So it's been about three weeks since urine and blood test confirmed I had GD. I wasn't surprised as my cravings for sweet stuff was through the roof, and I had some other signs too, such as mega weeing and mega thirst, I drink at least three litres of water a day everyday! Plus with a history of PCOS insulin resistance is almost a given, hence weight loss and fertility is almost always adversely affected!
So in the pastI have learnt to combat PCOS and become symptom free by losing weight, exercising four times a week and a very low carb and cut out all crap food! It was hard but worth it, I lost three stone in a few months and I felt great, my aim was to kick start my reproductive system and get pregnant naturally, so bobs your uncle it worked
Where I was symptom free, I had stopped using metformin coz I was able to control my sugar levels by healthly eating, I even asked my doc should I go back on metformin in pregnancy due to my body needs changing, I was advised that there was no point!
How wrong the doc was!
So first trimester I was and kept fairly active walking about two miles a day with the dog, but I stopped the gym. I gained half a stone.
Second trimester sickness hit me like a bullet, and was running to the toilet or sink five times a day, my diet went up the wall, as I couldn't eat my healthly foods, my body just made me throw it up! I lived on sausage rolls and bread and jam for nearly two months.
Finally the sickness stopped at 20 weeks, but the back and hip pain kicked in big time, for a week at a time I couldn't walk far, and to this day 27 weeks and six days still cannot walk for long!
Weight gain So far altogether 2 stone 2 pounds.
So at 24 weeks I started testing my blood levels four times a day, wow they were out of control, hitting max levels or going over not too much but still too much!
I started cutting down portion sizes and most of all stopped eating thuge amounts of chocolate and sweet foods, my sugar levels started to improve but not by much.
Then last weeks met up with the diabetic team, they started me on metformin, one after breakfast and dinner to go up to three a day as soon as my body is able to tolerate.
So this week I think I finally have success, this is my first morning of normal sugar levels actually well below max levels,hopefully this continues so I can avoid injections, a possible c-section or early induction and most of all no breathing or sugar level control issues with my new baby
So just a word to all mums to be, you really cannot get away with eating chocolate or sweet stuff everyday, most of you would find at some point your sugar levels would be on the high side, just be careful, don't take your body for granted, the odd treat once a week is fine, but not everyday, although I know how tempting it is