26 Replies to “Having A Bad Day…Gestational Diabetes Is Not Easy!”

  1. Hi I just found your channel while going through a mental break down. I am 32 weeks and found out that I am diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It’s been very hard on me. Like cmon it’s a shock! Considering I do eat clean & I do exercise when I can. My fasting fluctuates . One day it will be under 95, then the next day it can be 97. It is a struggle to figure what to eat because it’s either I eat to little or eat to much. It is frustrating ! Thank you sharing your experience and how you are doing.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I think you're amazing. I was woken this morning with a phone call telling me I have gestational diabetes and am 28wks pregnant. Also, hypothyroidism and coeliac. Don't know how much it will impact my life as been given no info yet. I think you're doing incredible with little one and being pregnant. Bless you. We go through too much already yet alone having another thing to deal with. x

  3. I just got diagnosed yesterday (carrying my first baby, 29 weeks) and feel completely overwhelmed. I'm surrounded by pregnant people and none of them are in this situation. I appreciate all your posts, so I can find some peace and do my best to enjoy the rest of this special time in my life.

    I hope all is well for you and your family.

  4. I really feel your frustration, I’m 35 weeks with GD and sometimes I cry too because I feel so overwhelmed, and sometimes I just wanna eat whatever I want but it’s hard because I know it doesn’t only affect me but it affects my baby too. So thank you for being so real and relatable! It helps to know I’m not alone. Do you ever cheat on your meal plan? Like for example do you ever eat fast food? Or eat a few candy bars here and there?

  5. I’m going through the same thing, my post-meal numbers were good, but my fasting were not, so the doctor put me on insulin. It’s so frustrating because I was already diagnose at just 14 weeks. Imagine having to be on a very strict diet for almost 9 months. It’s really stressing me out, in addition to taking care of a 2 year old. I just cry in most days… 😭😭😭

  6. Before bed and before each meal take a shot of apple cider vinegar with lots of water (don't forget to rinse mouth because its so acidic). My blood sugars lowered dramatically! The right way to do it is before a meal but I took my ACV after a meal just to see if it really lowered my blood sugar and it did! Like after a bad breakfast today I went from 158 to 120 after I drank a little ACV with water.

  7. Hello! New follower! Chelsea suggested watching your channel because I am currently going through the same feelings. I cried when I watched this because I feel the same frustrations and I can’t help but be overwhelmed and I’m just at the beginning of gd and only 16 weeks. I look forward to watching your channel and thank u for sharing!

  8. I’m in the same boat. I’ve known about my GD for 3 weeks now and am in the process of figuring out what raises my numbers and what doesn’t. SOOOO frustrating! I’m sorry you’re going through this, but happy I’m not alone in the struggle. It’s seriously such a roller coaster.

  9. Hey Lindsay, I'm 33 weeks pregnant as well with gestational diabetes. I was absolutely shocked at 28 weeks when the results came back saying I had it. I have been a super healthy eater my entire life, never been anywhere near overweight, and have always consistency worked out and had also been working out all throughout my pregnancy (minus the first trimester).

    My after meal numbers have been perfect and I haven't had any problems with keeping them under but around 30 weeks I had to be put on insulin as my fasting number was always about 1 or 2 above the recommended number. Here in Australia we have to be under 5.5 for our fasting number and I was always hitting 5.5 to 5.6. I was really upset that I would have to go on insulin but honestly, it really isn't that bad and my dietician told me it's just confirmation that this is all happening because of my hormones and there's nothing I did to get GD. When your fasting number is the one you are having a hard time controlling that means that it's your hormones and not diet related.
    It's absolutely nothing to be ashamed about it if you have to go on insulin, your body thinks it's doing what it's meant to by pumping those hormones which is amazing and is the reason you're able to carry this little miracle! Your body may just need a little help to keep everything in check and to keep you and baby healthy! 🙂
    There is nothing dangerous about going on insulin but there are dangers with not having your fasting blood sugar in check as well as adding stress to your life by doing everything you can to get that number down so I felt that it was much better for me to just go on insulin then to wake up every morning stressed about whether my fasting number was going to be under. And like I said, going on insulin really isn't that bad. It's just a teeny tiny painless injection you give yourself before bed and it's done!
    I hope that helps xx

  10. i hope you are ok<>i hope you have lots of help with your baby<>these doctors can get you nervous<>dont let nothing get to you<>when your baby naps maybe take a nice shower<>eat well<>take naps<>walk around your home when you can not go out<>you look great<>

  11. I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and I was diagnosed with GD at 28 weeks. It's not easy and I've had my fair share of meltdowns. My fasting numbers are the numbers that I struggle with as well. I was able to manage my numbers keep them between 4.8 and 5.2 by exercising after dinner and 10 minutes before bedtime. That seemed to be helpful for me. It's extremely difficult and I was told I may need to take insulin before bedtime if my fasting numbers didn't improve. So far they have been better and fingers crossed that yours and my numbers will improve!

