Wednesday, March 16, 2011

GD...No...Not That GD

Remember when I was pregnant and got the diagnosis no one wants to get...gestational diabetes? 

Yeah.  Me too.

It was a day I will never forget.  It made my pregnancy a whole heck of a lot more difficult and had me worried out of my mind that I was going to produce a "fat baby" as the Internet so lovingly refers to those poor children.  I was in the doctor's office twice a week for 10 weeks making sure little Natalie was cooking away nice and slow.

Through a lot of hard work on my part (I mean seriously, Christmas was during this time!) I remained on my strict low carb diet and successfully delivered a regular 7 lb. 13 oz. baby who was in no way fat.  And I learned a ton about the disease.  Like it's just my crappy pancreas that gave me high blood sugar readings, not the fact that I was eating too much sugar. 

Anyways, I had to meet with my specialist this week for my 8 week post-delivery appointment.  I had to take the glucose test again (YUM!  not...) and this time it was a two hour test.  I got pricked at the beginning, middle, and end of the test.  On a Friday morning.  Where I had to bring my sweet baby girl for a three hour trip to the lab.  Yep.  Talk about a fun morning

But as of Monday, I'm in the clear.  I no longer have diabetes...which was expected but not totally ruled out. Yippee!!  I will say that the risk of me developing diabetes within the next 5 years is 50%...which I find ridiculously high.  So I'm getting back on the fit train and watching what I eat to prevent that from happening. 

But the fact that I no longer have to prick myself four times a day and inject insulin into my bulging belly is super nice :)


melissa said...

I'm so happy to hear that! I bet it took A LOT of hard work to eat low carb & healthy over the holidays - hats off to you mama!

Emily said...

So glad you are in the clear! Diabetes is not fun, but it was way better than many other diseases that is for sure!

Shaina said...

Yay, what a relief! Talk about lifting a weight off. Woohoo! I still remember when we were texting back and forth after you had Natalie, and you said "she's not fat!" hahahahaha. So funny!

Lucy Marie said...

So glad to hear this!

Lindsey said...

So happy to hear friend! Woohoo!

d.a.r. said...

So so happy to hear that your GD days are over!!

Kristen said...

fantastic news Jenny!