Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Summer with Gestational Diabetes

Outfit Details:  ASOS Maternity Bathing Suit (Similar here and here) // Sunglasses (Similar  here) // Hair Band (Similar here)

Hi!  I've been totally MIA this summer!  We have been definitely enjoying the weather and getting outdoors as much as possible.  Honestly, I've been exhausted and have had somewhat expected news.  At around 28-29 weeks I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes.  This was such a bummer to hear since I had it for my first and not my second.  However, although I was able to manage it during my first pregnancy with diet only it seems this one was going to be more challenging.

After having a hard time controlling my fasting blood sugar (that's the blood sugar taken first thing in the morning before eating) I have been put on insulin.  With some adjusting it seems to be controlling my fasting blood sugar which I'm happy to see.  However, the eating no sugar and low carbs is not easy. Especially since it requires a lot of timing of meals and taking my blood sugar.

Here is my general schedule:
7 am - Wake up - take fasting blood sugar within 10 minutes of waking up
7:30 am - eat breakfast
8:30 am - take blood sugar
10:30 am - snack
12:30/1:00 pm - eat lunch
1:30/2:00 pm - take blood sugar
3:30/4:00pm - snack
6:30 pm - eat dinner
7:30 pm - take blood sugar
8:30/9:00 pm  - snack
10:00 pm - insulin

As you can see my day is action packed with picking appropriate food choices, testing my blood sugar, and makings sure I eat at certain times of the day.  There are definitely days I feel overwhelmed especially with two little boys running around!  Stress seems to increase my blood sugar level so I try to do a lot of meal prep and planning.  This helps me feel less overwhelmed. I plan to talk about my food choices in later blog posts and hopefully either link to or post some recipes!

So, currently, at just about 33 weeks I'm managing.  I'm going to try to be more consistent over the next few weeks and give some updates as well.

Here are some bathing suits I'm crushing on this summer (maternity and non-maternity!):
*My favorite go to this pregnancy for bathing suits is ASOS!  Regarding bikini's and having a pregnant belly...just do it!  If you are comfortable enough with your body it looks really cute!  Also, who cares what people say!!  You go girl!!**

Happy Summer All!!!

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