I know that it is normal for pregnant women to have higher blood sugar levels, I know all about the arguments that g.d. doesn't really exist, but the fact remains that my blood sugar isn't quite right. Where does the "naturally higher" blood sugar levels turn into just plain "high"? I don't have the "gestational diabetes" label simply because I'm refusing the test. Actually, my midwife doesn't even routinely offer the test.
My bG levels are good during the day, but my fasting level is usually in the 130s, which is too high. So I need some better ideas for bedtime snacks. I'm a vegetarian who doesn't want to eat dairy, though I have been, for lack of better ideas. My last baby has dairy intolerance/allergy, IMO because I relied so heavily on dairy for protein when pregnant with him (I've had g.d. with both previous pregnancies). I've tried whole wheat crackers with cheese (1 carb, 2-3 protein), yogurt with sliced apple (1 carb, 1 fruit, 1.5 protein), 1/2 p.b. sandwich with a boiled egg (1 carb, 2 protein), and other similar stuff, but my levels are remaining high. I've tried eating every few hours during the night, hoping to avoid the Dawn Phenomenon
, but that doesn't help either. Maybe I need to only do protein and fat for a bedtime snack instead of any carbs?
So all that is to say--if you have g.d. or if you have blood sugar issues at all, what do you eat before bed to help you have a decent fasting blood sugar level? I can't have a homebirth if I have to take insulin; I will have to switch to an OB and have a hospital birth, which would be devastating. Please help me figure out a solution so that I can keep my midwife and my homebirth plans!