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I've just got diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Test on tuesday, diagnosis on wednesday, kit received on thursday. I'm now getting established into testing myself six times a day.
Not after medical advice really - hopefully the doctors and midwifes have that covered but the dietician isn't available until next week so any thoughts/food ideas much welcomed. Must admit to feeling a little overwhelmed by it all - internet of course has lots of resources but lots of conflicting information also and I feel like so much information has been thrown at me that I'm not sure what's really sunk in!
They said if I can last a week without three bad results then I could stick to just trying to control it by diet but I've had my three bad results today alone. I don't want to go onto medication if I can avoid it.
I'm concerned about the changes in diet and finding snacking more difficult than the actual meal prep. I'm also concerned about the testing while I'm out and about - obviously it's medical equipment and it *looks* like medical equipment but it just makes me uneasy.
I hope no-one minds me asking as I know this isn't on par with fully-established diabetes. This will, if I'm lucky go when the baby is born. I would very much appreciate any insights though!
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