So I had my GD test today- I opted for the alternative which was a carb-heavy breakfast. Here's some background info about me:
This is my second pregnancy- had no GD with first pregnancy at age 24. I do have a family history of diabetes, and I know this is one of the "risk factors".
I'm 26 now (weird that 25 is the cutoff for being more "at risk" for GD during pregnancy- seems young!) and had this weird feeling during this pregnancy that I'd fail my GD test. I have no idea why, it was just an instinctual thing. I have spilled glucose in my urine at my 4 month appt and 6 month appt (it was trace at 6 months but significant at 4). MW was never concerned since we reviewed my diet and feel that I eat very healthy. (vegetarian and I restrict my sugar intake- though I do eat a good amount of carbs)
My weight gain has been right on track- I'm up 16lbs from pre-pregnancy weight and I'm 28 weeks pg today.
Baby measured ~11 days ahead according to 20-week u/s (DS1 was 7lb 9oz at birth, I don't seem to have big babies, DH and I are average height and weight) which I was surprised by, but I've measured a bit small- today (28weeks) I measured 26cm.
So, for the alternative test I was instructed to eat a carb-heavy breakfast (like pancakes) with OJ. Due to some restaurant circumstances I ate a cinnamon roll and bagel with cream cheese, ~16oz of OJ (wow.) I walked ~15 mins back to MW office, and my glucose was tested at 2hours. I felt awful about an hour after eating- pulse felt strong but not fast, and just felt yucky. Like I said, I don't ever eat super-carb heavy meals and don't eat dessert often (and only a bit if I do).
My 2 hr reading was 144- apparently 140 is borderline. So it wasn't super high, but enough that she wants me to do the 3-hour GTT next week.
I am a little concerned, mostly I wanted a smooth, problem-free pregnancy (don't we all?) But she said that only 15% of women go on to fail the 3-hr test. She is not concerned since she says I "don't look like a GD mom" (maybe because I'm carrying fairly small?) but I still have a lingering fear.
I don't want to google anything, but I know there are some other mamas who have GD so perhaps you could help me understand what a failed GTT would mean? I just want to be prepared before I test so I'm not caught off guard if I fail. I've done some research in the past about it, just because I'm pregnant and I also knew other moms who've had it.
If you have thoughts about the alternative test I did, I'd love to hear those as well. I don't know how what I ate could have affected my reading, so I'd love to learn more about that.