I am also on GD testing merry go round. Just did my 1 hr yesterday & got a 170. There have been some great links posted recently on this, I got alot out of the GD info on www.plus-size-pregnancy.org.
We went ahead with the screen bcz I spilled ketones in my urine last mo, which can indicate insulin resistance. We really think I just hadn't eaten enough that day.
Luckily my MW is very wait & see about what these test results mean. We will do the 3 hr test and see. The 170 reading was also from a finger stick, we'll see what the actual blood draw comes back as. There's alot of controversy about the screens & whether the results are correlated to maternal-fetal outcomes, and whether the treatments improve outcomes. Personally I think the need to screen all women is driven by the obstetrical paranoia of large babies.
The good news that is coming out of this for me is that I am even more motivated to keep eating better & better & keep cutting out the sweets ( which I kept saying I was doing, but well, you know...) and also I am going to have to boost my exercise, it helps so much to use up any excess glucose in the blood stream. We are also considering using a glucose monitor @ home. Even though I'm not so gung ho about all the little finger sticks, I think I'd rather monitor myself & have some real info to go by than just let the tests tell us. The tests don't seem to reflect real eating & real life very well to me. I mean I could flunk the test, but eat right & never have an issue. Does anyone have a recommendation for a home testing set up?
Also does anyone have a link to a easy to understand "diabetic food Plan"?