Just starting one because I know most folks are beginning to be tested.
I can start it out with good news-- hopefully that will encourage you!
My (HB) MWs are very informed-consent about GD testing and very neutral. I didn't get a vibe that they didn't take it seriously or that people shouldn't bother being tested, but OTOH, they clearly feel it is overdiagnosed and definitely implied the test was skippable if your diet was already basically the "GD diet" (as it is for a lot of their crunchy clients, LOL) and you didn't have any other risk factors. They did discuss the complications and issues, though.
I went ahead and did it last week (1 hour, non-fasting GTT) because my mother and one of her sisters were both diagnosed with it, and my mother suspects her mother might have had it, b/c she had "big babies" (4 of 5 were 9.5-10.5 lbs).
I didn't feel that any of those things were proof positive of a high risk on my part (or even that they definitely had GD-- my brother, the "GD pregnancy," weighed 7 lbs 2 oz at term, FWIW). But I did feel I had risk factors, and that my diet wasn't as fantastic as most of my MWs clientele, so I went ahead and had it done. I was very anxious about it for a couple of weeks, because I have a lot of psychological issues around dietary "restrictions"-- basically, an eating disorder that tends to be triggered by restrictive behavior and thinking. So... I wasn't looking forward to any sort of strict diet.
HCPs vary pretty widely in what they consider a "passing" score-- from as low as <125 to as high as <145. Amazingly, my (non-fasting!) score was 85.
Here's hoping that the same holds true for you if you choose to be tested!
So, are you planning on being tested? Thoughts? Worries? Share here!