Anyway, yesterday was the day I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes! (cue scary music) I couldn't believe after years of enjoying sugar, on what should have been the sweetest day of the year, I was being restricted. WTF Halloween Gods?
|I love you candy corn. You are pure sugary goodness. Never forget that.|
The skinny (ahem) on gestational diabetes is that I am pretty much considered a diabetic for the rest of my pregnancy, have to check my blood sugar 4 times a day, count all my carbs and follow a diet from a nutritionist.
According to the American Diabetes Association, you are at higher risk for gestational diabetes if you fit into any of the following categories:
- You're obese (your body mass index is over 30).
- You've had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy.
- You have sugar in your urine.
- You have a strong family history of diabetes.
- You've previously given birth to a big baby. Some use 8 pounds, 13 ounces (4,000 grams, or 4 kilos) as the cutoff; others use 9 pounds, 14 ounces (4,500 grams, or 4.5 kilos).
- You've had an unexplained stillbirth.
- You've had a baby with a birth defect.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You're over 35.
So I've deemed it my personal responsibility to protect all the world's sugar until my children are born and I can eat it again with reckless abandon. Watch out Krispy Kreme. I'm coming for you. You better have the HOT light on.