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<p>Chia seeds help to process all that sugar. Just soak it in some water for 15 minutes and drink it down. It might help you feel better too. </p>
 

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<p>Phew.  I passed!</p>
 

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<p>i passed too!  then bought myself a delicious breakfast. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>hildare</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334790/gd-test-today/40#post_16759766"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>i passed too!  then bought myself a delicious breakfast. </p>
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I ate a king sized payday bar after I passed <img alt="bag.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif">
 

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<p>I failed my first one (150, needed a 140) and was really concerned about failing the three-hour test. I just found out today that I passed-- great news right before Thanksgiving! Phew!!!!</p>
 

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<p>I passed my 3 hour too!  (Just in time for Thanksgiving butterscotch pie.)  The 3 hour was very rough, my blood sugar took a big crash after the last draw, and I thought I was going to pass out on the way to the car.  I brought a bananna and a granola bar with me, but the nurse said that they had too much sugar to eat right away, and to get some chicken, fish, or beef.  I got a chicken sandwich, and that helped stabalize a bit.  I was shaking, sweating, and dizzy.  When I got home, I felt terrible and took a nap before picking my son up at school. The blood draws were tolerable, but the after effects were rough. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jaimeemiaj</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334790/gd-test-today/40#post_16761898"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I passed my 3 hour too!  (Just in time for Thanksgiving butterscotch pie.)  The 3 hour was very rough, my blood sugar took a big crash after the last draw, and I thought I was going to pass out on the way to the car.  I brought a bananna and a granola bar with me, but the nurse said that they had too much sugar to eat right away, and to get some chicken, fish, or beef.  I got a chicken sandwich, and that helped stabalize a bit.  I was shaking, sweating, and dizzy.  When I got home, I felt terrible and took a nap before picking my son up at school. The blood draws were tolerable, but the after effects were rough. </p>
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That's how I felt after my 1 hour. So glad you passed! Yum.. Butterscotch pie sounds so good. </p>
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<p>This has been on my mind alot lately because I have been SO incredibly thirsty at night. This is my 5th child and have never experienced nighttime mouth dryness like this. We bought a humidifier and I also have water by my bed. I drink alot during the day as well. This the only pregnancy at approx 5280 feet above sea level (Denver, CO) and all the others were approx 250 ft (Sacramento Valley in CA) So I thought maybe it was the altitude.</p>
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<p>I mentioned my concerns about poss GD to my mw. She gave me a glucometer for home. My fasting bs have been between 95-102. She said they should be below 100. I denied the glucose tolerant test for the last two pregnancies and had no concerns. But knowing that each baby has been bigger than the last (previous baby was 9# 12oz, the biggest baby yet) I am mindful that GD is a possibility. My risk has increased due to age as well. No family hx of GM/DM.</p>
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<p>I don't really want to take the 1 hour or 3 hour test. We'll see how the remaining fastings go....</p>
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<p>double post</p>
 

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<p>oops</p>
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<p>Erin-  For me, the 1 hour test was not that hard healthwise (no fasting, 50 mg sugar solution vs the 100 mg sugar drink for the 3 hour, and only one blood draw)  It was much, much easier to tolerate than the 3 hour. After passing the 3 hour, I don't have to worry about GD if I am feeling thirsty, or feel shaky after drinking juice, etc.  I know that I just need protien, but my blood sugar is fine.  One less thing to worry about!  ;-)</p>
 

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<p>I'm super bummed. Just found out that I completely bombed the 1 hour test. 175!!! Now, I am taking the 3 hour test tomorrow morning. I keep telling myself the 1 hour test has a lot of false positives, but with my number being so high, I am super worried. Plus, the day I took it, I was suppose to have my appt. at 10 am, but had to change it to 2 pm. The last time I had eaten was at 8 in the morning. So, I should have been fine that many hours later. Totally bummed and worried now. Especially since my last pregnancy was so carefree. I was not mentally prepared for this.</p>
 

