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Handling Gestational Diabetes

OnSugar Blog: What Do You Mean I Can't Eat Chocolate!

Lots of moms think out loud, and Hansel and Gretel does too. What Do You Mean I Can't Eat Chocolate! comes from the Hansel and Gretel blog at OnSugar.

Chocolate and gestational diabetes should not be mentioned in the same sentence.

I have or shall I say 'had' a phobia of needles. So when my obstetrician breaks it to me the day before Good Friday (of all days), that I have gestational diabetes and need to get this under control or else I will need insulin shots, I felt sick in the stomach. I started to feel clammy and I suddenly had flashbacks to my uni days.

When I was a student teacher many years ago, I remember one occasion when I was standing against the wall at the school assembly early Monday morning 'my first day at this school, standing proud to be a grade six student teacher.' I wanted to make an impression and that I certainly did.


The assembly was nearly finished with the principal reeling off the important memos for the week. When the last important notice was a reminder that all grade 6 girls were to have their rubella needles the next day, well that was it for me. My legs became heavy, unable to hold me up, I felt dizzy, the room was spinning and then – thud! I not only slid down the wall but I also managed to fall and squash some poor innocent child. I woke up on the floor with several faces staring down at me. I was hot, clammy, numb and embarrassed. I just wanted to crawl into a big hole.

So being told that I may have to give myself needles several times daily, did not go down well.

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Niami Niami 7 years
I have type 2 diabetes managed by diet and exercise. The pregnancy made my blood sugars soar out of control and I had to go on insulin and take blood sugar readings many times during the day. Even with the insulin, diet and exercise I still delivered at 10 1/2 pound baby! His blood sugar was fine after he was born though and he was perfectly healthy. I'd stick myself a million times during pregnancy if it means that my baby will survive and be healthy!
pixiedusk pixiedusk 7 years
i have one now and it sucks.... bland food sucks... but luckily i only have to wait few more weeks anf the baby will come out.... few more weeks .....
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