Glucose test-Yuck!

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Glucose test-Yuck!

I haven't posted anything in forever, but I would love to hear from others and their experience with this. I was going to post on Tuesday how my 28 week visit went so well that my dr. said I can keep coming in every 4 weeks. Then two days later I got the call saying I failed my glucose test. In all my pregnancies, I've never had any issues with this. I guess being over 35 and having a family history has finally caught up with me. So this morning I had to go in for the 3 hour test. I had to fast from midnight last night, go get my blood drawn, then drink the nasty orange liquid. Orange is the only flavor my dr. offers and I hate everything orange!! Then I had to get my blood drawn once and hour for the next 3 hours. It wasn't as bad as the nurse said it could be, but I did get slightly sick feeling the first hour. Now, I have to wait until Wednesday to hear the results back. It makes me nervous reading up on all the risks and dangers of gestational diabetes. My first test level was only 145 so from what I read online, that was not overly high, just barely above the allowable limit. The only good news out of my appointment was that I get another ultrasound at my next appointment, so I'm very excited about that. Thanks for any insight any of you might have!

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I'm sorry you had to repeat the test Jen. I also have read that the base number for "failing" the one hour tolerance test is 140 so you'd have barely been over it. I haven't had personal experience with failing the test, but I have a few friends that had to do the 3 hour test and everything was fine. I hope that is how it works out for you. I also have some local mommy friends who had GD and their babies were perfectly fine, they just had to be monitored more during the last trimester. How exciting about the ultrasound! It's so fun to see them when they're so big even if they are squished.

KUP on how things go!

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Double post.

Holly_Anne618's picture
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Our office goes by 130 for the first test, so I think it depends on which office you're at. I don't know much about it as I've never had to deal with it, but will keep my fingers crossed for you!! Please KUP on your results!

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I never had the test with my first pregnancy. My midwife said monitoring my sugar was enough with the peeing on the stick and told me to just cut down on sweets and orange juice.
Don't know if I'll pass one this time around.... I have an apt. this week so I will know then.
Good luck.

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:bigarmhug:I'm sorry you had to take the 3 hour test, Jen! I've never had to take it while preg, but I did have to do it when I wasn't pg. one time and it was yucky! I'm doubly sorry you had to have the orange drink--I think it's the worst one! I'm sorry I can't give you any advice, but good luck! I hope your test results come back okay. KUP!

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Thanks so much for all of your comments. So, I ended up having three abnormal readings out of four in the three hour test, so I'm officially labeled as having gestational diabetes. I was really having a hard time with this diagnosis, feeling guilty and like a total failure. I was also really freaking out about all of the risks associated with it that I read about online, especially since I lost my last pregnancy, I'm just even more emotional this time around. So my dr. called and wanted me to come in yesterday, and I'm feeling much better about everything. I do have to test my blood sugar 5-7 times per day, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Also, all of my readings so far have come in totally normal and my dr. said that as long as I keep it in control, I don't have to worry about all of the side effects. So, I hopefully won't have any issues with it for the next 8-10 weeks. I am hoping that this will sway my dr. to let me have another voluntary induction. He was okay with delivering me last pregnancy with a voluntary induction at 38 weeks, but he said now some insurance companies are refusing to pay for them if they're done before 39 weeks without reason. Now I have a reason. I guess this will end up being just one more of those experiences that somewhere down the road that I may be able to help someone else who ends up in this situation.

patricia2383's picture
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Well I am sorry you have to deal with this. Like you said I hope you can keep it under control and get the induction that you want.

lby_mommyof3's picture
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I'm sorry you have GD, but glad you have some answers and that your doctor helped you feel better about your situation. Hopefully it all works out so you can have your 38 week induction!

VixB's picture
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Sorry you have to deal with GD but at least you are getting monitored for it which is very important!!