Tuesday, March 23, 2010

quickie update

I met with the dietitian today and got my monitor and diet instructions. I have to test 7 times a day, but I'm eating 7 times a day, too. hahaha. All afternoon and early evening, following their carb and other food recommendations, my sugars were right on target. Until I had a little chocolate as part of my snack earlier tonight. Even though I had some protein with it and it was within my allotted carb count, I started getting a headache again almost immediately. The next reading was *barely* in the range they want, so I think chocolate is out except rarely. Booooo!!!

I go back next week to meet with them again and give them a copy of my test log. From there, they'll decide on insulin therapy if I need it, and whatever other followup. We're hoping I can cut back on the number of times I'm having to monitor every day if I can get it under control with diet and exercise this week.

Little Mister isn't sleeping well tonight, so I'd best get some work done so I can snuggle the boy. Thanks for all the sympathy and well wishes, here, on FB, and privately!

5 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Yuck. No fun with the testing and *especially* the no chocolate. But I'm glad you'll be able to get it under control. The wonders of modern medicine.

The Boob Nazi said...

7 tests a day? Ugh.

musicmom said...

7 Times, that is brutal. When I had the same, I only had to test 4 times a day. That was bad enough. I hope you can keep it under control with food. NO fun for you or for your family. But we do what we can to keep those babies safe. HOpe it all works out. we are pulling for you.

Jessica G. said...

NO chocolate? Have you tried the special stuff they make for diabetics? I've seen a few different types at the grocery store. I can't vouch for the flavor...let's hope it's nothing like carob.

Tyson and Katie said...

arg. sorry you didn't pass. and i hate public restrooms too. but being preggo, we just have to grin and bear it sometimes, but that experience sounded like the worst ever. Eeew.