To diagnosed or not to be...that is the question. Scared of the answer tomorrow.!!

AlternateMarie
By AlternateMarie Latest Reply 2013-07-12 15:23:55 -0500
Started 2013-07-10 21:57:22 -0500

So, I had gestational diabetes with my babay and now at almost 5 month post partum, I am finally going in tomorrow morning to take my fasting test at the lab to see if it has developed into T2. Well, I should have gotten this check up done at 6 weeks ppt, but I am scared that I am a T2 diabetic. I have been monitoring my blood sugars here and there and they are fairly within normal levels…if i am extremely careful with what I eat. When I say normal levels, I mean pre-diabetic levels. I am almost certain that I am T2 or extremely borderline. Up until last month, my fasting levels were always above 126. Usually at 126 or 130ish. Now, they are a bit less around 108-118 . just trying to get some support and encouragement for tomorrow AM. I am to do a 12 hour fast and then go in for the test. Finally after 5 months, I will know if I am or not or if I am pre. Im just wondering if they will have me do the 2 hour test and drink that glucola drink. >>>I'm so anxious and scared for tomorrow<<


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Rebelove
Rebelove 2013-07-11 20:45:49 -0500 Report

We are here for you, whatever the diagnosis. Chances are, having had gestational diabetes, you might become a diabetic…some day. I had the same problem with my second child, and did not become diabetic until aprox. 10 years later. Because we didn't have insurance for ourselves at the time ( just had it for the girls), I couldn't afford to test.
I am sorry that you are anxious and scared. I would tell you not to be, but no one can tell you how to feel. So just know this…whatever happens tomorrow, you have friends here. Also, the American Diabetes Association can answer most of your questions, as can a dietician and your doctor. We will give you all the support we can, too. Welcome to the community! Please keep me posted…I care! :)

AlternateMarie
AlternateMarie 2013-07-12 00:19:37 -0500 Report

Thank you so much Rebelove. Your words were very uplifting, just what I needed at the moment. I was really anchors at the lab today before getting my blood draw. I think it was noticeable because the young tech asked if I was nervous and to relax, heh. My hands were shaking. But I had a big feeling of relief and hment when I walked out of there. Step one of taking care of myself is complete. Note I am just waiting for my doctor to call back with my lab results.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-07-11 20:09:04 -0500 Report

So...what did you find out? Was it worth the anxiety you had?
It is scary to find out, but for me, it's the not knowing that makes me crazy. I may not like the diagnosis, but at least then I "know" what to do from there.

I hope it came back that your gestational is going away, but you will always have that nagging at you. You keep an eye on things and take care, That is what you should do even without diabetes, specially now that you have a little one who is depending on you.

AlternateMarie
AlternateMarie 2013-07-12 00:15:48 -0500 Report

Hello Gabby. It was certainly not wish the anxiety I had. :) all they did was take a couple vials of blood and send me on my way. I am still waiting for my doctor to call back with the results. I should be expecting a call from her in the AM but if she had not called me by noon, I am certainly going to call the office to see what the results were or else I'm going to spend all weekend wondering.

I am definitely keeping an eye on things and adjusting to this new lifestyle change. It is certainly challenging but I have got to say that I have actually had fun trying out new recipes and trying new foods out. Tonight I made a yummy pumpkin cheesecake that was yummy and the first dessert I had in a few months. I hope that my husband joins me in this lifestyle change and learns a thing or two about healthier eating too. :)

AlternateMarie
AlternateMarie 2013-07-11 00:32:11 -0500 Report

Thank you snuggles 11. I am so anxious and nervous I can hardly sleep. I just don't know if I will just have a fasting blood taken or if I will have to do the two hour test. I'm just happy that my husband is going with me for support. Whatever the outcome, I love diabetic connect and will remain active here. I have been maintaining a "diabetic" diet and I honestly love it and feel so much healthier. One thing I do miss about my old ways of eatinng are milkshakes (more like eating the whole thng as opposed to sneaking a few bites from Hubby's shake. But even then, I've learned to make food that I used to love diabetic friendly… Like massive amount of pancakes muffins/cup cakes.

snuggles11
snuggles11 2013-07-10 23:38:57 -0500 Report

AlternateMarie
My prayers are with you!
I'm sure everything will turn out just fine please keep us informed
And welcome to diabetic connect
Tammy

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