My doctor was happy with my blood readings at my last doctor's visit. He thinks we will be able to control this just by the diet and I won't have to take insulin. The only thing he told me was that I needed to start eating more. It is hard for me to eat a lot because every time I do then I have a bad blood sugar reading. It scares me and then the next meal I try to eat less.
I also went and talked with a diabetes specialist. She was very helpful and taught me a lot. This whole time I have been avoiding foods with sugar. And really only eating vegetables and proteins. She taught me that I need carbs to fuel my body and not to be scared to eat them. She also told me that I need to count carbs instead of sugars in foods. She gave me a very detailed diet with 6 small meals a day and told me that the evening snack was the most important to help my glucose levels over night. She also told me to eat more and not to be scared when I get high readings. She said it is more important for me to eat and have high readings where then they can put me on insulin instead of starving just to get low readings. I also learned that as the pregnancy goes on the worst my blood sugars will get until about week 38 then they will have a drastic decrease. And hopefully after I deliver it will go away all together.
Since meeting with the specialist, I had very good readings for about 3 days while eating a lot more and even eating things that were making my blood sugar high before. I have been very good about the diet she put me on and trying my best to stick with it. However, the last two days my readings have gone back to being high. The only thing I can think of is that I am further along now and that my insulin requirements have increased, which she told me would happen. My next doctor's appointment is Aug. 11th. I hope he is still happy with my readings so I won't have to go on insulin. Wish me Luck!