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I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

DiabetesLast week, the day before I turned 31 weeks I met with the doctor and found that I have Gestational Diabetes. I spent the whole day freaking out and crying. My mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes when I was very little. I watched her struggle my whole life with her health. We are actually coming up on the 15 year anniversary of her death now. I kept telling myself I can’t die young like her, I HAVE to be here for my kids and my husband. By Friday morning I had embraced the fact that I needed to make changes and started making them.

Starting Friday morning I decided to cut down carbs, a LOT. You know what? Since then I feel so much better! Before I made the diet changes I was crashing by 11 am every morning. Tonight it’s 8pm and I’m feeling great! I still have energy and didn’t take a nap, either!

I’ll be posting updates about my diabetes and the pregnancy over the next 7 weeks because I need the encouragement. Have you ever had gestational diabetes?

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. {HUG} I’m glad you are making some positive changes!
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  2. Sorry you’re going through this glad you’re feeling better!!!!! hugs!!!
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  3. Hope you start to feel better soon! Change in diet helps a lot. I used to crash like that all the time, but eating less carbs and more protein has helped me so much. Even those protein bars – though they do have some sugar – have kept me from snacking or taking a nap.
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  4. shelly peterson says:

    So sorry to hear this. I had Gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy which was almost 13 years ago. I did the same as you and changed my diet a lot, I still had to take insulin but I kept my numbers down. by the time I gave birth to my son I weighed 40 pound less than my pre-pregnancy weight. It was a struggle at first cutting down on the carbs but it got easier as I went along. And it does make you feel better eating healthier.