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Old May 3rd, 2011, 21:38 PM   1
sailing_girl
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Passing your glucose test


I need some advice as to what to do to make sure I pass my glucose test. I have heard that eating specific foods prior can help ensure your levels don't come back higher then they should. I've had friends have to take it twice cause their levels came by higher and they were fine and I want to avoid having to do this test twice, if possible. Any advice??



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 21:40 PM   2
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I'd like to know the answer to this too. My glucose test is coming up in about a week. Did they give you a small bottle of orange stuff to drink too?



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 21:44 PM   3
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Yeah apparently they give you a glass of really sweet orange drink (like McDonald's orange drink) and you have to stay there for 2 hours. Not looking forward to it.



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 22:02 PM   4
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With my daughter I was terrified of failing so I asked my doctor what to do. She told me even though they dont tell you this because its not required not having anything to eat4 hours prior and nothing to drink but water gives you a much better chance at passing. She told me that many time women get a false positive because they ate even if it was something small and not sugary and then do the second test which you have to fast for and pass with flying colors.

So i did this and passed the first time. Not sure if it is because i did what she said or not but im sure it didnt hurt.



 
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 22:41 PM   5
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Thanks! I had my 24 week check up today and I'm measuring large (26 cm) AND I've gained a bit too much weight due to my appetite for potato chips.....I haven't been eating lots of sweet stuff or have any of the symptoms of diabetes but I'm freaked out now....I really don't want to have gestational diabetes! The chips are gone and back on the veggies that I should have been focusing on more!



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 01:54 AM   6
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I think I would just do my normal and take the test, if something IS wrong you'll want to know and trying to counter act your levels before you go would be more of a chance for you to "pass" and not show what the problem could be. What is two hours our of your day? Im taking mine in a few days and they told me its only an hour.

My baby is DOUBLE in size (measurements and weight) and Ive only gained 4lbs, not over weight, not had any prior problems and the doctor thinks I have gestational diabetes because of babies size. Of course some days I think they are crazy and I dont have that problem but other days I just want to know for sure to do the best I can for me and my baby. I asked doctor was there any other reasons baby could be big and she said he could just be a big baby, but shes leaning more towards the diabetes part. We will see



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:23 AM   7
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i agree the test is to determine whether you have a problem, you need to eat normally before the test otherwise it is just a complete waste of your time and the doctors time and might potentially lead to serious problems

i had undiagnosed gd with my first pregnancy. my baby was 11 6 at birth, wouldnt come out after 3 days labour, they performed c section when he pood in me, because he was so large and they didnt know he got stuck in the incision and breathed in all his meconium. he was seriously ill from it and was sedated for 5 days, i couldnt hold him or anything.

honestly i dont want to scare you but if you fix the result and you do have gd and you go undiagnosed then it can have really serious consequences for your health, the birth and your baby's health. i know it will be a real pain if you show pos for gd and the diet is very restrictive etc but at least you will know that you have it. if you fix it to pass by not eating normally then you will still not know if you have it or not you know?

good luck hun i really do hope you pass the test, it will feel so much better as well knowing that you have passed it because you do not have gd and not because you didnt eat any sugar for a week or whatever xkx



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 05:56 AM   8
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Hi Girls, Can i ask what the implications are for if you don't pass - what is the next step?

I am a while off this yet but from reading this thread i don't really know anything about it

Thanks



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 06:04 AM   9
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personally i wouldnt want to make sure i passed it just incase it turned out to be a false reading and i did have it.
gestational diabetes is actually quite a serious thing if not disagonsed correctly and treated properly during pregnancy. your should do it properly as its to HELP YOUR BABY,
i would just do the test as recommended, if it comes back that you do have it then the treatement is nothing to worry about, most of the time they try to control it via diet so all it would be is changing your diet to suit YOUR BABYS NEEDS!
please do not try to trick the test as if it turned out you did have it and did nothing about it it can cause the placenta to break down prematurely amongst other things, all of which can lead to hurting your baby, is reducing the risk of not having to do the test again really worth your babys health or even life?
i think not please do what is right for your unborn baby and do the test as instructed.



 
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Old May 4th, 2011, 06:09 AM   10
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I am a type one diabetic, so my advice to you is to eat and drink normally. If you dont have a problem then the result will be normal anyway so try not to worry to much, but it is something that needs to be addressed asap for the health of the baby and yourself and trying to 'fake the test' will only cause problems later down the line. x



 
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