If you have read any of my previous questions/posts, you might know my history: February of this year I had a placental abruption at term and lost my baby girl and almost my own life. I got pregnant 10 weeks later, unexpectedly. I am currently 28 weeks. I failed the one hour glucose test a week and a half ago. After taking the test, i felt awful, nauseous and just weird. My blood sugar was 165. I am scheduled for this wednesday for the 2 hour test.
Well, given my history (oh and I have post traumatic stress with major anxiety at any given time), my mind tends to go to absolute worse case scenario. I don't know that much about GDM. I have been trying to eat more protein. like this morning i didn't feel like making eggs, so i had some cottage cheese and then some peanut butter (not together). 2 hours later, i felt a little weird and with me, i can never tell if its the symptom that comes first or anxiety. so, i am wondering what is going on with my body. is my blood sugar too high, too low? am i causing harm to my baby by not knowing my blood sugar? i'm freaking out, basically. i thought i would come on here and ask someone who knows more for some advice.
i am contemplating buying a an Accuchek machine so that i can monitor my blood sugar - good or bad idea?
if i do, when should i check my blood sugar? before i eat, after i eat? what should my blood sugar be?
good things to eat?
if my blood sugar is high, what should i do?
any other tips?
obviously it is sunday so i can't call the doctor's office, but sitting at home obsessing about what may or may not be happening inside my body, is causing my anxiety to build. i just thought if i could have some quantifiable numbers i could ease my mind or help me to know if i should change something about my diet.
i am not a sedentary person, but anxiety and fear tend to paralyze me and i want to just sit down and worry instead of doing things to get my mind off of my worries. i have 3 little children that need me every minute of the day so the anxiety doesn't make things easier for me to focus on them.
bottom line, i have to wait until probably next week until i get results (because of holiday) and not knowing what/if my body is having problems is driving me crazy. don't know if it is safe to not know anything about what is going on inside for that long either.
i hope all this makes sense. i don't expect anyone to diagnose me or give medical advice - even if you just told me your story,that might help me out.