So, I got a call today from my doctor's office that one of the numbers on my 2 hour GTT was high and now they are referring me to a diabetes center. On the phone the nurse told me that the doctor must not have been concerned about it because he didn't make a note on the report, but since one of my numbers was high...they are referring me anyway. This whole scenario really pi$$es me off because now I have to go to a diabetes class where they are going to tell me to switch to a diet THAT I AM ALREADY ON!! I don't eat grains or sugars and my carb intake is already very limited. Then I have to test my blood sugar several times a day and report back to them. I did the test on Friday and prior to that I had been out of town and I admit that I indulged in some sweets while I was away (cheesecake, ice cream, etc.) but do you think that could have that much of an effect on my blood sugar several days later?! I'm really hoping that after a week or two, things will be normal and I won't have to do this for the rest of my pregnancy. So frustrated right now.
I had failed 2 of mine and they told me that less then a year ago they changed the guidelines and now if you fail even one you are considered GD I went to the class and it wasn't that bad, I was slightly entertained by a woman who felt it was totally ok to drink 12 regular sodas and refused to switch to diet.
I go back tomorrow and all my by blood checks have been fine so I'm hoping they will just let me monitor it at home and not to worry about it. Hopefully since you failed one it's not that bad for you.
I'm sorry that you are going through this Carrie! Seems like you had a good diet and are very careful about what you eat. I guess that goes to show that if you are pre-disposed, there isn't a whole lot you can do to prevent it. They say pregnancy is a window to health concerns you may have later in life, so you may be more predisposed to diabetes. I am more predisposed to severe arthritis!
I have to admit, all you girls posting this and last week with poor results has me really anxious and nervous for my own results tomorrow
Sending you a big hug! Hopefully it will go smoothly for you and won't be much of an issue if any.
I'm so sorry Carrie that you have to go through this. At least you are already on the diet and don't have to worry about switching too much of your lifestyle. The only change should just be monitoring your blood sugar to make sure everything is going smoothly. Do you already have a monitor for your insulin resistance?
I'm in the GD boat with you, although I failed 3 out of 4 readings on a 3 hour test. I am in sticker shock right now about the glucose monitor test strips- those puppies are expensive!