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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 19:58 PM   1
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Failed my Glucose Tolerance Test


So title pretty much says it all. I took my glucose tolerance test on Monday, and I called for the results today and found out that I failed miserably. My number was a 188. Usually, I believe, it needs to be under a 140. Now, I'm not sure if it had to do with the fact that I was out to eat with family the night before, ate a bunch of carbs, and a piece of pie, but that pie was so not worth it! I have had mixed review of people telling me what I ate the night before shouldn't matter, and then I have had people tell me that it's very possible that it could have skewed my numbers. At my practice, it is mandatory to take the GTT, whether you are high risk or not. When I discussed this with my doctor, he assured me that I was not high risk, but every pregnant woman at the practice is made to do it. So I pretty much thought I was in the clear. I guess not. Now I have to schedule my 3 hour appointment. I feel like a failure, like I did something wrong. At first I was told baby will be underweight due to low PAPP-A, and now I'm told that if I have GD, he'll be overweight. Is there seriously no happy medium? I'm hoping that it's a fluke and that I won't have GD, but I'm so frightened that I will. I've heard that some people fail the first one, and then they pass the second, but with a 188, I really don't see how that would be possible. I really need him to stay right where he is, at least until 37+2, after that, he can make his grand entrance!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 20:22 PM   2
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I just found out I failed mine Tuesday so I know how you feel. Everyone tells me GD isn't my fault, but I feel like it is and we haven't even gotten a confirmation on it yet so I'm a bundle of nerves till Friday when they do the three hour test. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone



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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 20:23 PM   3
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What you ate the night before will have no bearing at all.

Lots of different types of people get it.

It's a pain in the you know what, but manageable.

Won't necessarily mean a large baby.

Lots of ladies dealing with diabetes, all types over in Gestational Complications. Come on over!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 20:34 PM   4
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Hi Pumpkin, I failed my first test, but passed the 2nd one. I think that happens to a lot of women, try to stay positive and good luck!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 20:43 PM   5
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I just found out I failed mine Tuesday so I know how you feel. Everyone tells me GD isn't my fault, but I feel like it is and we haven't even gotten a confirmation on it yet so I'm a bundle of nerves till Friday when they do the three hour test. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone
Thanks hun! Did they tell you your levels or did they just tell you that you failed? I have to check with work to see when I can take off for the test, but I pretty much think with a 188 that it's definite. I guess we will have to figure it out. Good luck on your test! Please keep me updated!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 20:46 PM   6
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What you ate the night before will have no bearing at all.

Lots of different types of people get it.

It's a pain in the you know what, but manageable.

Won't necessarily mean a large baby.

Lots of ladies dealing with diabetes, all types over in Gestational Complications. Come on over!
Thanks Vintage! I'm pretty much thinking that this is a definite if what I ate the night before has no bearing at all. I guess I'll have to figure it out. I have a few friends who had it, and they did say that it kept them from gaining additional bad weight during the end of their pregnancies. lol So I guess it can't be all bad. j/k



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 21:20 PM   7
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Hi, I have GD and I have seen what I eat the day before affects my sugar levels the day after. One day I eat a carb heavy meal and got a very high reading. And when I went back to my sensible GD diet the next day, my numbers were still high. They cam back to normal the following day, i.e. two days after the carb heavy meal.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 21:38 PM   8
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I also failed the one hour test- with a 176 and I *fasted* for it! I ate a normal dinner the night before which had carbs in it and had a nice chunk of brownie for dessert. I wanted to fast for the test and wound up taking it after fasting for a good 12 hours. I completely freaked out when I got my results...how could I pass a three hour test, fasting, and the concentration of glucose is double that as compared to the one hour!

I passed the three hour. I have no idea how and I don't know why I failed the one hour. Once again, I ate a normal meal and had dessert the night before. I felt like crap during the test too. All four numbers revealed were completely normal- I did not fail even one component of the test.

Don't lose hope. You won't know if you have gestational diabetes until after the three hour. Sending good thoughts your way.



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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 21:45 PM   9
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I failed the one hour screening, but passed the three hour test. The one hour one isn't a test for diabetes, its just a screening to see if you need to be tested. Don't worry too much just yet, eat healthy, and take care of yourself until you know more. Good luck!



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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 22:05 PM   10
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They just told me I failed. My Mom says I should have asked for a result because she's seen doctors order a full diabetes screen for people just a few points over. I've seen alot of people come into my parenting class who failed and were upset only to pass the second one. Here's to hoping for good results for both of us.



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