There was a lot of talk about gestational diabetes in the intro thread, and I'd like start a separate conversation. It's definitely a concern for me. Both my parents are type II diabetic. I was diagnosed as IR and then my gyno (who I am no longer with) told me over the phone I was diabetic. She wasn't really that judgmental, but I was devastated. Then I went to my regular doc and he looked at my numbers and said I was okay, pre-diabetic or borderline pre-diabetic if anything. They put me on the metformin anyway for ovulation stimulation. Then the same month I conceived I was finally diagnosed with PCOS by my RE.
I was on Met forever, it seems, at least 6 months until we conceived. Now I'm heading towards my 12-week appointment, where I will go off the Met and meet my new doc for the first time.
I have been eating slightly more carb-heavy than normal because of M/S, but I am eating almost NO refined sugar or even fruit or anything sweet because it makes me queasy. I'm worried that means something.
I really am not looking forward to taking the 1-hour test, mostly because I am almost certain I will end up very sick from the sugar drink. Trying to drink ginger ale makes me ill, so I can't imagine.
My parents have an extra glucometer I want them to send to me. I may ask my doc if I can delay the 1-hour until I feel less iffy about my digestion (I can't imagine going to work after that) I would rather just check my sugars, honestly, but I know they are going to insist on the test even though I've heard a lot about how inaccurate it can be.
I also think there's tons of fearmongering about GD and diabetes in general since the standards were changed. I feel pretty healthy and once my M/S resolves, I will go back to my normal eating habits which are very balanced and skewed towards low carb.
Mostly, I am just scared to meet my new doctor overall, I have only seen her NP. I also am trying to figure out a way to ask her about how she feels about interventions and obese women. I have read about women who have basically been told to schedule their C-section because of their weight. I do a lot of worrying about how I will be treated by medical professionals, but I've actually been pretty lucky, even the stupid doctor who misdiagnosed me with diabetes didn't tell me I'd have to stop TTC at the time.