Because my insulin isn't working properly, I have high blood sugar. This extra glucose can be dangerous for my pregnancy, and even moreso for my little girl's health. Since my insulin isn't dealing with my blood sugar, my little baby's pancreas is trying to create enough insulin to help. Not good for a tiny little pancreas! If uncontrolled, her organs will be stressed, her lungs can be affected, she can weigh 10 lbs, or can have problems after she is born.
All of that leads me to this:
My blood testing kit with lovely red hazardous container
Ouch! I have to test 4 x's a day...
Did I mention - OUCH?!
This is a good result - 162, like this morning, is bad.
In addition to the blood testing, there's the strict diet. I have to eat a specific amount of carbs and protein every meal, I have to eat specific snacks, and I have to eat on a specific time table. It is a bit overwhelming... THANKFULLY, I have the most amazing and supportive husband in the whole entire world - and he is doing it all with me :) He even pricked himself a couple of times! He ain't playin' - he doesn't cheat and counts all the carbs, etc. too. He helps me figure out what to eat and just all around encourages me.