I'm 29.5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I went for a routine one hours glucose test my results where so high that I don't have to take a three hour test I have to start insulin , right away... I'm shocked and scared! with my first child I had Gestational diabetes but was able to control it with diet. I'm not going to be so lucky this time.
I'm worried about my unborn sons health and mine. I am thankful that I have been sticking with the "diet" plan I was given with my first pregnancy , just as precaution since I found out I was pregnant but I was a little lax with it.
I've always been overweight. always ... just before I got pregnant I had lost 20 lbs... ( that 's when you usually get pregnant..lol) my mother has type 2 diabetes...that is under control since she's lost major weight, my little brother has type 1 , he's 11 he got it when he was 9. there are others in the family and I knew that I had/have a chance of getting it.
my goal right now is to keep my Blood Sugar under control until after my son is born. and then... I want to lose major weight... like my mom...except I don't lose it as easy as her.. she just started to exercise and it's falling off... me I exercise already and I'm still fat. I don't drink soda, or eat alot of fast food, I think I'm a very health conscience person...I drink water, fat free milk, eat breakfast every morning, eat light yogurt or cottage cheese instead of the regular stuff, I use organic stuff, and eat berries rather than higher sugar fruits, I never drink fruit juice,I eat ground turkey rather than ground beef, tons of veggies, whole wheat breads and pastas... everything I can think to keep me healthy I do... and when not pregnant I exercise... everyday... a 30 minute walk and 3 times a week I work out at a gym... yet I'm FAT!!! what can I do? I've tried to get help with weight loss , I've talked to my doctors but it's like, they are not worried , like they think I don't do what I'm telling you... it's very frustrating, does anyone have any other tips as far as losing weight to ward of diabetes and to lose weight after my baby is born? (lucky I've only gained 15lbs. so the baby weight should come off easy it's just what's left that is gonna be hard ...)