Gestational DiabetesGestational Diabetes is a complication that develops during pregnancy. It means that the body is unable to process sugar well. Having high blood sugar levels can affect the baby’s health and can even cause a miscarriage.
So now that I have Gestational Diabetes, I have to check my glucose levels after meals. I have to make sure that my sugar is in a good range so that my baby doesn’t get too big or have complications. I already knew I was high risk from the beginning of my pregnancy so I was very careful of what I ate. Unfortunately, it’s not up to me and no matter how well I ate, I still got Gestational Diabetes. Plus, I’ve got 3 out of the 4 risk factors so I just had to accept it. So if you want to see what a day in my life looks like with Gestational Diabetes, I’ve got my vlog below. Plus, checkout what I ate to stay low carb and low sugar.
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What I Ate In A Day | Glucose Checks
Breakfast | 123mg
- Calcium Magnesium Citrus Mix
- Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk
- Low Carb Bread with Salmon and Cream Cheese
- Iconic Protein Powder Chocolate Truffle
- Stoka Bar Coco
Lunch | 122mg
- Chicken Sausage Pizza (no crust)
- Edamame Dumplings
Dinner | 101mg
- Dukka Spiced Pork Chops
What I Learned
To accept the limitations of my own body
- Diabetes runs on both sides of our family. It’s always been one thing that I’ve been very scared of. I had put the idea in my mind that because I workout consistently, I have developed good nutrition habits that gestational diabetes won’t happen to me. That I could fight it.
- The truth is it’s not up to me. It’s the hormones that cause it. 10% of pregnant women have gestational diabetes. I’m just one of them. You can have it in one pregnancy and not the other. It’s something I had to learn to accept not as a fault but as something I cannot control
To put even more focus on being grateful
- Gestational Diabetes is not the worst thing that can happen to a pregnant woman. At the end of the day, we have a healthy baby and we are nearing the finish line with this pregnancy. It took us 5 years to conceive so this little bump in the road is nothing
- Due to my diagnosis, I have been testing myself and pricking myself 4x a day to see what my blood glucose levels are. That sucks but there is a silver lining. I am very conscious of what I eat and it’s actually really cool to have actual data to backup what foods drove my blood sugar to go up and what didn’t. If you want to geek out a bit further like me feel free to check out and copy my personal Google Doc for measuring my blood sugar levels which you can find HERE.
- I’m grateful for all the love and support I’ve received from family and friends especially moms who’ve had gestational diabetes themselves.
To have empathy for other pregnant womenTo remember when I’m not pregnant to let them sit down if they want, take my place in the bathroom line, give my pregnancy clothes as hand me down to someone else who will need it and just generally make their lives easier. It’s no walk in the park to carry 30% or so more of your body weight. Most of all, I’m just grateful to have made it this far in our pregnancy and I’m so excited to meet our little bubba soon!
Products I Use:Check out these amazing products that have helped me get through Gestational Diabetes and my pregnancy a little easier.
- CalMag Plus Powder
- Calamansi Powder
- Sola Bread Deliciously Seeded
- Iconic Protein Powder
- Stoka Bars
- Green Chef get a $25 credit when you use my link https://greenchef.com/invite/pnb9k
- Carb Manager App
- True Food Kitchen
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