This is my second child, even though my name says differently. Just got back the results of my Glucose tolerence test. My level was 132. Last time it was 80 or 90. The nurse said I passed, but I am concerned. WWYD?
Why are you worried? It would totally depend on which type of testing you had done - to show if this number was high. I'm assuming you did a one hour GCT (with a 50gram glucose drink).. in that case normal is considered anything under 140. But there are alot of different types of testing out there. Do you just not trust the nurse?
Mine was 136 with my last pregnancy. I did nothing, because that was passing at that office too (some offices use a 130 cutoff).<br><br>
If you're really concerned, get a blood glucose monitor and check yourself now and then. They're fairly cheap (like $20) though the strips are pricey if you're checking a LOT (most only come with 10 strips to begin with). You can also make sure that you keep getting exercise and keep your carb/sugar intake moderate, with more of your calories coming from protein and fat. That can't hurt, and if you have some insulin resistance, may help.
I understand your concern because of the difference between your first and second pregnancy. But you do have a passing number.<br><br>
If it makes you feel any better, mine was a 182. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
Sorry i don't know, but i wanted to say <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> b/c our DC's were both born in April 06 right? Or am i mistaken? I heard there were about 5 of us expecting again this year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I'd do nothing, honestly. The test is known to be flawed.<br><br>
If you're concerned you might have elevated blood glucose levels on a routine basis, then you can pick up blood glucose monitor and test your levels yourself at home.<br><br>
For most women a diet high in protein and low in refined carbs combined with exercise controls blood glucose levels.