Thursday, April 7, 2011
I had another ultrasound today and the cervix was 4.3 cm. That is the good news. The bad news is that I am developing gestational diabetes. I checked my blood glucose a couple of times after meals and it is 7.7 to 7.9 mmol (don't know what that is in mg/L, sorry US people) but the upper limit for diagnosing diabetes is 7.7 one hour post prandial, or 6.6 two hours post prandial, or 5.2 fasting. So I am screwed. And I did not even have a lot of carbs this evening: we had beans with swiss chard, two tablespoons of steamed squash with garlic, and the juice of one orange with carrot and celery. It could have been the juice, tomorrow I am only going to juice celery, cucumber, and a very small amount of carrot. Bleah. I can only hope that I won't need insulin. I knew that it was going to happen, since I have a strong family history of gestational diabetes and gargantuan babies being born from both sides of the family. At least that won't be a problem, since I am having a C section, but I don't want to put Emma at risk, so that's it for carbs for me.
Posted by MrsH at 10:43 PM