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Old 11-27-2008, 02:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am wondering if it matters what wk you get the glucose test done. in terms of how far along u are. I was suppose to get it done on tuesday the 18th but hubby was stuck in traffic. so i called and they said i could come in anytime. so i called yesterday and they proceed to tell me that my lab slip was pulled and i needed to call my practioner. so i go on the 2nd for a reg visit with midwife and am thinking just get it done after that appt that day. does it matter that i will be further along then i was on the 18th?

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I think it's typically done between the 24th and 28th weeks (but that might vary from practice to practice).

I wouldn't worry about it too much honestly, unless you are concerned you're likely at risk.

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I was wondering the same thing! I was supposed to go in last week at 28 weeks but now there is no way i could go in untill 30 weeks!
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I don't think it's as vital in terms of catching it at a certain stage, as like the nuchal fold test or something (which becomes less accurate past a certain time). I think it's just a recommendation. I know some people have it done earlier if they are more at risk, etc.

I'd just get it whenever you can. If your midwife/OB is fine with the timing, then I wouldn't worry about it.

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I was told they like to do it between 24-28 weeks. I had mine done at 30 weeks. No problem. I would think the only problem doing it late is if you test positive, which means a few extra weeks with your blood sugar unmonitored and uncontrolled.
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Insulin resistance in pregnancy begins to peak at 28wks. If you can't test by then, it's not really a big deal. I mean no sense worrying over something you can't change or control. GL!
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My office does an early glucose test at 16 weeks if you are high risk for GD. Otherwise they do it around the 28 week mark give or take a week. I was told that around 28 weeks the placenta releases hormones that interfers with insulin.
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My midwife left it up to me if I wanted it or not and since this is my third pg and never had issues, don't seem at risk for issues I haven't done one yet and might not at all...
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Agree that the 24-28 weeks is standard. If it's on the earlier side, then there's a higher chance that they're not going to catch it unless they retest it. (I got my first three hour at a mere 14 weeks this time!) If it's later, then the only issue is that it could go uncontrolled longer. I'll get my second three hour test at almost 28 weeks.

*I have insulin resistance when not pg, which is why I get mine tested twice. Even with insulin resistance, my second test is still in the normal range for women without it.
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