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i took the three hour last friday and the midwife called this afternoon and left a message with the results.<br><br>
apparently ONE (our of four!) of the readings was a bit higher than normal. while not diabetes, she said it is indicative of glucose intolerance and says that the recommendation is to refer me to the diabetes clinic to discuss nutrition and exercise.<br><br>
i of course want to do what is best for me and the baby, but this seems a bit extreme for one out of four readings.<br><br>
what do you think? i'm thinking about taking the results to my GP to see what she says.<br><br>
i'm also in the middle of moving and seriously don't have time for this (but i don't need to tell you again that i will do whatever i need to do for baby, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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I had the same thing in my previous pregnancy - one high reading on 3 hr GTT. They called it insulin resistance. My care provider basically just talked to me about avoiding sugar and eating less carbs (more in the morning than later in the day). She advised lots of protein and walking every day for exercise. Took about 5 minutes to discuss and that was it.<br><br>
They are probably just trying to be thorough by referring you to the clinic. Maybe you could ask if you could just be counseled by your existing care provider, rather than going to the clinic.<br><br>
This pregnancy I had to take the 3 hr GTT again. I'm pretty sure I failed this time - I got super sleepy and woozy during the test. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I will get the results any day, but I've already started limiting carbs and definitely cutting out sweets.<br><br>
Hooray that you don't have GD, and hopefully your care provider will not make you jump thru a lot of hoops! Best wishes...
 

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I have hypoglycemia and knew I would fail the one hour test, which I did. I refused the 3 hour and started to follow the gestational diabetes diet at about 28 weeks or so. Honestly, its been great. It really is not anything more than a healthy balanced diet that requires you to eat small meals throughout the day. It has helped me tremendously in keeping my weight down and just generally feeling great!<br><br>
I would not poo-poo it so quickly, check out the clinic and I bet you will see the benefits.
 

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It is a pain to have to schedule in an extra appointment and to have the added scrutiny at future mw appointments. That's why so far I've refused all testing, though honestly, it would probably do me some good to be told to alter my diet a bit. I'm doing okay most of the time, but to be told to skip dessert and the extra bread would not be a bad thing for me.<br><br>
Since it's just a recommendation to visit the diabetes clinic, can you just commit to researching a diabetes-friendly diet yourself? Would she treat you any differently if you didn't go to the clinic?
 
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