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<p>Oh, Slimkins.  Sorry to hear that!  Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jaimeemiaj</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334790/gd-test-today/40#post_16763206"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>Erin-  For me, the 1 hour test was not that hard healthwise (no fasting, 50 mg sugar solution vs the 100 mg sugar drink for the 3 hour, and only one blood draw)  It was much, much easier to tolerate than the 3 hour. After passing the 3 hour, I don't have to worry about GD if I am feeling thirsty, or feel shaky after drinking juice, etc.  I know that I just need protien, but my blood sugar is fine.  One less thing to worry about!  ;-)</p>
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<br><br><p> Glad you are feeling good, jaimeemiaj! What a relief that everything is within normal limits!!</p>
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<p>I have done these tests in the past, I am not concerned about the test itself.</p>
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<p>I am concerned that if I am diagnoses with GD I won't be able to have a home birth as GD is considered 'high risk' within the practice of my MW. I have just been watching what I eat, making sure it's balanced well and I'm trying to be more mindful about daily exercise. I believe all will be well. This weekend I'll take the equivilent to the 3 hour testing (I think it's the equivilant or at least similar). I'll take a fasting BS, then eat a large meal with eggs, bacon, toast and OJ in the morning, take a brisk 15-30 walk, test at one hour after meal and then again 2 hours after meal. Postprandial test is what I think it's called. If those numbers are high then we'll discuss what the next step is. I believe that I'll pass but I do have some anxiety that those numbers will be high. I'm hoping that with mindful eating and increased excercise, all will be well.</p>
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<p>At least that's what I keep telling myself and what my dh keep telling me. <3</p>
 

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<p>Glad you are feeling good, jaimeemiaj! What a relief that everything is within normal limits!!</p>
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<p>I have done these tests in the past, I am not concerned about the test itself.</p>
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<p>I am concerned that if I am diagnoses with GD I won't be able to have a home birth as GD is considered 'high risk' within the practice of my MW. I have just been watching what I eat, making sure it's balanced well and I'm trying to be more mindful about daily exercise. I believe all will be well. This weekend I'll take the equivilent to the 3 hour testing (I think it's the equivilant or at least similar). I'll take a fasting BS, then eat a large meal with eggs, bacon, toast and OJ in the morning, take a brisk 15-30 walk, test at one hour after meal and then again 2 hours after meal. Postprandial test is what I think it's called. If those numbers are high then we'll discuss what the next step is. I believe that I'll pass but I do have some anxiety that those numbers will be high. I'm hoping that with mindful eating and increased excercise, all will be well.</p>
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<p>At least that's what I keep telling myself and what my dh keep telling me. <3</p>
 

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<p>Glad you are feeling good, jaimeemiaj! What a relief that everything is within normal limits!!</p>
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<p>I have done these tests in the past, I am not concerned about the test itself.</p>
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<p>I am concerned that if I am diagnoses with GD I won't be able to have a home birth as GD is considered 'high risk' within the practice of my MW. I have just been watching what I eat, making sure it's balanced well and I'm trying to be more mindful about daily exercise. I believe all will be well. This weekend I'll take the equivilent to the 3 hour testing (I think it's the equivilant or at least similar). I'll take a fasting BS, then eat a large meal with eggs, bacon, toast and OJ in the morning, take a brisk 15-30 walk, test at one hour after meal and then again 2 hours after meal. Postprandial test is what I think it's called. If those numbers are high then we'll discuss what the next step is. I believe that I'll pass but I do have some anxiety that those numbers will be high. I'm hoping that with mindful eating and increased excercise, all will be well.</p>
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<p>At least that's what I keep telling myself and what my dh keep telling me. <3</p>
 

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<p>slimkins.. Try not to worry too much. I bombed the first test with my first child and did not have gd. Keep us posted on how it turns out. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! </p>
 

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<p>Michele-  Don't worry, it could be a fluke with the one hour test.  I know how you feel, and I hope that the 3 hour test is tolerable with a passing score!  Sending you positive thoughts!!</p>
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<p>Erin- You seem to be right on top of your blood sugar analysis.  Props to you for being so proactive.  ;-)  I hope you have good scores and that your home birth plans will not be affected.  Keep in touch about how the test goes.  Hugs!</p>
 

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<p>Everyone, thanks for the encouragement. I just found out I PASSED!!!!!! All four of the markers, and she said my last one was really great, so, maybe I just take a little longer for my insulin to kick in. And I feel really good about the fact that I didn't do anything rigorous in between the blood draws because I wanted true, resting results. My husband told me to go eat a sugar sandwich. :)</p>
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<p>YAY!!!!!!!!!<span><img alt="joy.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1322679656686_161" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></span></p>
 
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