Is there any other way to test for GD than the GTT?
I'm so scared of the test I'm still getting nausea and the fasting glucose test was difficult , enough, especially after the walk to the laboratory, the wait and not being able to eat or drink anything.
Hi, there is an alternative. I had my GTT test on Wednesday and it was a waste of time due to me throwing up the glucose within 5 minutes of drinking it.
One of the kind ladies on here told me that I can use a blood glucose monitor to do the test and it's true (I get mine on monday). I just have to check my blood four times in 24 hours!! My midwife and consultant told me repeatedly that there was no other way and now suddenly there is. I think you just have to push for it
An A1c test is a blood test which is done, it measures your average sugar levels over the past 3 months (usually)
I would speak to your midwife/doctor and ask if they can give you a prescription for a glucose monitor, and some test strips. If they agree, eat some high carb meals or a piece of cake with lots of sugar, do minimal activity for 1 hour, then test, non diabetics would usually be below 7mmol x
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