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Confessions From a Former Diabetic…

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Insulin spikes…Yikes!

When I was 5 months pregnant, I went to the lab for a routine glucose test, I failed miserably.  I ended up having to stay for a longer test that consisted of drinking yucky orange soda stuff every hour for 3 hours and having my glucose level checked after each hour. This test apparently measures how well your body processes and controls your insulin levels. Once again, I failed it and not just by a little bit.  I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and needed to make an appointment with the diabetic nutritionist right away.  I had to change my diet immediately because the health and vitality of my baby depended upon the food choices I would make for the next 4 months.

Can you imagine the pressure? Read More…