Not sure if I'm posting in the right place but on Friday the 5th I took my 3 hour diabetes test. On the 9th I found out the test was positive. On the 11th they taught me how to use the meter and how to record the information they wanted. I eat rather poorly. I'm picky, I don't really eat to many fruits or vegetables, I drink soda with just about every meal (yes even breakfast). On top of that my living situation is complicated. I live with my grandma and things are difficult at home since she found out about the pregnancy and as a result I do not spend a lot of time at home. I have 2 10year olds so we leave at 7 am to get them to school and don't come back until about 8 pm for bed. So I don't cook a lot and I don't keep any food around that I can cook or that isn't processed. I started trying to diet on the 12th and it's just been so brutal. ALL we eat is rice and pastas, breads and tortillas. It's quick, easy, and lasts a few days. I saw my doctor today and he said he wanted to put me on insulin! I have a family history of diabetes but have never had to deal with it personally and this is just a nightmare!! With everything going on at home it's just so hard to keep to a diet and I'm just so sad about it :( I don't think I can do it :( My doctor wants to see me in a week to see if I can get my sugars under control on my own but I'm pretty sure after today that I can't.
My question is are there any recipes/meals you all would suggest? Quick easy type things that might keep for a couple days? Also, if I have to be put on insulin what type of diet options do I have with that?
I'm so devastated I just really don't think this is something I can handle and I'm scared for my baby.