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I had my 1 hour glucose test done and they called me to tell me it was a little high and now I have to do the 3hour one.

I am so worried. :( Anyone ever had the 3 hour done and were fine anyways???

 

Their cut off number is 130 and mine was 149! I hear alot of woman fail the first one, and pass the second. Eventhough I didn't eat anything that morning etc. I don't know.

 

 


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I just did my one hour this morning and am really hoping I passed! I have heard that many women fail the 1 hour but are fine for the 3 hour so I wouldn't overly stress about it. When are you doing the 3 hour?


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I am going to get it done the 19th. My DS has fall break next week and everyone is working so no babysitter. I don't want him to have to sit through 3 hours of boredom. lol


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Well... I failed the 1hour, and then failed the 3hour, and am now monitoring daily and following a diet. Which... I didn't object to the diet as strongly as I objected to the monitoring, lol. But while I'm not coming in with a happy ending story I thought I'd pop in to say.... it's not that bad. Worst case, if you fail: it's not that bad. =) Plus you only have to do it for a little while! =D

 

So relax, do the test, and then do what you gotta go. You'll get through it. There are worse things. =)


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I actually find the diet as more carbs than I am usually drawn to eat.   That was a helpful thing for me to learn.  I have tweaked it since then to get to a point where my blood sugar levels are generally stable, but I have never found a diabetic diet to be restrictive.  If anything, it forces me to eat a lot more than I would if left to my own devices. 

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I actually think the diet is not that bad, from what I read.

Whatever the outcome, I am sure everything will be alright. :)

 


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With DD, I didn't fail the one hour but I guess I was close to the cut-off so I had to do the 3 hour test anyway and it came out fine. I honestly think the glucola drink skews the results a LOT. I was so close to the cut-off with DD, but I passed the one hour with flying colors this time around and I know I haven't been eating nearly as well as I did when I was pregnant with DD. But, it could just be this pregnancy too. Who knows. I think you'll be fine.


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No, the diet's not that ad (sorry...2nd letter of the alpha et is not working on my key oard today).  I've  een following it since June!  I also find that it forces me to eat regular small meals that I pro a ly wouldn't eat otherwise. Never have I felt that I'm not getting enough food on the gd diet.  I do get tired of ALWAYS having to figure out what protein I'm going to eat,  ut I guess that's not such a  ad thing either.  I don't really miss most foods that I can't have...well, except for OJ. I do wish I could have a   ig glass of OJ,   ut other than that I don't feel deprived.  :)

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I honestly think the glucola drink skews the results a LOT.


Ditto that. Now that I'm testing and can see obvious, immediate cause-and-effect results, I'm noticing trends that essentially boil down to: if I eat FOOD, I'm fine. If I eat NOTHING BUT PROCESSED SUGAR, my blood sugar goes crazy. Like the day I had a little handful of candy corn an hour before I was supposed to test. >.>

 

I actually started experimenting once I had my glucometer, to see where my intolerances lay.... I can have a bagel and cream cheese and be fine, fruit and string cheese I'm fine, sugar-free pudding I'm fine... but candy corn? full-sugar latte? regular soda? (I KNEW it wasn't diet when she brought it to me, but she insisted it was.) -- my numbers go crazy. Big surprise the glucola made me look like a raging diabetic. =P


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Yeah, I tested closer to the limit than I wanted, (a 7.1, apparently the cut off is 7.8), and I think it's all because of the stupid drink. I was told to eat beforehand, so I made sure I did. And I actually ate more than I normally did, and yes, some of it was crappy white processed bread. Which obviously noy body can handle-- but then you throw the drink in there on top of the normal diet... and it doesn't look so good. But at least I'm confident now that a normal meal (even a not great one) is fine for ym blood sugar. 


