I have had my bubba 6weeks ago and about to go through re testing for GD with the Dr. I have been told that the rate of GD babies are going up and up and I wanted to put a post on here for people that may be 'diagnosed' with it during their pregancies.
First of all, it's not your fault you have done NOTHING wrong to get this. I was in denile for a couple of weeks after being diagnosed and on top of that begun to beat myself up about it too. Maybe I had eaten something or done something for this to happen. It's simply not the case.
I did find it difficult to find support with other people who also had it and I found I got very little support from the OB or endochronologist when I had a mountain of questions. The local hospital does run a group and if it wasn't for them I think I may have gone mad.
Luckily I was able to find another girl who had GD and we buddied up for the final few weeks swapping recipies and stories.
She had insulin dependancy and I had diet controlled.
I just wanted to pop a post on here so If anyone else has GD and would like to ask questions, or get recipies or anything then there is a place for them to be aired.
Since having bub I have met a group of us who all experienced GD and it's nice to know you're not the only one. smile
Just remember at the end of the day it is possible to control with diet, insulin will only help you keep your BG levels stable and these two factors will protect and help your baby stay healthy and happy.
You have done nothing wrong.