Bummer of a day! I didn't pass my glucose tolerance screening test for gestational diabetes and so I had to take the three hour test. My score on the 1-hour test was 160 and the cutoff is 130. My midwife said anything above 190 is a major red flag for her, and even 160 is suspicious.
My gut feeling is that I'm not eating enough protein. Whether or not I actually have gestational diabetes is another issue. My midwife said that anecdotally she notices many vegetarian patients failing the 1 hour screen then being fine for the 3 hour screen. She said overall another test they gave me showed that my blood sugar had been unstable or too high (not sure which) over the past 6 weeks and this indicates more need to eat protein with every carb.
Anyway, for my GD test -- it was hard to make time for it in my work schedule and I had to get up at 5 am this morning to get to LabCorp. Then, halfway through the test (after the 2nd blood draw), I threw up the yucky orange sugar drink! I ran outside to throw up since someone was in the (gross) bathroom at LabCorp. So the technicians didn't know, and I didn't tell them, thinking they'd just declare the test invalid and send me home. I finished the test and then talked to my midwife. She said I will need to take it again next week because she'll only have 2 out of 4 blood draws to go by.
Then I felt woozy and tired all day and work. And to cap it off, I just threw up -- again! At work! Lost my whole lunch. Yuck yuck yuck. Sorry for the TMI. I am just really bummed. I need to make time in my schedule next week for this test, and then it might make me throw up again anyway, and then it might make me feel sick for the whole rest of the day. And if I do have GD, what could be worse for me than once again downing the sugar bomb glucose drink?