Binky Felstead has been given confirmation that she has gestational diabetes while pregnant with her third child.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, is expecting her second child with husband Max Darnton, whom she already shares son Wolfie with, and Binky also has daughter India with ex-partner Josh Patterson.
Gestational diabetes is a high blood sugar condition that develops during pregnancy and normally goes away once the mother has given birth.
It can happen at any stage of pregnancy, but is most common in the second or third trimester, and Binky has been getting various tests to find out if she is suffering with it after weeks of "pure exhaustion".
After finally receiving the results, the reality TV favourite shared a snap of herself in bed recuperating.
Showing off her blooming baby bump, the mum-of-two smiled for the camera as she explained her situation to her followers.
"SO it’s been confirmed I am officially a ‘GD Mum’ as my friend who’s also got Gestational Diabetes called it on the phone today after me calling her immediately after finding out, asking her what the hell this all means!!"the star began.
"She started off the conversation saying ‘by the way Binks, this is NOT your fault at all. You haven’t done anything wrong, so please do not blame yourself for getting this!’ – Which was actually the first thing I didn’t realise I needed to hear!"
Binky admitted she can't go into detail yet because she's still finding out information, but she's now aware that getting gestational diabetes is "apparently pretty common".
"Seeing [as] I’ve had two pretty straightforward, healthy pregnancies already- it just goes to show how different each one is & how important it is to check these things," the social media influencer went on.
"As I haven’t felt anything really other than pure exhaustion that I just assumed was from having two children already.. one of which is a typical hectic toddler boy!"
Binky said that the next step is to have another appointment with a referral doctor to discuss her condition in more depth and "hopefully gain a lot more knowledge of what I can do to help me and baby these next few weeks until he’s out!"
While the TV star lamented that it's made the pregnancy feel "never ending", she also asked for advice on food ideas and lifestyle changes, as she's committed to staying safe and healthy for her baby.
"Really going to miss my pizza / curry nights & chocolate buttons. Pretty s**t," she admitted, but added a positive note that she's already heard how her friend coped with the same condition by getting into a "really lovely, manageable routine & is actually feeling a load better from changing her diet & just making it slightly healthier".
Binky then added she will have her fingers crossed for a positive outcome, and is "thinking of you all who kindly messaged me saying you have been diagnosed with it too when you saw my stories this week when I was heading off to my second glucose blood test appointment".
"Sending you all lots of love!" the star added.
"Thank you for speaking so openly about this Binky! Is def so much more common than people realise," one person praised in the comments.
Others shared their support and food ideas, and the mum-of-two gears up for the rest of her pregnancy and lifestyle changes.
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