Hi Sweetie, you are not alone....
My wife has been diabetic for 3 yrs now and has two daughters from her first marriage in which she was not diabetic for wither of her pg's or before. It wasn't diagnosed until her youngest was alomst one.
It's not only sugar that's important to watch but also any carbs whic break down to sugar. If you need a snack to hold you over, protein is the best since it takes longer to break down. I haven't been on today cuz Val has been suffering with a horrible migraine and has been tossing her cookies. Seeing a dietician will help alot. So will monitoring your glucose levels very regularly. Val has been lucky so far to only have a diet control and no insulin. But now at 27 1/2 weeks her levels are slowly creeping up on her. Diabetics also have high chance for very large babies. Val will go for nst's the last month of pg (or so) . nst's are non-stress tests of the baby to check for heartrate, fetal movement and if she's having any contractions. a high risk doc is watching her carefully. And of course, with whacky levels, this will affect your eye sight. There are many women who are diabetic out there (whether gestational or not) that have decent pg's and deliver babies who are very healthy. Antoehr thing they watch for is, when you deliver, the baby may have a low blood sugar reaction and need a bit of inlusin. this does not mean the baby will be diabetic though, which is good. If you have any more questions, I'm here for you and so is my wife. Sorry it took so long to get back to you and we hope you are well. have you felt your little one move yet ? If not, it'll only be a few more weeks. write back when you can...take care