probably have more energy. I never had it, but my very good friend did. Those crazy sugar levels can affect everything: mood, fatigue, exhaustion.

    I'm sending many good thoughts your way!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure that you can overcome this!! It's okay to be sad for awhile, too.

  3. MomEsq Says:

    Hang in there! Gestational diabetes is pretty common, and easy to monitor. Lisa is right - get hooked up with a nutritionist -you'll start to feel better as soon as those sugar levels are under control.

  4. shiela Says:

    I'm so sorry Thrift-o-rama. I'm sure with the right balance diet you can control this. Take care.

  5. daybyday Says:

    I had it. It really didn't take me very long to get the hang of the diet. It wasn't complicated. I ate well and felt great.

    You can do it. Smile And congratulations on the new baby on the way.

  6. lizajane Says:

    Hang in there. I'm sure it's difficult news to deal with right now, but once it's under control you should start to feel better. I know regular diabetes is linked to depression, and I'm not sure if gestational is or not (I don't know why it wouldn't), so maybe that's part of the reason for feeling overwhelmed too.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    I am sorry!

    My doctor was always nagging me about sugar in my urine my second pregnancy. Of course, that said, Type 2 Diabetes does run in my family - but so does obesity - and I am certainly not obese. It never amounted to much more (I guess it could be an early sign), but yeah, your body can behave very differently each time. I remember my doctor always asking if I ate sweets before my appointment. ??? Um, no?

    Just one more thing to deal with - that's life - hang in there!

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  9. BuckhornGal Says:

    Hey, I know it's a shock but it's not uncommon. You will adjust quite quickly - you'll be surprised. It's a pain in the neck but will be gone right after you give birth. And once you get your blood sugar level at the right level it will really level off any emotional mood swings you might be having. My son has juvenile diabetes and once we had his sugar level in order he was much more balanced and happy. This is a treatable disease and won't affect baby at all. You will be just fine!

  10. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Best of Luck with the new diet ! I hope you feel better soon.... :-)

  11. mrs. Says:

    That sucks ... but you'll make it, and in the end you get a precious bundle of joy. Take care and relax!

  12. boomeyers Says:

    Bummer! It stinks to have to have something else to deal with, but it is easy to take care of and not something you will have to live with forever. And once you get the diet controlled, your energy will perk back up. You'll be fine!

  13. M E 2 Says:

    I agree with what one of the other posters said. GD is VERY common during pregnancy and while it can be a serious problem, YOU didn't do/not do anything to develop it. Being overly upset is just as dangerous to/for you and the baby as the GD can be. The following is directling from diabetes.org - - -

    "While gestational diabetes is a cause for concern, the good news is that you and your health care team - your doctor, obstetrician, nurse educator, and dietitian - work together to lower your high blood glucose levels. And with this help, you can turn your concern into a healthy pregnancy for you, and a healthy start for your baby."

    Good health and good luck!

  14. thriftorama Says:

    The diet will be Ok, once I am in the routine, it's the extra doctor visits and the constant blood testing I am dreading. I feel like I really don't have the extra time for that. And, since I was only over on my glucose tests by 1 or 2 points out of normal range, I am angry that I still have to go through all of this hassle even though it's likely mild.

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