I'm looking for some advice since I'm panicking and don't know what to do.
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and has been recently diagnosed with diabetes (random test 13.9). Since it's so early on, it must mean (I'm pretty sure it is so) undiagnosed type 2, especially because I was diagnosed with insulin resistance in the past.
I had a constant extreme hunger in my first trimester and was eating tons of carbs, white pasta, rice, chocolate, honey... It's my first pregnancy and it honestly had no clue about the effect of hyperglycaemia in the early pregnancy. Now I've read about the birth defects etc and I'm in absolute shock. I've got my specialist appointment next week, but meanwhile I bought a glucose tester and test many times a day, and found few ways to keep my sugars low (low carb diet and exercise work well for me). So I'm not as concerned about the rest of the pregnancy now, since it understand there will be a way of managing it one way or another. However I'm in extreme panic about the damage I could have done. Please can someone share any positive experience of having up diagnosed type 2 and having gone on to have a healthy baby.
Thank you in advance.