Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sad day

I received a call from my doctor yesterday. My blood work was not so positive. My blood sugar and cholesterol were high. I have scheduled a 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test next week. I have to fast for 12 hours and then they take my blood 4 times! 4 times in a 3 hour time period. It's pretty much my worst fear! I know there are things that are worse, but it's the worst for me.

I've done some research about gestational diabetes and it scares the crap out of me. Many women with gestational diabetes have 12 pound babies! It can cause numerous complications during delivery. I'm hoping this horrible test comes back with some positive news. However, I'm planning on making major changes to my diet, regardless. I'm scared!

If you know anything about gestational diabetes, or how to survive the test I'm taking next week...I'd love your thoughts or suggestions!

3 comments:

Lindsay and Mike said...

Oh, so sorry Aimee! I don't have any suggestions, but I'm sure whatever the outcome of the test, the Lord will help you get through it! Hang in there! I'm thinking of you!

rhite said...

That's scary Aim, but I'm sure everything will work out. You've always been pretty healthy, so I would hope for the best. If it makes you feel better, most people have high cholesterol. As for the blood sugar, it could just be a fluke. And the internet tells you worst case scenario on everything. We learned a lot about Gestational Diabetes in my classes, and as far as I can tell, you don't have any of the risk factors that would make you worst case scenario. It wouldn't be a bad idea to make changes to your diet though.

Try not to worry too much, we'll be thinking about you!! Love ya!

Britt said...

Aimee,
First of all let me just says i know this sucks. I have had gestational diabetes with my last two pregnancies. Both babies were born healthy and happy. Addison, I was told would be nine to ten pounds at 39 weeks. She was 6 lbs 12 oz. It's not as scary as it seems. Just take in less carbs and you'll do fine. LEt me know if I can help.
Brittainey Timothy