The Day I Failed My Gestational Diabetes Test

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8 years ago… I was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy…

Everything was going well…

until I was 28 weeks and went for my gestational diabetes screening test.

 

I thought “I’m the healthiest person I know!” I got this!

 

But when my results came back that I had failed…

I was crushed.

I was shocked.

I felt all alone.

 

I needed a plan, but I honestly didn’t have any support system set up for myself.

All the recipes I had were “healthy” but used grains, beans, fruits, starchy vegetables.

 

Nothing I normally ate or cooked would work anymore.

 

I sat at the kitchen table every night for two weeks and cried.

 

Thankfully, now I have some (actually good!) low carb meals on the plan!

 

This week (I’m 16 weeks pregnant now with my third baby), as I was sitting down at the table… instead of crying, I was meal planning.

 

And it made me think… what is different here? 

 

I’m in the same situation (albeit 8 years later!) and I possibly have the same diagnosis as I did 8 years ago, but this time…

I feel empowered.

I feel prepared.

I feel healthy. 

 

On my piece of paper I wrote:

> Low Carb Tacos
> Guacamole & Bacon Open Faced Burgers
> Chicken Salad on Lettuce Wraps

 

The only difference was now I had my tool box.

I already have a pantry with products and staples to make healthy low carb recipes.

I already know what to eat.

 

Maybe you are thinking about changing your diet… but you feel lost – “What would I even eat?!?!” You may be asking…

 

What if you had everything you needed to set yourself up for success right from the start?

 

  • Recipes
  • Problem Solving Tips
  • Inspiration

 

Would that change how your experience went?

Probably you would get better results too! 

 

Listen to my story here and how everything changed for me:

 

? Flashback to 8 years ago… I was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy… Everything was going well… until I was ?? 28 weeks and went for my gestational diabetes screening test. I thought "I'm the healthiest person I know!" I got this! ??But when my results came back that I had failed… ?I was crushed. I was shocked. I felt all alone. What happened next changed my LIFE! See more recipes at Grassfed Mama

Posted by Angela Roshto Parker on Friday, June 15, 2018

 

I ended up writing an e-book about my experience and process of beating Gestational Diabetes using ONLY diet. I hope it can be of use to you if you or a loved one is struggling with this!

Check it out here!

 

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Angela Parker

Writer & Entrepreneur at Grassfed Mama
My name is Angela. I have been married for 14 years and have two little girls (with another little on the way!) I’m a speech therapist by trade but started my own business from home 4 years ago. I am passionate about healing through nutrition, natural medicines, cooking with whole foods, and natural parenting. I strive to honor God with everything I do.
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