Yesterday, I went to my Gestational Diabetes class.
It was 4 HOURS long.
Admit it. You're jealous, aren't you? How can you NOT be?
I spent 4 glorious hours learning about CHO's (the very official sounding, smart-person word for "carbs"), glucose monitors, ketones, and other things that made my already-scrambled brain hurt.
Question: Whose brilliant idea was it to ask a pregnant lady to sit in a room for 4 hours and expect her to remember things like detailed measurements and mathematical equations? I mean, I've lost 4 cell phones since January, managed to misplace the USB cord EVERY DAY this week, can't for-the-life-of-me show up anywhere on time, and I'm supposed to remember carb/sugar/fiber ratios and blood sugar numbers? REALLY?
The Diabetes Peeps were thoughtful enough to give us this take-home reading literature:
which makes for great bedtime reading! Guaranteed to put you to sleep in 0.5 seconds.
Overall, my experience was...
overwhelming. boring. and overwhelmingly boring.
Good Part I:
I got a really cute Glucose Monitor. If you can actually call a Glucose Monitor cute.
It's a fabulous shade of PINK.
A fact that makes my sugar-loving-diabetic-momma- heart just a little happier.
Good Part II:
I can have a little bit of REAL ice cream every once in awhile!
Bad Part I:
These little guys get poked into my fingers 4 times a day:
Bad part II:
These tiny test strips cost a small fortune. I use 4 OF THEM a day.
That's $60 for 50 test strips. And I thought that the price of gas was out there...
Bad Part III
I pee in a cup EVERY MORNING to check for Ketones. Which cup do you use for that? Maybe I should invest in some throw-away cups. What do you think?
71 days... 71 days... 71 DAYS!
Oh my gosh! Just 71 days!?!?!