I'd like to do my 24-28 week sugar testing with a meter rather than the typical 1 hr glucose screen. Is there any reason not to do this? I failed the 1 hr screen in my previous pregnancy (3 hr GTT was ok) and found it to be rather stressful. If this works just as well, I find it preferable. Not to mention I'd be testing with food that I actually eat.
The second part is how to pay for all the equipment. Test strips are expensive, while the standard screen and GTT are free. I'll check with my insurance company. I should ask if and how they cover diabetic supplies, right? I'm not sure if they'll go it without a diagnosis. How many test strips would I need?