I went to my gestational diabetes class today. Whew! That was a lot of information in a short period of time. Thankfully, I had already done some research and had a good idea of what I was in for.
My to-do list for the next week includes:
Test blood sugar 4X daily
Test ketones 1X daily
Follow gestational diabetes diet - eat 3 meals and 3 snacks each day. Each meal or snack has a different carb limitation that I have to memorize.
Call the doctor if I have any one of a long list of potential problems.
Go to the pharamacy to pick up more lancets, test strips, and control solution. Also need to get tissues to keep with the tester (to wipe up the excess blood).
Get MORE lab work done.
Return to the gestational diabetes educator next Wednesday for a follow-up.
These are all things I have to do in addition to my usual routine. I hope I don't miss anything!