Just found out I failed my glucose test :( - Page 2
The number is not bad or good because you had juice before drinking straight glucose. Its not really an accurate measure of your sugar stability.
The 3 hour test is torture. (at least for me) I'd try to avoid if you can.
Did you ever fail yours? Is there anything I can do so I'll pass the 3-hr one?
I would think juice, especially if you did the test in the morning, might not be accurate. The test is a screen, and our local labs say to eat a regular diet, no fasting. But I didn't drink juice that day at all. For the 3 hr test, it says to fast and eat a certain diet.
Before my 1 hour with my first son I had cereal with milk. Failed the 1-hour by about 5 points, passed the 3 hour (fasting) with flying colors.
With my second son, I drank juice instead of glucola. Sugar quantity was the same, but I figure since I never ever drink soda, this would be a more accurate measurement of how my body processes the sugars it actually consumes, as opposed to sugar in a form it would never come in contact with. My midwife agreed. I passed that test.
This time, my midwives (different group, since I've moved) also allowed a meal-based 1 hour glucose test. I just took that on Wednesday, so I don't know if I passed or not yet. But, all I had for breakfast before that was eggs.
Honestly, I'd ask for a redo on the 1 hour test before taking the 3 hour. Just read the label on the juice you drank... you're supposed to have 50g sugar for the 1 hour test. How much extra did you get from the juice alone, nevermind the pizza?
Also, only eat protein before the test. It helps stabilize your blood sugar. In general, it's a good idea to eat protein before overindulging on carbs anyway.
i just had my second test yesterday.. man that stuff tastes horrific! but hopefully we'll both get good results. good luck!
Thanks for all of the advice, ladies! So you think I should only drink water and eat protein in the days leading up to the 3 hr test?
i don't know if eating just protein is a good idea.. but eating a higher-protein, low-glycemic meal the evening before is probably a good idea.. you won't spike your insulin, which can cause glycemic volatility overnight and may affect the results.
i've tested my blood sugar before and the only meal that ever affects my fasting glucose is the evening meal.. the test is done after fasting for 8+ hours, and any meal i have just before that (so maybe 12 hours before the test) affects my overnight sugars. anything before that doesn't matter one bit. and with other people i know, nothing they eat the night before makes any difference whatsoever, it's an individual thing.
And no, the 160's is not that high, especially if you had carbs before the test. Add that meal to the 50gr of pure sugar they gave you for the test and if your body is not used to that kink of sugar load it will take some time to break it all down.
I agree with the PP who said you should ask to re-take the 1 hour test. The 3 hour is a gigantic pain in the neck.
Thanks Stayathomemommy- do you think because I had pizza and juice before the 1-hr test it could have affected the results?
Like PP have said, it's a screening tool, and it's meant to cast a wide net so as not to miss the women who actually have gestational diabetes.
I failed my one hour when pregnant with my daughter. I got a 179 (high!). I had eaten a peanut butter sandwich less than an hour before the test (protein, but plenty of "sugars" in both the bread and the peanut butter). I passed the three hour (which is fasting), and none of my values were out of range.
I just passed my one hour with this pregnancy this past week with no problem.. I ate a breakfast of scrambled eggs and turkey sausage about an hour and a half before drinking the glucola, so no sugar, but plenty of protein.
I just got my results of the 1 hr, I passed with a 64.
I had my normal breakfast of three scrambled eggs and a piece of cheese, then drank the stuff an hour later, then walked to the clinic (ten min walk). I was thinking the walk might have been good to help process the sugar, but it was a normal amount of exersize for me to randomly get.