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Blood glucose monitoring instead of 3 hr test--anyone done it?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I just wrapped up a week+ of blood glucose monitoring since I failed my 1 hour GTT. Anyone have experience with what their providers looked for in the results? I checked against the max levels for folks diagnosed with GD, and I had a few that exceeded them. Am I in for a GD diagnosis?  

post #2 of 6

I have been doing this the past week too after failing the 1 hour and not wanting to do the 3 hour.  

 

I haven't met with my ob to review my numbers yet but she had tentatively said something like:

 

fasting under 95

one hour post prandial  140

two hours post prandial 120

 

So far, my numbers have been pretty far below this so I think I am off the hook, thankfully.

 

If you want to avoid the diagnosis, maybe try looking up a good GD diet (if you haven't already) and following it to get your numbers down.  Apparently three key things are a high protein / low carb breakfast, walking after dinner and having a protein snack late at night.

 

Good luck!

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Oh, I'm not looking to "trick" the test. If I have, GD, I want to KNOW I have GD. I promised my OB I would do the monitoring straight up and not try to manipulate the results since she would rather I have done the 3 hr test. 

 

Most of my numbers were well below those you have above, but I definitely had some that were (a lot) higher, both fasting and post prandial. I can tell you, though, exactly what skewed the numbers in pretty much every instance. 

 

I was just curious against what my OB will evaluate my results....and if it's those numbers, I guess I'll be getting a one way ticket to the GD clinic! 

 

Thanks!!

post #4 of 6

Yes, I agree it's not good to "trick the test."  It is a serious condition that you want to know about!   I just mean you may have the option of managing it on your own by diet while monitoring it throughout your pregnancy.  The GD clinic will most likely have you monitor it with diet anyway and you only need insulin if it's really out of control - which you would know if continue regular monitoring with your OB.  Some people like to manage it on their own to avoid the interventions that can come along with a GD diagnosis.  Either way, good luck!

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Had my OB appointment today, and we reviewed my glucose numbers. The conversation I had hoped for is the one that occurred!!!  Basically, she said that all they'd do at the GD clinic is have me change my diet and continue monitoring. Since most of my numbers were low to average, I am fine and just need to keep tabs on fasting and breakfast. And not even every day. Just check in. As long as they don't start getting higher and I can keep them in line with food choice, we keep on keeping on!!  I am so relieved. 

post #6 of 6

It's so nice to hear about OBs who use some common sense in their practice!

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