Gestational Diabetes

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Registered: 07-02-2013
Gestational Diabetes
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 10:51am

So, I was just told my blood sugar was slightly elevated on the 1 hour glucose tolerance test, and I have to go back for the 3 hour test.  I'm not sure of how much I failed by...but I've been thirsty this whole pregnancy just about and feel that maybe I had diabetes this whole time?  I bought one of those blood glucose testers and my fasting level was 67 this morning, and it was 91 about 50 minutes after eating.  I have tested my blood sugar before because of me being thirsty ALL the time about a month ago.  I've never seen a reading above a 90 and I've tested at all times after meals, even after I drank a bunch of sugar to simulate the test...and an hour later my level was 85 or something.  I tested about 8 times total last month.  Does anyone have any experience with this?  Do you think I have diabetes?

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Registered: 03-29-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 11:42am

First off- HUGS to you!  I went through something similar and I know how stressful it was.  I failed my first GD test but passed the second.  I still watched my diet fairly closely because if I didn't, I felt pretty crummy.  Hopefully if you do end up with GD, you will be able to control it with diet alone.  Hang in there and let us know what you find out! 

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Registered: 07-02-2013
Sat, 07-06-2013 - 8:28am

Thank you!  Yeah, it's been a bit of stressful pregnancy all together unfortunately.  I really appreciate your kind words :)  I hope to pass the three hour on Tuesday....fingers crossed!   Is there anything special you did the days leading up to the three hour test?  I was just told no eating after midnight but nothing else.  My appointment is at 9, so won't be able to eat till after 12, I hear getting through the test is tough in general.  Oh fun, lol.  Thank you again for your response :) :) :)

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 07-17-2013 - 1:07pm

Hi there,

Checking in on you!  How did your test go on Tuesday?  Did you find out any new information?

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Registered: 07-02-2013
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 9:14pm

You are so sweet for asking!  I passed!  Huge relief!  But, of course in pregnancy there's always something to worry about, my baby is measuring small 8 days behind, so I have to check on growth again in 5 weeks. 

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 1:52pm

I'm so happy for you- I know you were worried!  I think it is fairly common for measurements to be off a bit.  Hang in there and try not to stress too much!

Also- when are you due?  Have you checked out any of our Expecting Club boards yet?  They are a great place to find friendship and support from other ladies expecting in the same month as you!  I hope you'll consider joining us over there. :)

Here's a link to the Expecting Club board listings.  You should be able to find your due date month there!

Expecting Clubs- http://www.ivillage.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/expecting-clubs

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Registered: 07-02-2013
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 12:08pm

I'm due in a little over a month!  Went for another measurement at the end of August, and everything seems to be going well.  My doc isn't worried, so that's great!  Thanks so much for being so sweet.  I'm about to check out the boards now!