Apr 10, 2008

Empowerment then Down Low

I had my first Gestational Diabetes class yesterday and came home armed with a monitor and supplies, as well as lots to read and learn. I was elated to see my first reading right where it belonged! I felt so empowered. I could do it! I was going to beat this thing!

Since then, they have all been far too much out of tolerance. How is it that I can get a good blood sugar reading for lunch yesterday (115), eat the same thing for lunch today (to the T!) and get a horrible reading of 140?! The reading is supposed to be under 120 to be "good".

I have a call into the Wellness Center to see what the answer might be. Of course, my educator told me yesterday, based on my blood readings from the 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test that I would most likely be taking insulin to combat this problem since diet alone would probably not fix the problem. We decided to monitor my blood sugars for a week and then see what to do. She told me that it would probably take a good week for me to learn the dietary method, but I've been zealous, dang it!

I felt so awesome yesterday after lunch. I had done it! Now, I feel kinda low. It's a betrayal by my body. So say a prayer for my mental and physical health. Heavens knows that I need it right now.

According to the Wellness Center, hormones are probably to blame for my readings. Stress, previous day activity levels, and so on can ALSO mess with levels. Come to think of it, I am feeling more hormonally unstable today than yesterday. I may cry now...


Awesome Mom said...

Aww, I hope that you get this licked into shape.

Aimee said...

Oh man that stinks, Sara! I am praying for you and that little one - hang tough, mama!

Khrista said...

Oh...you're in my prayers. I hope it can be worked out without medication! Hang in there!

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