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I was one point from failing too...the cut off is 130 and I was 129...my OB said, "I'm so glad you passed, because 130 is a stupid cut off and you probably would pass the 3hr too" then he went on to say how I was smart to skip the first glucose test (I was supposed to take one at 18wks and one at 28wks)....in fact, he said since they have lowered the numbers all he has seen is more people fail the one hour but the same amount of people fail the 3hr and just as many people pass everything and still end up having GD.

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I failed (1st time) the 1 hr by 1 point.  I had not eaten anything-- fasted.  People have since told me I probably got a spike due to not eating, then drinking that crazy drink.

 

I passed the 2nd, though, with no problem.  


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I haven't heard back yet, so I'm hoping that means I passed. My OB let me do jelly beans instead of glucola and I didn't fast. Hopefully that means it was a little close to "normal" -- although I never eat that much sugar at one time! I'm pretty sensitive to sugar, so I only have it in small amounts normally. Even 18 jelly beans made me feel sick.

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Phew, I passed! Good luck with your 3 hours, EuroMama! Fingers crossed for you.
 

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I haven't heard back yet, so I'm hoping that means I passed. My OB let me do jelly beans instead of glucola and I didn't fast. Hopefully that means it was a little close to "normal" -- although I never eat that much sugar at one time! I'm pretty sensitive to sugar, so I only have it in small amounts normally. Even 18 jelly beans made me feel sick.


 

You got to eat jelly beans?!?! That's awesome!! I was thinking how great it would have been to just have a pice of cake.
 

 


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I had to take the 3 hr this time, and I passed.. what is the diet you have to follow if you fail?


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My midwife just had me eat a big meal full of carbs and sugar an hour before my appointment. I went to IHOP with a friend and had 4 New York cheesecake pancakes covered in strawberry compote and a large glass of chocolate milk. No glucola drink for me this time! I was pretty thrilled.


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Your tests sound awesome!   I did the glucola drink and as always, it makes me feel pukey for the rest of the day.  This time, I ate some scrambled eggs for protein before going in for the test, hoped it would help with the queasy feeling, but no luck.  

 

 

I cheated a bit on my test   redface.gif   and slipped into the bathroom twice to burn off some sugar -- I did a lot marching and pumped my arms.  I did squats and lunges and push ups against the wall.  I was only in there for 3 or 5 minutes -- just enough to get my heart rate up.  I probably went a bit overboard and passed the test with a 93. 

 

 

During my last pregnancy, I failed the test by 2 points and was stuck monitoring for the rest of the pregnancy.  My blood sugar never, ever spiked again, but then I don't normally eat a lot of sugar.  The practice I was with made a big deal about the failed test and pushed hard for induction due to the risk of a diabetic-induced large baby.  It was such a hassle.  Of course, I delivered a very normal 7 pound baby naturally with no problems.  

 

Anyway, I was determined to pass it this time! 


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I did the one hour screen yesterday... and failed! Bummer! My OB had me do fasting, then allowed me to eat gummy bears (50 g carbs) instead of glucola and then did 1 hr after eating them. Fasting was 74 and 1 hr was 147. I'm so bummed b/c I am supposed to transfer to the midwives next week... Do you think that they will still take me? also, I didn't drink glucola b/c I still have hyperemesis. There is no way that I could drink 100 g of glucola and sit in the lab waiting room for 3 hrs! The gummy bears on an empty stomach was bad enough. I think the glucola would make me throw up. Sigh. Maybe if they gave me a bed in a private room I could handle it. I dunno. Hoping the midwives will be more lenient.

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I did the 3 hour one on wednesday and yesterday they called to let me know I PASSED!!! PHEWWWWWWW!


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Forgot we had this thread and already post this elsewhere, but I passed! Yay!

