For my 30 week check up I had to get two tests – Gestational Diabetes and test for my RH negative factor. My bad news – my levels came back so high after the GD first test they called and told me to skip the three hour test and go straight to the Diabetes Management Center. I have GD and needed to get in there to start my new management diet. I’ve now been tracking my blood sugar and have changed my diet for 5 days, and I can’t seem to get it under control. One day my levels are good all day long, the next they are high all day and I am eating what I’m supposed to be eating in this “carb counting” diet they have me on. I hope I can get this figured out by diet and don’t have to get insulin shots, I have to go back on day 7 to go over my log with the diabetes center.
What scares me about GD – the complications I read. I have learned to quit reading google during this whole procedure, I was addicted during IVF and I have done pretty good to stay away from looking up every symptom..and I read over and over that severe complications are rare with GD, it still scares me. I made it this far with no problems, I just hope everything goes well. I am trying to hard to do everything I am supposed to with this GD for the baby. I hope the dr. and I can figure this out.
Good news – I haven’t created antibodies due to the RH negative factor, so I just need to get a shot of Rhogam in my arse next appointment. I was afraid I had the antibodies from my previous ectopics – but looks like the drs all gave me the shot in time, or the babies were negative also!
I’m now at my 31 week mark.. the countdown is on! 6 more weeks and I’m officially FULL TERM.