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I was wrong...

I am so pissed off right now, the stupid nurse called me this afternoon, so I thought I passed because i never received a phone call yesterday!! Well I guess she forgot so I celebrated for no damn reason.

I failed the 1 hour GD test. by 20 points, now i have to freakin waste my Saturday and not get to eat for 12 hours.
What are my odds of passing this next one.
I am just so angry, and i got into it with my mom, because i ruined her day, words were exchanged that need not be repeated. Basically she said mean things about my diet when she isn't even around to know what i eat, and that i don't exercise. Whatever.

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Sorry that you failed the test. Sad A lot of women that fail the one hour pass the three hour. Don't let it ruin your day though, following the GD diet really isn't that bad.

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I failed my 1 hour and didn't necessarily pass my 3 hour either. With the 3 hour, they do a blood draw fasting, and then 1, 2 and 3 hours after you drink the stuff. With me My fasting and 1 hour came back abnormal but my 2 and 3 hour came back abnormal. I just went to mmy GD class this morning so I'm borderline and I'll be following a diabetic diet here on out.

Good luck with your test. You might want to take DH or someone with you as you'll probably feel pretty yucky. And either bring a snack or eat immediately afterwards

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"joysiloo" wrote:

Sorry that you failed the test. Sad A lot of women that fail the one hour pass the three hour. Don't let it ruin your day though, following the GD diet really isn't that bad.

I mentioned in my post that I had my class this morning and it wasn't that bad. I think it will take me a few days to get used to it but there are plenty of options for you. It's mainly about watching your carbs - not eliminating them - but balancing your diet and adding exercise etc.

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Yikes. Sorry your mom wasn’t more sympathetic, sounds like she had a bad day as well. 20 points doesn’t sound like a big difference so I hope you’ll pass the three hour, but your right, no fun to fast and spend three hours on a test. Keep us updated.

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Sorry to hear about your bad day.

I hope you pass your 3 hr.

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I failed my 1hr test also. The 3hr test is no fun but I passed it. Sorry that your mom wasn't more supportive and understanding.

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Could you ask your doctor if you could repeat the 1 hour again? It's just a screening test and doesn't mean much for the outcome of the 3 hour. I know a lot of people that fail the 1 hr and pass the 3 hr. My old OB would allow a repeat on the 1 hr (situational dependent). Sorry your mom wasn't more supportive - that really doesn't help the situation.

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Hey Chris,
Sorry your mom wasnt more supportive. Its hard to get unexpected news like failing the test when you thought you passed, and then have someone be extra critical on top of that. :bighug:

I failed it the first time around and then passed the 3hr one. As others have said, they take blood BEFORE you drink the drink, and then 2 more times after it. Because you fast, I *think* its a more accurate reading of how your body is handling the sugar. There are many things that might skew the results of the 1hr one, including what you ate recently, etc etc. I think that was the case with me when I was pg with DS.

Only advice I have is that the day you have the test done make sure you have someone else with you (to drive and/or keep you company) as you may feel horrible after the test is done. I actually did it on a weekday and got sent home from work I was feeling so bad afterwords. take some food or a snack so you can eat as soon as its done, and then plan on maybe a nap or some downtime if you are feeling miserable. Dont push yourself to do too much! Also, take a book or something to do while you are waiting for the test. an ipod/mp3 player, or a book/magazine or your cell phone with some games, or something! You'll appreciate not staring at the clock for all those hours! GL!

KUP and try not to worry in the meantime. Many people pass the 3hr after failing the 1hr. And worst case scenario - if you do have GD, its very manageable with diet and some learning (from your doc or a class).

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Thanks Ladies for all your words of support, I am just having a really difficult time with everything that is going on in my house and with family, then to top it of with the 3 hour test. I worry so much now more than ever, and sometimes i feel like I am not doing enough for the family or this baby. I never realized how hard it would be to not do everything by myself, considering I am used to the independence. I got to go talk to a good friend yesterday and she thinks i am overwhelmed and need to just take a break from life.

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Sorry!! I know how bad these suck!! I have to get one preggo or not once a year, and they usually make me do a FIVE-HOUR one!!! I hope this one goes okay!!!

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I failed too Sad I have my 3 hour test on tuesday..... I hope we both pass Smile

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**lurker**
I failed my 3 hr and have GD. I was disapointed, but it's been going fairly well - like a pp mentioned, it's about balance....GL and i hope you pass the 3 hr and won't have to worry about it. Hang in there.