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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:25 PM   1
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I have failed GTT test


I am so gutted my result was 7.9 which is a fail. I have an appointment with a consultant to discuss what next.

Going to spend some time reading up on it now, but really gutted....



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:27 PM   2
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Have they offered you any growth scans?



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:37 PM   3
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There's a big thread about GD in the gestational complications forum, there's lots of tips on there. It's a lot to take in, but basically switch to healthier carbs (low GI, think brown instead of white), spread carbs through the day (3 meals and 3 snacks) and always eat protein or fat with carbs.

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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:40 PM   4
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Have they offered you any growth scans?
Yes its on 18th of this month.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:41 PM   5
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There's a big thread about GD in the gestational complications forum, there's lots of tips on there. It's a lot to take in, but basically switch to healthier carbs (low GI, think brown instead of white), spread carbs through the day (3 meals and 3 snacks) and always eat protein or fat with carbs.

Good luck!
Great thanks I will go there now...



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 13:43 PM   6
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That isn't an automatic diagnosis of GD. I got 7.8 on the 1 hour test and I had to do the 2 hour test. I haven't had the results from that yet, but my doc said the borderline high on the first test may mean nothing.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 13:49 PM   7
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It was the 2 hour test I did.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 13:52 PM   8
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Don't worry. I know it does suck. But I was talking to someone the other day who had it and she is doing well and so is baby she is just unfortunately having to take insulin. They also have oral medications so maybe you dont have to stick yourself.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 15:22 PM   9
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Don't worry, promise me you will be fine, I had GD last year when PG with my daughter, I was in bits when they first told me, was scared to eat or drink anything, the works.
Then I got to sit down with someone in the diabetic clinic etc and I felt fine after it, just look at everything you eat, and go for healthier versions, low fat, sugar free, etc, mine were just minor changes that make all the difference. I still allowed myself little treats. Just record your blood sugars and you will get used to them, you will be given a range for which they should be (minimun maximum)
I was lucky and managed diet only through to my induction.
It can be that later in pregnancy you have to go on tabs or insulin, it's only because the levels can be more difficult to manage the later in pg you are.
You probably won't be allowed to go through pregnancy much past 37 weeks. but you will be closely monitored etc, you will probably have more scans, so see that as a good thing, you get to see more of you baby x
I was monitored in our antenatal day unit too where they strap you up to the monitor and monitor baby movements.
you should be seen weekly or so at diabetic clinic and you will be seen by your obs consultant more.
You will be fine, your consultant and all those who are looking after you will guide you and advise you. YOu will be well looked after.
Once baby is born you're pretty much GD free and you just go back and have a GTT 6 weeks post-natal to confirm that x

good luck x and try not to stress x



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 15:48 PM   10
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Wow, the requirements must be stricter in the UK. I know for the 2 hour test here, the normal levels are less than 10.6 at one hour, and less than 8.9 at two hours. You'd have passed easily! (that's after the 75g drink)

Good luck and try not to worry. As I said, I'm waiting for the results from mine, and I feel like crap that I may have failed.



 
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