Expired test strips are not reliable. I wouldn't read to much into that number. I have experimented with test strips that were only a month expired and the numbers were was off from the non-expired test strips. If you are concerned the best thing to do is to get some new test strips.
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Hey everyone...my parents were here and I used my dad's new meter and we confirmed the meter I was using before and the strips were bad. I finally have a doc I like and she's not forcing me into testing early, I think I'll just take it at the normal time. Which is great, because I've been nauseous again at 19 weeks, dunno why!
She did say they will have me see a dietician if I am diagnosed with GD. Can you ladies who have been through that let me know what that might be like? As a plus sized person, have you been treated well by dieticians? I eat pretty well, and I would hate to have someone doubt that I am being truthful!
I'm in the same boat. I know what I NEED to eat and I definitely get all my food groups in. I just eat a lot of the things that are good for me and add a lot of bad things (butter, fats, salt) to the good things- and I was really overdoing the carbs for my body type. So I wouldn't say I learned a whole lot but it was helpful in answering a couple of questions I had and in spending some time really thinking about what I was eating and being honest with myself about it.
I am going to take my 1 hour test this weekend. I'm nervous and trying to not think about it too much. As I'm a teacher and it's the weekend before the last week of school, I am worried stress will skew the results. But hopefully whatever the outcome, things will work out. My real fear is having to take the 3 hour test, I just think I will get really ill.
I just had mine this week, and it wasn't as bad as I was fearing. The glucola wasn't toooo terrible (I had clear lemon/lime) and I didn't get sick from it or get a headache. And I passed! Of course, now I'm worried that the test was too early and I'll still get GD and won't know it. It doesn't help that the midwife said I was measuring 2-3 weeks ahead.
I will disclaim this by saying that I don't know a lot about this, but when is the 3-hour test scheduled? Would they let you use a glucometer at home instead with your regular meals so you don't have to do the glucola or the 3-hour fast? I have to say that 106 degree heat combined with taking in a bunch of sugar and then not eating for 3 hours does seem like a recipe for feeling pretty crappy.
Hey, boots... just thought I'd see if things had gotten better for you.
Thanks for checking. Actually, I amazingly passed my 3 hour test. It was a bad experience, though. About 1 hour after drinking the glucola I was shaking and sweating something awful, almost passed out, had to lie down and was out of it for awhile. My 1 hour draw was over 200, but it was the only elevated number. However, because of my family history and the fact I know I do not tolerate sugar well, I'm trying to watch my carb intake. I kind of wish I had a working meter anyway, I suppose my OB or GP might give me one. But I am just glad I am not going to be subjected to the "routine" interventions or precautions of GD. It sure has a been a lot of anxiety over this...
I would totally refuse to take the 3 hour test if I ever get pregnant again or a doctor ever recommends it otherwise. There has just GOT to be a better/safer/healthier option.