eating with gestational diabetes

So...I guess it is good we caught my gd at 14 weeks.... but man, does eating on this diet SUCK...and I have 5 months or so to go.
I'm so freakin sick of veggies. It's like all I can eat. All of my meal blood sugars are fine...which is good. My fasting one has been an issue. That really sucks because that's the one I can't really control. The specialist I've seen thinks it's "inevitable" that eventually I'll be put on insulin or medication. I'm hoping I can keep it down on my own.
I've wanted this baby for 5 years...I've prayed for...cried over...ached for...this pregnancy.  I would do anything for a healthy baby. I hate to feel like I'm complaining about a pregnancy issue.  But I'm so emotional from the hormones and would just like to eat what I want....
I've lost about 15 lbs...I'm almost 17w.  I know I'm losing more weight on this diet. I see the doctor again in about 2.5 weeks. I guess we'll see how much I've lost by then and what the ob thinks. I'm a chubby girl...personally I wouldn't mind weighing less after birth than before, but all that I read says it's bad to lose weight while pregnant. If the ob is ok with it, then I am too.
I just want a milk shake and an italian hoagie...I should make a food list for my DH to bring me in the hospital.
 
 

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ardua
ardua

aww, I\'m sorry you are having to be on a diet. Praying that it gets better. Hang in there!
deleted_user
deleted_user

hugs!!!
laraM
laraM

It does suck. They found mine at 28 weeks so I had a few months of Haagen Daz and potato chips. I have found a new love of Breyers Carb Smart ice cream bars - vanilla ice cream, chocolate coating w/almonds - NET CARBS 5!!! Yes, you read it correctly, 5!!!! AND they are delicious. Those and greek yogurts are getting me through. It is tough. If you do have to take insulin, it really isn\'t bad - the needles are SOOO tiny you hardly feel them go in. Hang in there!