Just wondering if anyone else has declined the glucose tolerance test? I have been told it's OK as I'm such a low risk. Just wondering if I made the right choice although I'm pretty sure I have. Here they make you do a 3hr GTT staright off the bat. Is it mandatory in other parts of the world?
They insist that you take it where I am from. Just because you are low risk, and have no symptoms does not mean that you do not have it. I have a friend that is 130 lbs, is fit, and eats great, and it turned out that she had gestational diabetes.
The tests are easy and are for a good cause. I am not saying you should do it, as I think we all have the right to choose what is best for us and the baby, but I was just curious why you do not want to take the test.
Because I had a very low result off my last GTT (standard 1 hr, which I am still thinking of doing but not sure if there is any point, that's why I'm asking) from my pg with Eamon. They actually advised me to keep an eye on myself for hypoglycaemic episodes after it.
That and I have nobody to watch Eamon while I sit around for 3 hours waiting for a result I know is going to be negative I just don't see the point tbh. I'm less than 50kg wringing wet, have had a complication free pg, and was told by the mw that I have none of the risk factors whatsoever so the 1hr GTT would be fine or I could skip it altogether.
I was just wondering if anyone else has ever declined it is all. We don't always have to do *everything*, do we? If I have been assessed and found to have no risk factors at all and been told I'm fine to skip it, is it that big a deal? Some women are offered screen tests and amnios and decline them, why can I not decline this?
You can decline it. I was not trying to be negative, and I hope you don't take it that way. I was just wondering your reasoning, that's all. With your previous low tests and possible hypoglycemia I can completely see why you are very low risk. You know your body better than anyone else, so I say just go with whatever you think.
I have a friend who like you was very low risk....she ended up with gestational diabetes. I have a friend who is twice the size of me who didn't get it. I know size can be a factor but you shouldn't let it be a deciding factor.
I have gd and this is my 2nd pregnancy with it confirmed. Over here in the UK we get tested differently....we just have a 2 hr test. I can't say that its fun to do but after having my son admitted to scbu due to low sugars I am so pleased I was offered the test early.
I guess my point is that if offered the test what do you have to lose other than 3 hrs. If you're lucky you pass and don't have to worry about it any more...if you fail you get the help you and your baby will need.
Some women are offered screen tests and amnios and decline them, why can I not decline this?
declined the amnio or other genetic screening because i would not abort a disabled child, my friend who has a child with downs, told me she was happy she didnt knew before her baby girl was born.
i do have scans and pay for a 3D scan to make sure we are not missing anything.
the glucose test is necessary for me, because it could harm me and my heathly baby ...
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