So... there was a thread a while back and I remember quite a few moms expecting to deal with GD... wondering if anyone wants to check in? We are getting closer to the time when it might actually start affecting blood sugar numbers, right?
I'll start- but I'd be interested to hear how others are doing, how your healthcare providers are approaching this, etc.
I have done a little spot checking- numbers have been fine. But I checked fasting this morning and it was 93 which I wasn't thrilled about. But I am sick, and I go upstairs to use my mom's meter (we live downstairs from them, she has type II. I don't have a meter of my own right now), so it wasn't an immediate number. I am going to try again a few days when I feel better and hope to see it a little lower.
I'm almost 16w now. As far as I can tell I really haven't gained weight (I don't weigh myself all that often, but at most a few lbs, however I think really pretty much stable). I am basically doing a low-carb diet, though not as strict as I sometimes follow. Little to no grains, no potatoes, no juice or liquid milk, limited fruit (like 1 or 2 servings a day) and limited sugar (am having some but keep it to ice cream or dark chocolate which are much lower carbs than cakes and cookies and whatnot). I have been allowing myself one small breadlike treat a day... not every day... but usually for morning snack. Something small. I tracked for a week using babyfit and I may do that- like a week once a month or so? I was keeping total carbs under 150, and some days well under that. (and that doesn't include the fiber, which for blood sugar regulation purposes you can basically subtract from the total carbs).
My midwives are fine with skipping the GTT and pretty much treating me as a GD mom. We are just going to spot check my numbers and once my insurance is worked out they will order me my own meter and I'll probably check fasting every day and one post-prandial number which I'll rotate around. They feel like if numbers are looking good, no reason to obsess about it. If numbers are looking high, I'll start logging food regularly and testing more often, make sure to keep them within healthy limits.
They say due to age (I will be 37) and the GD, they would like me to do an anatomy scan at some point, maybe later in pregnancy though, 36 weeks or so. Since we are planning a homebirth and would want to know of serious problems ahead of time.
Oh... and my GD was fairly mild with #2 (didn't have it with #1). It was diet-controlled- and VERY tight control. But I think I obsessed and worried over it far too much and want to take a more relaxed approach this time- but one that doesn't ignore health either. I had a HB with #2, she was 9lbs, and seriously born with 3 pushes. Whole labor under 3 hours. So I am personally not worried about having a big baby (I assume I will, and I know my body can birth big babies). I am more concerned with long-term implications for myself and for my unborn child of being much higher risk to develop type II later in life.