Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Gestational Diabetes

The obstetrician called to say that the blood test I took on Monday shows that my blood sugar is high and I may have gestational diabetes. I have to take a three-hour glucose tolerance test next Monday.

I can’t say I’m surprised. I was kinda expecting this to happen. :(

Anyway, I’m doing some research on this.

7 comments:

flu said...

It's a good thing this baby's momma is a disciplined person that will faithfully monitor her blood sugar and take necessary steps to keep it in check.

I'm keeping you both in my prayers and sticking with my original prediction of 8lb 2oz.

Michelle Pessoa said...

You could be right about the weight. It seems that the babies are born large when you have high blood sugar.

And I do appreciate the prayers!

Kathleen Hite Babb said...

Michelle, you and the baby are in my prayers, too. I was put on a 1200 calorie diet during my first trimester because of the possibility of toxicema(sp?). It was rough but I delivered a healthy 6lbs 10ozs baby girl. There's no doubt that as we take care of ourselves we're insuring the best for our children.

As I recall you aren't going to tell us the gender of the baby. But do you know already?

Nicole said...

Thank goodness for your blog, Michelle, or I'd know nothing about you! Anyhow, Mass on Sunday is for you and the baby.

Michelle Pessoa said...

There's no doubt that as we take care of ourselves we're insuring the best for our children.

Hoepfully the glucose tolerance test on Monday will yield better results than the first test. I really don't want to have to take insulin.

As I recall you aren't going to tell us the gender of the baby. But do you know already?

I asked them not to tell me. The nursery is being decorated in neutral colors. I don't like pink or blue anyway. :)

Mass on Sunday is for you and the baby.

Thank you!

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Good luck with that. You most likely will have a slightly larger baby if you do infact have GD. But on the plus side, the babies tend to revert to a normal size as they as they age.

Hopefully this will be the most dramatic thing to happen during pregnancy, and everything else will be fine

Michelle Pessoa said...

Amen to that.