Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Okay, so I'm a nerd

I am now 26 weeks pregnant and today was the oh-so-lovely (she said, sarcastically) 1 hour Gestational Diabetes test. Is there a better way to start your morning off by drinking a ginormous bottle of orange goo? And fizzy orange goo, at that. Bleah.

Anyway, about 30 minutes after I drank said goo, it was time for Elise's snack time BG check. Elise is pretty much rocking the checks by herself lately, so I let her handle it. Then it hit me... I could also check MY BG. So I asked Elise if she wanted to check my BG too, and of course she said yes!

So about 35 minutes post-goo, I came in at 157 (they want you below 140). And visions of restricted diet and finger pokes started dancing in my head. But I knew I had almost another 30 minutes for my pancreas to do its thing, so I pushed those thoughts aside.

Elise, by the way, was 140 (exact same number as at wake up... cool!). Darn, she beat me.

After the hour was up and they did the blood draw, Elise and I went to the car. And because I am such a nerd, I decided to do another check. The verdict? 129. Whew.

And yes, I realize I am a nerd for checking my BG and not waiting for the "official" results... but what can I say, you gotta take the perks of having a T1 kid where you can get them.


  1. That was a total perk. I would have done the same!

    Glad you're doing well!

  2. I haven't been following your blog long and had no idea you were pregnant! Congrats! My daughter and I are both diabetic and test our blood sugars together a lot. Share test strips, pump supplies, etc.

    Glad the numbers came out right at the end for you!

  3. Congratulations -- both on being pregnant and dodging the GDM monster!

  4. Glad you passed! Having done the GD, I can say it's no fun but certainly nowhere even close to the struggles of being a T1 mom. So...a T1 and GD mom, well, that might just put someone over the edge! (not you of course)

    26 weeks already! wow!!!

  5. I did the same thing when I was preggers with Little G, I always had an extra tester in my purse. The gal at the Lab flipped out when she saw me do the finger poke. Glad your blood sugar was normal.

    P.S. When do we get to see more belly pics?

  6. Perks are few and far between. Gotta take 'em when you can get 'em. I don't think you're a nerd! I would have done the same thing! Maybe that just means I'm a nerd, too. Glad it was a good number - for BOTH of you!

  7. I bet Elise LOVED checking your sugar! And hold the phone...are you saying that Elise checks her own sugar now??? Hello genius!

  8. Not a nerd...just a smart cookie!!! I would have done the same thing, why wait when you have access to an answer right there?!

    So glad it was a good number :)

  9. yep gott snatch them perks when you can lol !!!

  10. I wish I could have done that too! None of the waiting for the results nonsense!

    And I am with Meri, she is checking her OWN BG? Wow! Genius is right!

  11. HOLY COW on Elise checking her own BG.... She ROCKS! Give her a high-five for me! =)

    I would have totally done the same thing... guess I'm a nerd, too! =)

  12. I felt a little weak and woosy the other morning before breakfast. I grabbed my daughter's meter and checked my BG out of curiosity. (120's)

    What surprised me was how much the lancet frickin hurt! I give credit to these kiddos who do numerous finger checks a day.

    Glad your BG's were good :)

  13. Not nerdy at all. Effective and efficient IMO. :)


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