Although I’ve been able to keep my blood glucose numbers well below the 140 mg/dL range, I just couldn’t seem to do it for my morning fast testing. I tried eating different variations of food and quantity (i.e., raw almonds, apple with peanut butter, a slice of whole wheat bread with hummus, and etc.) the night before but nothing worked to keep it below 90 mg/dL.
My doctor saw the struggle and started me on glyburide. Actually, she gave me the option of pill or insulin shot. Since there was no way in hell I was going to be injecting myself, I chose the pill option.
So now, I take one pill a day, right before I go to bed. So far, it has been working. The rest of the time I’m able to control my blood sugar levels through diet although…I’m not gonna lie, it gets tough at times. I have had a Shake Shack for dinner one night and some Burger King here and there which have blown my numbers way up for a meal. I beat myself over it when I see the numbers, but I am only human.
Gestational diabetes sucks, but it could be a lot worse.