I had gestational diabetes with DS, and then developed prediabetes afterwards.
I have been taking metforming for a few years for the prediabetes, and so when I got pregnant this time I assumed I'd end up with gestational diabetes again. And, sure enough, I flunked the fasting glucose test at 28 weeks. But then I passed the 3-hour!
So I thought I was being spared.
Not so much.
I never thought to call my endocrinologist because I saw him before I knew I was pregnant (another story) and everything was fine, and my OB never questioned my taking the metformin during the pregnancy. I finally went for my twice-yearly appt with the endo last week and lo and behold metformin is not approved for pregnancy in the US! (It is everywhere else.)
SO, he took me off it and gave me a glucose meter to start testing every day. He wrote me the wrong lancet presciption so it took me a week to get THAT sorted out and just finally got everything filled last night and tested this morning:
Result - 126. Supposed to be under 100.
So I freak out and cry, but then I remember that I'd gotten up in the middle of the night and drank some diluted apple juice, which probably threw it off.
Anyway, anyone else out there going through this glucose testing routine? Would love to get some mutual support going.