Tuesday, October 23, 2012
25 Week Update
I was a teary mess. Was it from eating a few Halloween candy treats during the week? Did I not work out enough? Will I get diabetes? I cried also because the next step was a 12 hour fast/3 hour test that meant drinking twice as much of that syrup...first thing in the morning! I would have to take a half day off to do the test, and I know that I would not be up to working after it. It sounds like a horrible thing to do to your body. The main ingredient was corn syrup. How in the world does a health clinic push that kind of thing?
I decided I was NOT going to put my body (and my child) through the second test. What was the point? If I passed, I would continue on as normal. If I did not, I was referred to a dietician and given a glucometer.
Why not just go that direction anyway? It would not hurt anyone and it is more education for me. So I made an appointment with my physician who gave me the referral to the Diabetes Education Center at my nearby hospital. It sounds like a lot of work to avoid chugging corn syrup! Still, I feel it was the best decision.
I will be following a meal plan that means less carbs in the morning, and more nibbling throughout the day - no big meals. Honestly, this was a good reminder to stay away from those desserts!
So that is the most recent update - my next appointment is in mid-November and I will get to review my progress then. Our little girl is still kicking like crazy... :)