A friend of mine was recently told to start checking her BG - she’s pregnant, and I suppose her doctor is operating from an excess of caution.
I e-mailed her to see if there were any questions she had, since, though I don’t have gestational diabetes, I’ve at least gotten over a lot of the learning curve with the basics of managing diabetes.
She said that her sugars were all pretty much in range, but that her main problem was the actual drawing of blood. That was something I got over pretty quickly, since my choice was prick or go hypoglycemic 4 times a day, so I don’t have great advice for her other than use the side of your finger, make sure to wash your hands, adjust the death on your lancing device, and if you get a strange number, retest. As for psychological advice, I had none. (Perhaps because I’m already nuts?)
Anyone out there have anything else I should add? Thanks in advance!