Hi, ladies! I've spent the last few days reading through this thread every chance I got. Started at page 40, I think. Whew!
I have never yet been officially smacked with the gestational diabetes label, but... I will be. I know it. It's coming. Here's why: first pregnancy I took the 1 hour GTT and my nurse midwife said I passed, but if I remember right my number was 150-something. That'd be a fail. I think she didn't know what she was doing. My diet was HORRIBLE. Pathetic. Awful. My daughter was 8 pounds, 5 ounces at almost 40 weeks, and had low blood sugar issues. My second pregnancy I was on my own, so no testing, and while my diet was better in general, my favorite foods the last couple of months were popcorn and root beer floats.
My son was 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and was utterly stuck. My next pregnancy the nurse midwives were worried about GD, but I weaseled out of the icky test by agreeing to monitor at home. My fasting sugars were generally in the 90s, sometimes in the 100-110 range, and sometimes even higher. No one apparently knew that was a problem. That son was 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was stuck for almost 2 minutes. The pregnancy after that ended at 23 weeks, but I was already monitoring my fasting blood sugars, and they were usually 85-105. Post-meal numbers are always fabulous.
This time even before I got pregnant my fasting sugars were generally 100-110. Soooo... yeah... I'm so gonna be labeled.
I'm not too upset about it, as it's really the kick in the pants I need to just stop eating the carb-age that I know I don't need. I aspire to a Paleo way of eating, since that fits with my food allergies anyway. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around low-carb eating without eggs, dairy, coconut, or soy. I'm gluten-sensitive, too, but that's pure carb, so no problem. But... I do NOT like savory foods for breakfast. I want toast! I can't have any of the official low-carb breakfast foods... yogurt, smoothies, eggs, coconut muffins... *sigh*
Anyway, that's my intro. I've already taken some notes from what I've read here. Hope to get my butt moving on some walks soon, even though summer is here.