So I Just found out I have Gestational diabetes. After watching my aunt die form diabetes and taking care of my dad who has diabetes and having a friend go blind from diabetes guess you could say I'm really scared. Hopefully it will go away after I have the baby but I was told I have a 2 in 3 chance of being diagnosed with type 2 in the next few years. I'm scared for many reasons most of all watching the real damage diabetes can do to a person first hand was one of the worst things I have ever been through in my life. I am a really picky eater and have to literally change everything about my diet. And of coruse the possabile affects this could have on my baby. My anxiety is so bad and I feel like none of my friends or family understand. One min I'm fine the next I'm freaking out. Not to mention I have a serious fear of needles. Any ideas of how to take the scary out of this situation? where can I go to get more educated? How do I help my friends and family understand my fears?
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