I have my 24 week appointment early next week, and I know that my MW is likely to bring up scheduling a GTT.
I don't want it.
I was diagnosed with GD during my second pregnancy after being only one point off. The drink made me throw up and remain nauseated for the rest of the day. I was assigned a dietician and diabetic counselor and given a glucose monitor.
My blood never tested high. My baby was under 8 lbs. Yet because of the diagnosis, I was congratulated for having managed my GD so brilliantly even after trying to explain that I hadn't done ANYTHING.
It was a very frustrating experience.
So, with my third, I just told the doc everything, the drink made me vomit, I never had to change my eating, no complications with the baby, and I didn't want to go through that again. She said fine, I should just test my sugar levels and keep track, just in case.
Except, what I didn't realize was that she diagnosed me as having GD. Which I found out during labor when the nurses started asking me questions about my glucose levels, and mentioning the extra things they would need to do with dd after she was born.
Ugh.avoid the nonsense.
So here I am, really wanting to avoid the nonsense. I figure that even if I manage to keep the drink down, I may still test "high" and get diagnosed unnecessarily. My favorite would be to just avoid the whole dang thing since I am already supposed to have monthly u/s screenings and NSTs once I hit 30 weeks. Those would show many of the same things that they look for in a mother with GD, I believe.