|28-weeks along! 12 more to go!|
A few days before my appointment I went in for part two of my glucose tolerance test. As I mentioned previously, I did not want to do the standard gestational diabetes test, so I did an alternative version. Part one -- a blood draw after a 12-hour fast -- occurred a few weeks ago (with normal results). For part two, I had to have a blood draw after eating a high carb meal. I totally planned for my high carb meal to be healthy paleo carbs, but I failed. I was in a hurry ... I had about 15 minutes to figure out what I was going to eat in order to finish eating in time. So, my lunch consisted of kettle chips, a small caesar salad, half of a veggie sandwich (whole-grain bread, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo) and lemonade. The lemonade was soooo delicious, but it was so sweet and it left me feeling hungover and jittery. I was seriously concerned that I might not pass the test! Not only that, I found myself wondering if there is really that big of a difference between the lemonade and the disgusting glucose concoction most pregnant women receive.
Good news, though -- my results were normal. And what if they were NOT normal? Well, I'm not sure it would have mattered much because I've heard that mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes are advised to switch to a diet that looks very much like paleo. Hmmmm??
The blood draw did indicate one small issue -- anemia. In fact, my iron levels were quiet low. Kinda strange, as I don't have any physical symptoms of anemia and I do eat lots of meat. As of about two minutes ago, I'm on an iron supplement. Hopefully this will do the trick!
That's it for now! I'll be back with another blog post soon!