Bummer...I failed my 1 Hour GTT
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|Thu, 05-20-2010 - 3:35pm|
Well, I got my official notification this afternoon that I failed my 1-hour glucose tolerance test. ugh.
Not really a surprise, but was so hoping to have passed.
I didn't just "barely" fail it...I outright flunked it!
The standard cut-off for the 1-hour test is 140, but most OB offices go with 130 b/c it catches more borderline gestational diabetics.
My score... a whopping 176! Double ugh!
So here's the plan...starting today, I need to monitor my blood sugars 5X a day and begin my gestational daibetes diet. (Believe me, after having gone thru this twice I know the drill!)
I am going back in 1 week from today for a follow-up 1-hour glucose check while being on the diet...and exercising...and drinking plenty of fluids...
If I still do poorly than it will be up to my health insurance as to whether or not I have to do the 3-hour test or if due to my previous history, we can just call me gestational diabetic.
OH...and now I'm anemic too! Good grief!!!