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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 17:24 PM   1
Minerva
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failed my glucose test


I took the first test and found out my glucose level was 164, and should be under 130. I'm very concerned. Has anyone had this experience? I read somewhere that only 1% to 2% of pregnant women have this.



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 17:28 PM   2
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hi hun, i had my first test and i was told my blood glucose was 8.3 (i think they must measure it differently) i have to have a retest but its a more intensive one

alot of ppl fail the first one hun but go on to be fine with the 2nd, and if you do have GD then it will just be ur diet that gets monitored and that, ull be fine, i was wrrying all day then my lil sis (who is type 1 diabetic) actually made me realise that yeh its a pain and its a worry but at least it goes away once baby is born (maybe a few weeks after) but she is stuck with it forever. (she said it in such a lovely way it made me see sence)

keep ur chin up hunnie xxxx



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 17:31 PM   3
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I wouldnt worry too much hun, I have just been diagnosed with gd.....Saw the Dr and the dietician today and they were fab, I have been given a few different things to try diet wise, then I gotta go back next week so they can see what is happening......There isnt many that are diagnosed with it, but the earlier they catch it the better, just keep your sugar intake as low as you can........You will be fine hun, I know how scary it is when they first tell you, but its not as bad as you imagine it.....



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 18:24 PM   4
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I just failed my glucose test as well. They said it was 'borderline'. I forgot to ask for the exact number because I was too shocked! I have to go back tomorrow for the 2 hour test. I really hope I don't have GD, although I know it's not the end of the world if I do.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 01:14 AM   5
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they will send you for a higher test ie: to drink more of that foul liquid and then make a diagnosis if you have gestational diabetes.
dont worry it is totally manageable , does not mean you will nec have a big baby or any problems. I had GD with number 1, and he was 3.2 kilos, normal delivery, I was induced because they dont let GD moms go over 40 weeks but that is just to be on the safe side.
I dont have GD with this pregnancy so you dont nec have it again.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 03:34 AM   6
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You may well pass the second test! Did you fast for this one? (I'm guessing it was the 1 hour?)

If you do have GD, it's perfectly manageable.. I'm not having the test unless I show signs - eg glucose in urine, excess weight gain or something, in which case we'd try controlling my diet better and if it doesn't improve I'd THEN end up going for the test...So it's not the end of the world, don't worry

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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 05:34 AM   7
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I was diagnosed with GD at 28 weeks. I was really scared at first, but it really isn't that bad. Most people can control it with diet, unfortunately I can't and now have to inject insulin 3 times a day, but even that isn't as bad as I thought it would be and I REALLY REALLY hate needles.

The up side to having GD is that you get extra care and monitoring. I have consultant appointments every other week and 3 extra scans as well as the normal doctors/MW appointments, so at least with the extra care you know that everything is ok and if not then it is picked up really quickly.

Don't worry about it though cause stress doesn't help your blood sugar levels. Good luck



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 12:17 PM   8
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You may well pass the second test! Did you fast for this one? (I'm guessing it was the 1 hour?)

If you do have GD, it's perfectly manageable.. I'm not having the test unless I show signs - eg glucose in urine, excess weight gain or something, in which case we'd try controlling my diet better and if it doesn't improve I'd THEN end up going for the test...So it's not the end of the world, don't worry

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Thank you. I didn't fast fir the first test. Does that give you a more accurate score? I was told I'll have to fast for the next three hour test and follow a diet for three days. Grrr...



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM   9
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I was diagnosed with GD at 28 weeks. I was really scared at first, but it really isn't that bad. Most people can control it with diet, unfortunately I can't and now have to inject insulin 3 times a day, but even that isn't as bad as I thought it would be and I REALLY REALLY hate needles.

The up side to having GD is that you get extra care and monitoring. I have consultant appointments every other week and 3 extra scans as well as the normal doctors/MW appointments, so at least with the extra care you know that everything is ok and if not then it is picked up really quickly.

Don't worry about it though cause stress doesn't help your blood sugar levels. Good luck

Thank you. Did you have any symptoms before you tested positive? Do you also have to check your blood pricking your finger (hate that!)?



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 12:55 PM   10
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I have been diagnosed with GD and its not affected my pregnancy in anyway lol. I havent even had to alter my diet, my levels stay normal and within normal ranges I just finger prick my fingers 6 times a day and record it. I didnt have any symptoms either no weight gain, the babies are big, no glucose in my urine etc xxx



 
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