Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy New Year!

Sing it with me "should old aquaintance be forgot...."


Yes, I am aware that it is April 11th.

No, I have not lost ALL of my mind, yet!

Ya see, today is a new day. Its the start of a new chapter in my life! No, not preggers yet, but on my way to getting healthy enough to be preggers! :) I have diabetes. It runs all through my family on both sides and I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with J. I am truly thankful that it is manageable through a diet and a couple of pills a day.

So, when A and I decided that J had done enough begging and pleading for a baby brother AND sister,  I went to the doctor recently to get a check up. They did the labs and sent me on my way to patiently wait for the results.

Good news? My A1C has gone down. Bad news? It wasn't enough. I am sitting at 7.4 and the doctor says 'No Baby' till I am at 6.0. Before going to the doctor, I did my research of diabetes and being pregnant. There are some scarey complications that can come up if I don't have it under control before getting pregnant. They even suggests being at an average fasting sugar of 80-100 for six months before hand. Currently my fasting is at 130ish. That translates into going on a strict carb counting, eating more veggies and fruit, exercising as much as possible diet!  So its OUT with the pizza, french fries, cheesecakes, milkshakes and other yummy delicious treats and IN with the good things like apples, grapes, veggie soup, and aerobics!

The goal is to be off of ALL medications and to have the 6.0 that my doctor is looking for. I am also researching for a high risk doctor to help through this as well. I know some of this may be too much info, but I believe that sharing my story will result in advice from others who are in my situation and may even inspire others to get their diabetes together as well!

Got any tips? Recipes? I would love to hear from some of you out there! Comment below and share this posts with your friends!

1 comment:

  1. Girl! I have great news! Atkins bars are awesome. They have 2 - 3 net carbs and seriously, there is one that tastes just like a Snickers bar! Here is a recipe for my zucchini fries...


    ... doing low carb, I swapped the croutons for plain pork rinds and some Italian seasonings! Also, you don't have to ditch the pizza... we had pizza last night made with a cauliflower crust. I was SERIOUSLY skeptical, but just had to try. It was actually good! Tasted JUST like pizza and nothing like cauliflower!

    And... here are a couple of my other favorite low carb recipes!

    As for tips... just hope on google! We have found everything we needed to know on the Atkins site and through searching on google and pinterest for low carb and atkins recipes! :-)