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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 09:32 AM   1
Cactusgirl
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28 weeks blood sugar test


Hi

Just a quick one as struggling to get hold of midwife.

I have fasting bloods taken at about 13 weeks and was borderline with my blood sugar levels, have diabetes history in the family so they said they would test again at 28 weeks.

When I was at MW at 25 weeks I reminded her (she would have not booked me in I don't think!) and she said that I would have fasting bloods done again at my 28weeks appointment and not to eat from midnight. Everyone on here and that I know seems to be having the full glucose tolerance test.

Has anyone else just had the fasting bloods done or should if definitely be GTT??

Thanks!



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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 10:41 AM   2
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Where i am if we need to be tested we do the fasting one. You gotta stay there for 2 hours too so they can take the 2nd lot of bloods. I dont know anyone who have had the full test done. Hope your test goes well though.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 10:44 AM   3
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i had the gtt where i had to fast from midnight, go have a bloodtest next morn, drink a vile drinkm then wait 2 hours and have another blood test, not easy when i have such a phobia of blood tests!!!hope it all goes well
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM   4
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last time I went I just had bloods taken after fasting from midnight, did not have to drink the glucose.

Need to find out if will need to stay for 2 hours!! It's impossible to get hold of the mw!!



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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 12:53 PM   5
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I had a random glucose test, which is where you just have blood drawn at any point in the day and it does not matter whether you've eaten or not beforehand. My blood sugar from that was 5.4 so within normal ranges even for fasting sugar. If it had been raised, I'd have been sent for the GTT, but it was fine so I wasn't. I flapped about this at first, but in some ways I think it's a good way of sieving out those who really need the GTT and those that don't.

If your fasting sugar is high on consecutive occasions, then you should be being referred for a proper GTT test which is fasting sugar followed by high glucose drink, followed by a further blood sugar test 2 hours later. All you have had is the fasting sugar.



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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 13:27 PM   6
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Hi I had the glucose tolerance test at 28 weeks, as there is history of type 2 diabetes (and i am overweight too). Here i couldn't eat from 10pm the night before, then had 3 sets of blood taken the next morning, one baseline about 8am, take a drink of glucose and then another blood test at 9 and another at 10am.

Maybe worth chekcing with midwife what the difference is? (when you can get hold of them that is!) x



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