Gestaional diabetes?

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  1. babyfish2012

    babyfish2012 Mommy of 1 TTC #2

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    I had a Glucose 1hr lab done yesterday. Today i got a call of my result saying my glucose levels are elevated (i don't know how much) but now i have to go in and have It redone but this time i get the 3-4hour one. Has any one had this happen and what was the results?
     
  2. HHenderson

    HHenderson Princess' X2 Oh NO!

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    BUMP! Im scared I just had mine today, I would like to see answers to this.
     
  3. Amberyll23

    Amberyll23 Grace and Hayleigh's Mom!

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    There is still a chance you will pass the 3 hour test even though you failed the 1 hour. For the 3 hour test, they will have you fast and then you will drink a larger sugary drink and have your blood tested over the next 3 hours. If you pass 2 out of 3 (or all 3), you won't be diagnosed with GD. If you fail 2 out of 3 or more, you will be diagnosed with GD and will have to see a dietician, possibly a ob specialist to monitor your sugars throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. They will probably first try to get you to manage your sugars through diet alone, but if that does not work, they will put you on medication and/or insulin to take as needed.

    Once your baby is born, they will test both of you for any sugar issues. In most cases, you will both be fine. There is a small chance, however, that you may end up getting Type II diabetes, but most women are fine. There is also an elevated chance that you can develop GD with future pregnancies.

    The main thing to remember is that there is NOTHING that you can do wrong to cause GD. ANY woman can get it. You could be a marathon runner with the healthiest diet in the world and the most in-shape body and still get GD. It happens, and if you get it, it is not your fault. The worst thing to do, however, is to not take care of yourself and follow the dietician/doctor's orders and follow the diet and take any meds/insulin. Failure to do so can harm both you and your baby.

    I had GD with my last pregnancy, it was diagnosed very early, and I was on insulin for most of the pregnancy. I followed the GD diet and doctor's instructions to the letter and had a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My sugars reset after her birth. I was also fortunate in that I did not develop GD with this pregnancy.

    Best of luck to you and I hope you pass your 3 hour! :flower:
     
  4. Kendrahol

    Kendrahol New Member

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    I had both the one hr and 3 hr. I failed the 1 hr by like 2 points and then when I took the 3 hr my results were normal. I guess it depends on how high the 1st one was since mine was only up by like 2 points my midwife said she thought I would pass my 3 hr one which I did... However now I have too much amnionic fluid so I have to take the 1 hr again... so weird.
     
  5. babyfish2012

    babyfish2012 Mommy of 1 TTC #2

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    I have hypoglicemia so i'm really worried about this.
     

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