So this Tuesday, instead of tackling all the tons of things I need to do, I will be sitting in a lab “tackling” my 3 hour gestational diabetes fasting glucose test. It is bad enough that I may have gestational diabetes – but I have to sit in a lab for THREE hours too!
We are in the beginning process of converting our office space into Jackson’s bedroom so that the new baby can have Jackson’s room – and I have a ton of sorting and organizing to do. As well, I have my usual ton of emails and work to do. So, sitting in the lab for three hours is a tad frustrating.
Most of all though – I just really hope I don’t have gestational diabetes! I really, really, really like sugar! I try to not eat too much of it of course – but I can’t imagine living without orange juice and fresh fruit!
I was totally shocked that I failed the screening. I didn’t have any problems with Jackson and I am not in any of the risk categories (except that I am over 25.)
What about you moms out there – did any of you have gestational diabetes? Tell me the truth – how horrible is the diet? Can I really not drink orange juice?!? What about fruit? I NEED fresh fruit…
I sure hope I pass this test – I promise if I do, I won’t complain at all that I had to sit in a lab for three hours!
I hope your tackles are going well – link up and let us know.
UPDATE: Thanks so much for all your supportive, informative comments!!! I made it through the test – but only because they had a little room with a wonderful, soft reclining chair. I was so nauseated and dizzy that sitting up was getting really hard by the end of the first hour. I hadn’t realized that the chair reclined, so when I mentioned I wasn’t feeling well, the lab tech told me the chair reclined. Wow – was I relieved! I even dozed a bit. I was feeling really rough. I hope that isn’t a sign that I may have GD… I will write a post letting you all know my results when I get them. Thanks again for all your encouragement!!!