Started my three day special diet on Friday. It actually wasn’t so bad. In fact, I had to eat more than I usually did … and I had to eat veggies. That was the hardest part, finding a vegetable that looked appetizing.
I went in first thing this morning for my three hour test. Here I was thinking I’d get drawn once an hour (three times total). NOPE! They take one before the orange drink, then three more times after that (four times total). Tricky tricky! I sat in room number 5 the whole time. I brought my laptop and worked on some work stuff and a book to read.
The test result phone call came about 3:30 this afternoon (really fast!). And it’s official … I have gestational diabetes. bah humbug. But all I need to do is change the little voice in my head from “wah….don’t take away my food” to “diabetes? If that’s the only thing that goes wrong, that’s a piece of cake!”
I’ll most likely have to test my blood sugar four times a day. Heck, I had to give myself shots in the stomach twice a day after my car accident. If I could do it before, I can do it again! I also keep telling myself that I can still have my sweets, I just have the balance and monitor them.
Have I convinced you that diabetes isn’t all that bad? I’m almost convinced myself … just a few more times and maybe I’ll be convinced.