  12. I am on my third pregnancy and third round of GD. You are doing a great job, but please take care of yourself and be honest with your doctors. I didn't take care of my fasting blood sugars and had a surprising 12 lb 7 oz baby, with a rough delivery. I wish you all the best and send all positive vibes your way. Just want to send encouragement and any support you need. Do whats best for the baby and you'll be great! xoxox

  13. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. It can definitely be tough but I did manage mine through diet. My numbers were always within normal range but I did want my fasting numbers to be alittle lower so I played around with different things to eat a few hours before bed…A serving of halo top ice cream really helped me because it has carbs but not too many & also has the protein. I would try that! Or even some lower carb yogurt with protein in it…I would also set my alarm & wake up around 6am to eat a few multi grain crackers to tie me over until I woke up a few hours later to test my sugar..That really helped to keep my numbers low..Good luck! Your baby will be here & this will be over before you know it. Right after my baby was born I asked if I could have a candy bar lol it’s all worth it in the end!

  14. I think you are so positive and i think you are doing so well! And i'm always looking forward to your wlogs!! "Feel good" huggs from Norway ❤

  15. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. Gestational diabetes is no joke. You're doing such an amazing job. Especially with Collin gone so often. It's hard enough being pregnant with a toddler when your husband is with you every day, much less when the hubby is away for days at a time. Saying a prayer for you guys ❤️

  16. You are doing an amazing job trying to navigate this GD thing! I think if you can’t have the allowed carb amounts during your meals without your sugars being out of “range” then maybe your body can’t manage the GD without some help – medications. The idea of managing GD with diet is eating/balancing carbs over several meals a day and not carb overloading at meals so that your sugars are within normal range. My understanding is that you have the allowed carbs at each meal/snack and your sugars need to be in normal range whether that is a combo of just diet and exercise or diet, medication/exercise. Whilst I had GD I had metformin x3 at main meals and ate the allowed carbs and my sugars were good, if I didn’t have the metformin then my sugars would have been higher. I also had to have insulin at bedtime to lower the fasting sugars as supper and metformin wouldn’t lower it by itself overnight. Eating the allowed carbs will keep you out of ketosis but you just may need to add in medications to balance it out. I hope this makes sense and is helpful, GD is really tricky to understand.

  17. Wow I’m surprised they want you at 3.3 fasting. When I was pregnant they wanted me at lowest 4.9. But I guess it’s different for everyone. Sorry this is happening to you. You are a good mom and taking great care of your family.

  18. I had it too and it was very difficult at first but once you get the hang of it it gets easier. Still sucks majorly though. I sent you a PM on insta! I can help you if you need it. I learned SOOO much

  19. Oh dear, is hard to see you crying. I can see you're stressed but soon you'll feel much better, I'm sure! You doing so well and you do your best! Thanks for being real in your vlogs again! X

  20. Awww. I feel with you! I thought it was super tough to have gestational diabetes too and I only had it at the end. Hang in there! It will be over soon 🙂 Soon you’ll have your little baby!

  21. I bout cried seeing your thumbnail my son is type 1 he’s 14 now found out when he was 2 and man I understand how your feeling because pregnancy and hormones plus diabetes is hard hang in there love you much!

  22. It is tough having gestational diabetes and I had a very similar pattern to you. My doctor told me to eat about 7 whole grain crackers with peanut butter just before bedtime each night to help sustain my levels through the night and stabilize the sugar in the morning. It definitely helped but in my last few weeks I had to go on Metformin and that took care of the problem. The reality is you can’t always treat gestational diabetes with diet and exercise. It is what it is.

    The best thing is that the morning after you give birth, it’s gone and then you can focus on your recovery and your new baby! Hang in there, this too, shall pass.

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