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Warning, I'm gonna get all preachy here, lol!  Pregnancy #1 I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour.  Pregnancy #2 I passed the 1 hour.  With this pregnancy I had to see an OB while I was on an extended trip and when she heard about my big babies (8 14 and 9 1) and modest weight gain (just over 20lbs both times) and the fact that I had failed my first 1hr she suggested that I might actually have had GD, even though I "passed" the test.  I decided to go on a GD diet anyway, this was back in July, and it really has made a huge difference.  Plus, sure enough, I massively failed my 1hour (over 180!!!) so I opted to skip the 3hr and just started monitoring and being even stricter with the GD diet.  Healthwise it has done wonders for me.  I'm eating a ton of healthy food, keeping not only my weight down but the baby's as well--this is the first time in 3 pregnancies that baby is measuring on date, not at least 2-3 weeks too large.  After asking around (my sis is a maternal fetal and my husband works with mainstream docs) I found out that the medical community believes that GD is widely under diagnosed--most docs quoted by at least 25% or so, but that the infrastructure is not set up to handle that sort of increase in load.  YIKES!  So...it's really up to us to eat better and educate ourselves, especially if we are "boarderline" on our tests. 

 

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I've had gd with all three of my pregnancies, and so, for this one, I just automatically put myself on the diet early on.  To get the insurance referral, though, they told me I had to take the test (they wouldn't accept a detailed log of elevated numbers), but I PASSED the 1-hr.!--even though my numbers on my log were clearly above range even while following the diet.  Luckily I threw a big enough fit at that point that they gave me a referral without the 3-hr., and I was able to get on medication to control my fasting numbers (which I cannot control with diet alone), but clearly I'm a case of someone who has gd but wouldn't have been diagnosed if I hadn't forced the issue myself.

 

And I have to say...the diet is currently protecting me against the abundance of unhealthy Halloween treats that are still lurking all over my house!
 

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Warning, I'm gonna get all preachy here, lol!  Pregnancy #1 I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour.  Pregnancy #2 I passed the 1 hour.  With this pregnancy I had to see an OB while I was on an extended trip and when she heard about my big babies (8 14 and 9 1) and modest weight gain (just over 20lbs both times) and the fact that I had failed my first 1hr she suggested that I might actually have had GD, even though I "passed" the test.  I decided to go on a GD diet anyway, this was back in July, and it really has made a huge difference.  Plus, sure enough, I massively failed my 1hour (over 180!!!) so I opted to skip the 3hr and just started monitoring and being even stricter with the GD diet.  Healthwise it has done wonders for me.  I'm eating a ton of healthy food, keeping not only my weight down but the baby's as well--this is the first time in 3 pregnancies that baby is measuring on date, not at least 2-3 weeks too large.  After asking around (my sis is a maternal fetal and my husband works with mainstream docs) I found out that the medical community believes that GD is widely under diagnosed--most docs quoted by at least 25% or so, but that the infrastructure is not set up to handle that sort of increase in load.  YIKES!  So...it's really up to us to eat better and educate ourselves, especially if we are "boarderline" on our tests. 

 

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I've had gd with all three of my pregnancies, and so, for this one, I just automatically put myself on the diet early on.  To get the insurance referral, though, they told me I had to take the test (they wouldn't accept a detailed log of elevated numbers), but I PASSED the 1-hr.!--even though my numbers on my log were clearly above range even while following the diet.  Luckily I threw a big enough fit at that point that they gave me a referral without the 3-hr., and I was able to get on medication to control my fasting numbers (which I cannot control with diet alone), but clearly I'm a case of someone who has gd but wouldn't have been diagnosed if I hadn't forced the issue myself.

 

And I have to say...the diet is currently protecting me against the abundance of unhealthy Halloween treats that are still lurking all over my house!

 

Same here!  It's been a lot easier to deal with all the goodies this time around because I've been on this "diet" for 4 months now.  As far as insurance, I declined the 3hr because I ended up in the ER in early September with what may have been a low BP/low glucose drop while I was on a long-haul flight home from Hawaii.  It left me with a temporary (we hope) blind spot in one eye and a bunch of docs and specialists in a mini panic.  My OB had no problem justifying to the insurance companies that she wanted to avoid the possibility that a 12hr fast followed by a massive glucose shock to my system lest it set me off again, lol.
 



 



 

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