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Old 08-30-2004, 06:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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[I PASSED THE 3 HOUR TEST]

Well, the subject says it all, I suppose. I failed my 1 hour test, so I have to take the 3 hour test. I know most people who fail the 1 hour do fine on the 3 hour, but what a hassle. I have to fast for 10-12 hours, then do the test for 3 hours- so that is 13-15 hours without eating. Hello- I'm pregnant- how am I supposed to survive that!?!

Okay, enough moaning. I know if I have gestational diabetes it would be a good thing to know, but what a PITA!

Oh, I guess anything above a 140 is failing, and I got a 145.

Anyone else?
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They're making you do the 3-hour with a 145??? I got a 140, and my doc didn't bat an eye.

Well, actually, they were supposed to either call me (failing) or send a letter (passing) and after three weeks of neither, I called to find out my score. They told me, and said that I might have to come in to do the 3-hour, but it would depend on my doc, who was on vacation, and I had to call back in two days to see what he wanted to do. Well, I decided that since I didn't have any other risk factors, and technically 140 is still passing, I wasn't going to call back. A week later I went to my appointment, and just hoped my ob wouldn't bring it up, which he didn't. I guess I'm kind of passive agressive that way.

That really is a PITA that you have to do the 3-hour! I know some ladies around here get their docs to agree to testing their blood sugar a few times throughout the day with regular eating for a week or so....maybe someone with experience will post about doing that.

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I had to do the 3 hour both times and was fine with the 2nd test.SUCKS to sit there and waste all that time though! I don't remember my score,I don't even know of they told me
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My advice to you when you do the 3 hour is Don't just sit there...walk around as much as possible, because often a high test is due to sitting around for an hour, which how much of that do we really do??

I had a reading of 130 with Eli and the state of CA required me to be tested on the 3 hour test...How stupid was that? Anyway..I walked and read and sat and walked on the 3 hour and passed with flying colors.

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My OB is on vacation this week, so I can't actually talk to her, unfortunately. Luckily, I work on the same campus as the lab, so I can, in theory, come back and work between the hourly blood draws, though they warned me I might not feel like it.

Thanks for the walking around advice- it is about a 5+ minute walk from my desk to the lab, which will probably help. Sadly, I do a lot of just sitting, since my work is computer based.

I'm thinking I might just go ahead and do it tomorrow morning, just to get it over with. Wednesday and Thursday won't work, and I don't work on Friday, so I'd rather do it while I'm here...
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I just had mine done today(the one hour test) and hope to God I pass it!!! I passed all my others.
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Well, I failed my 1 hr. at 176 and my dr said he wasn't going to put me through the 3 hr. I did fine with my 3 hr when I was pregnant with my twins. He just told me to watch my sugars, breads and carbs.
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Well, I'm in the midst of doing it right now. Yuck! Of course, I'm blatantly disregarding the instructions by leaving the building, but I wasn't just going to sit there for three hours without any work to do. So I came back to my desk to get some work (so I won't feel like I have to take the time off- I'm an exempt employee anyhow).

I wasn't too worried about the 3 hour, but when I read the symptoms I get paranoid. Of course, I'm pregnant- I should be thirsty and have to urinate more then usual...

I'm most annoyed that it took close to 30 minutes to actually get the drink from the time I got to the lab. That means I can't eat anything until it is almost noon! Yikes! Torture for a pg woman!
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I'm most annoyed that it took close to 30 minutes to actually get the drink from the time I got to the lab. That means I can't eat anything until it is almost noon! Yikes! Torture for a pg woman!
That's yucky! Poor mama! You'd better treat yourself to a fabulous lunch!
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This is making me so happy that I'm choosing not to do any glucose testing this pregnancy. I have no history of problems, plus I'm not sure if I believe that pregnancy induced diabetes really exists.. Good luck though!!
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I had a 168 and have to go next week for another finger prick, but no 3 hour test. From everything I've read about having it done, the only factor for me is b/c I had big babies. If I had no factors I think I'd just pass on the test.

Guess I won't have brownies for breakfast the day of my next test. *grin*
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Well, I'm done. It wasn't too bad, and I'm not as starving as I thought I'd be. I guess that bottle of glucola probably has a lot of calories in it, lol.

So when I went for the 1 hour draw, that person asked if I'd been told not to move around too much, because they didn't want me to burn up the sugar. I just said that the card said no strenuous exercise. I didn't mention that I'd walked basically 2 blocks to my building and back. I guess that increases my chances of passing the test.

I did manage to get a few good recipies from Better Homes and Gardens while I was sitting there....
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I just called and got the results that all the tests came back negative. No big surprise, but I'm glad that it is over with.
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wahoo!

glad to hear it!

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