So I Failed the Glucose Stress Test

Assalamu alaikum/greetings, so yeah I failed the glucose stress test. I guess my blood sugar, as measured one hour after drinking the drink you gotta drink, is supposed to be around 130 or less, and mine was around 190. So I had to go back in to get a fasting blood sugar measurement which was 97. Which while enough to keep me off of insulin, was not enough to keep me off of a diet, which I’m now on.

I’m supposed to have 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. I can’t have any sugar, have to limit my starches, and while fruit is good, I guess I’m not supposed to have any fruit first thing in the morning.

I’m also Vitamin D deficient, so I’m taking a Vitamin D supplement once a week.

At any rate, now I’m off to try to find some menu/meal planning ideas. If anyone has any ideas, they’d be greatly appreciated. Alhamdulillah, there doesn’t seem to be any complications for me and baby thus far, and Inshallah things will stay that way.

Inshallah my blood sugar stays under control and there are no further complications.

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A blind Muslim woman currently living in Florida, just trying to make sense of the world around me! !
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2 Responses to So I Failed the Glucose Stress Test

  1. Salaam alaikum,

    Don’t stress too bad. The main reason why you want to keep the gestational diabetes under wraps is because it makes the babies big, and therefore delivery harder. I don’t want you to have a jumbo baby, as cute as he/she will be though. Try to watch the fruits with lots of sugar like grapes, mangoes, and tangerines. Rasberries, Apples, and nectarines are low to medium sugar and are better for you. My meal planning for Marc consisted of reducing the starchy vegetables, increasing greens significantly, making my own sauces and dressings to reduce sodium and sugar, and using sweeteners like Stevia and Splenda. But I’m kind of afraid to use Splenda now, so maybe Stevia.
    All recipes does menu planning for I think 10 dollars for the year. http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/healthy-cooking/diabetic/main.aspx. Drink lots and lots and lots of water. Mild exercise will also help metabolize sugar.

    I had two doctors appointments with high sugar in my urine. So, I had the fasting test and it turned out to be 75. But this monday, I have my glucose tolerance. If it turns out to be high, I will follow my own advice. I really need to watch what I eat, especially this summer. I heard about the vitamin D deficiency in Muslim women. Do you have to take a shot? I’m keeping you in my du’a.

  2. survivinggd says:

    Hey,
    I have been doing a lot of careful eating with my own diagnosis and blogging meal ideas. I would love to share. http://www.survivinggd.wordpress.com
    Sarah

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