(Closed) Had a total meltdown yesterday…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it’s just the hormones talking – they have a way of throwing the smallest thing out of proportion, and you have a lot on your plate right now, so it’s completely understandable!! πŸ™‚  I’m pretty sure I would be reacting the same way, if not worse, if I was in your situation.  (( Hugs )) 

If it’ll make you laugh, I lost it the other day when my husband accidentally knocked my yummy leftovers out of my hand and they ended up on the sidewalk with no chance of recovering them.  I was so upset (crying) because I had every intention of eating them later.  HAHA – horomones… 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@BabyBoecksMom:Ditto on it being the hormones.

Also, it isn’t something “small” it is something worth being super frustrated about! You now have a health condition that you have to monitor each day for the next about 8 months or so (not sure how far along you are).

 

It is OK to freak out for something like this. Also, it will get solved tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Do something relaxing and worry about it later.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013 - Home

Hugs! It’s totally understandable! When I was diagnosed, I was given a prescription for insulin but not for any syringes. When I went to the pharmacy , I asked how I could get some syringes. The pharmacy tech gave me this horrified look, took the vials of insulin back off the counter, and said she would have to ask. I freaked out, still really upset about having diabetes, and now this lady is looking at me like I’m a junkie. I said to her I don’t drink this stuff, so I need some. Luckily the pharmacist had a brain and helped me out.

If you have a walmart near you, I recommend getting a meter and strips there. The Relion brand meter is less than ten bucks, and the strips aren’t too expensive, either. And they get a great score with Consumer Reports.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StormyRose: ok, first off lots and lots of hugs!!!!!

Now, take a deep breath and let it out.  Diabetes isn’t THAT big a deal, IF you know how to keep it under control.  I’m rather disappointed that your doc didn’t talk to you more about gestational diabetes.  πŸ™  

However, maybe this link will help:  http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/diabetes-meal-plans-and-a-healthy-diet.html

It’s from the American Diabetes Association.  There’s also a link under “My Community” where you can search for a local office.  I’m pretty sure they’d be able to help you out with knowing how to keep your blood sugar under control.  

Gestational diabets is merely a form of diabtes that pops up when you’re pregnant.  So, give your local office a call and tell them what’s going on and ask for help.  It’s what they’re there for!

Hope this helps!!!!!  And yay for only having till October!!!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StormyRose: You’re welcome!!!  

I didn’t get it because I’ve already got one form of diabetes, but I had plenty of issues with my son’s pregnancy due to a faulty gallbladder.  I had it removed prior to learning I was pregnant with my daughter, four years later!  (I was pregnant, gallbladder had me making the anorexic Olsen twin looking healthy, and didn’t know I was pregnant.  So, I had the gallbladder removed in November and she was born 7 months later.  Go me.)

Anywhos…  From my own experience (and my brother’s, we both have hypoglycemia), fruits (especially sweet fruits like watermelon, oranges, even apples) can spike it.

The more protein you eat with your foods, the better off you are.  Also, all that sugar-free stuff?  MOST of it isn’t actually “sugar free”.  It actually has an artificial sweetener in it.  Look on the back of EVERYTHING and read how many grams of sugar is in it.

Cheese, meats, and even peanut butter are great.  If you love cheese, and can have it, then I’d suggest that for a snack.  Cheese and crakers are great (just go for unsalted crackers since salt can raise bloodpressure and isn’t really healthy for you anyway).  Or even peanut butter crackers.  

Oh, and if you drop globs of peanut butter in a bowl and take a mixer to it, it gets all oooey gooey good.  Then, slap it on some crakers and shove ’em in the fridge.  They end up being suger-free versions of the store bought crackers.  (Discovered this while making peanut butter cookies YEARS ago! LOL!)

 

There’s just sooooo much that can screw up your sugar level.  My son was worse than my brother for YEARS (I blame my ex-husband and his drug-habit that I didn’t know about). French fries would have him bouncing off the walls.  (Seriously, it was almost literally!!!) Even the fries from the wal-mart deli!!!  Anything with sugar = majorly hyperactive child.  (He’s finally outgrowing it, thankfully!)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StormyRose: It’s really delicious!  It’s a lot like the peanut butter crackers you can buy… just without the sugar!

Hmmmm… the ketchup has A LOT of sugar in it, surprisingly.  

lol, they didn’t even KNOW I was pregnant with my daughter!  NO ONE did a pregnancy test! Though everyone asked.  Go figure.  (Appearantly saying “I don’t think” equals “NO”…)  I figured the reason I didn’t have a period was because I’d lost so much weight, which is possible if your BMI is too low.  (I looked skeletal, it was pretty bad.)  

With my son, I had to eat a low fat diet: nothing over 5 grams of fat or I’d go from nauseous to puking my brains out!  

Here’s hoping whenever I get pregnant again, I don’t have such a bad time!  Though, at least I know how to NOT gain excess weight!!! LOL!

 

Here’s a link I just found on sugar content in some fruits: http://www.sugarstacks.com/fruits.htm

Here’s an even MORE extensive list for fruits (it also includes water, fat, and protein): http://www.thefruitpages.com/contents.shtml

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StormyRose: lol, it’s always good to have someone else eat like you are!

My family is FULL of diabetics on both my mom and dad’s side, as well as tons of heart trouble (my uncle died from a heart attack when I was 3 πŸ™  My dad’s mom was a diabetic, so was his brother).  

How in the heck my brother and I ended up on the opposite end of the spectrum I’ll never know, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to deal with!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just read @PasteMoo’s comment and wanted to clarify that I was not trying to say GD was small at all, so I apologize to anyone who read it that way!!  πŸ˜€

But, although I do not have GD (yet…I’m 20 weeks now – I’ll get tested in 4 weeks), I do understand how incredibly frustrating it is to be diagnosed with a disease and then having become educated on that disease and to deal with the insurance company, waiting periods, etc.  It’s never easy and I would never wish that upon anyone.  So @StormyRose:, I wish you all the strength and luck to get through the next 4 months!! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i would say…that’s not a small thing at all! i totally understand why that upset you, i would be the same way. 

okay, being pregnant can be stressful enough. you have no control over what your body decides to do and it can take days, weeks, months to learn whats good and bad for you. it’s so not one-size-fits-all, and the trial and error of figuring out what will/wont make you nautious, cranky, fatigued, etc can be daunting. 

and GD, while pretty common, is a big deal! the good thing is that since it is pretty common, im sure you can handle all that youll need to do to keep your sugar the right levels. 

AND add in a wedding…i can understand your stress! ive never been so stressed as when i was planning my wedding. so a little meltdown is expected.

i hope you feel better after a little time and venting!

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