Oh No! I failed... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 05:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
simonsez2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: in the land of the tickle monster
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Crap! I failed the Glucose screening test. The max was 140 and I was 165. I have to go back tomorrow for the 3 hour test. What does this mean exactly. I know it means you have gestational diabetes but what is that exactly and how does if effect the baby and myself? Anybody with any experience?

Wife to my love Ted, and Mama to DS  ('09)    DD  ('11)  DS ('12) love.gif!


 

            

simonsez2u is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 05:04 PM
 
DaisyMae08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Actually, it doesn't mean you have gestational diabetes. In fact, it doesn't mean much of anything. It's just a screening that they use to "catch" the majority of people who do have gestational diabetes which is then diagnosed using the three hour test. I failed the screening and passed the three hour test with flying colors (so I don't have gestational diabetes). Try not to worry about it until you have the results of the actual test. Good luck!
DaisyMae08 is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 05:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
simonsez2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: in the land of the tickle monster
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay, gotcha so it doesn't necessarily mean I HAVE gestational diabetes. Whooo... that wasn't the impression I got from the lady who did the test but maybe my mind was racing and I didn't completely catch everything. Thanks

Wife to my love Ted, and Mama to DS  ('09)    DD  ('11)  DS ('12) love.gif!


 

            

simonsez2u is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 05:20 PM
 
AFWife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IME the nurses tend to sound scary when you fail the 1 hour...when mine called with my last pregnancy she made it sound like if I didn't come in THE NEXT DAY for the 3 hour (I had to push it back a couple of days) that something would happen to my baby.

Kas (24), Helpmeet to Stefan (25), Mom to Franklin Gaudelio 4/15/09, Jonathan Boswell 1/2/11
AFWife is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 07:20 PM
 
provocativa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,778
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
yeah, i totally failed the one hour with my first- i fasted too long before the test and it skewed the results. don't worry, but don't carb-load your whole pg, either!
provocativa is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 09:14 PM
 
bumminbeachbabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour with flying colors. My first reading is ALWAYS high. It takes me longer to adjust to the sugar load than other people, but once I do everything works out fine.

Anjuli, SAHM to B (5-20-2008) and Wife to B (6-28-2006)
EDD 1/14/2011
bumminbeachbabe is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 11-04-2010, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
simonsez2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: in the land of the tickle monster
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good news, I passed the three hour test no problem!

Wife to my love Ted, and Mama to DS  ('09)    DD  ('11)  DS ('12) love.gif!


 

            

simonsez2u is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 11-04-2010, 05:02 PM
 
QuestionGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Humid Houston
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yay! was waiting for your update.

wife to DH, Mama to DS "Bug" (09/07), and DD "Sprout" (01/11). 
QuestionGal is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 11-04-2010, 06:18 PM
 
thebigfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 578
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good to hear! was waiting to know too! Congrats!

Big Momma
thebigfam is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 11-13-2010, 01:06 PM
myk
 
myk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: small town manitoba
Posts: 999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

glad to hear the good results!


January 2011
myk is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 11-14-2010, 08:32 PM
 
texmati's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,760
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

good for you! I'm hoping for the same news tomorrow.


Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdadsuperhero.gif and mom to DS babyf.gif24 months, and DD boc.gif 8 months! .

texmati is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off