Am i sad? yes... I am. BUT, I was planning to buy a glucometer and keep things in check regardless - so now that i've been LABELED (which i hate) as a gestational diabetic and will of course have to disclose this in any future pregnancies, it isn't a bad thing per say.
Good news: The glucometer, test strips, lancets and all that fun stuff will be COVERED by my insurance. The test strips can get uber pricey, so this is actually great news.
Another good news: my diet will improve - no more white sugars, no more white carbs, no more simple carbs - focusing on protein and complex carbs, veggies and fruits. So, hopefully my weight want get out of control either. I'm at about 17-18lbs of weight gain, so not gaining too much more is a positive.
My motivation to keep my gestational diabetes in check:
- To avoid having it post-natally
- To help our baby avoid facing type 2 Diabetes
- To avoid having a ginormous baby (ginormous as in unhealthily big)