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I was going to decline the 1 hour glucose test this time (I have no risk factors) but I decided to go ahead with it to avoid a confrontation (wimp, I know)<br><br>
So my midwife calls and tells me that I scored a little high. They like to see 130 and below, my numbers were 143. Now they want me to do the 3 hour one and I am NOT happy about this for a number of reasons:<br><br>
1. I think 143 is not very high above the cutoff at all (could use opinions about this)<br><br>
2. I have no other risk factors- i have never been overweight, my current weight gain and fundal height measurements are right on track, there is no glucose in my urine and my last baby was 5lb 7oz, no gestational diabetes with that pregnancy.<br><br>
One the one hand I want to go ahead and do it to "prove" I am fine and not be hassled by the hospital where I will be giving birth. On the other hand, I want to refuse it because I think it is just pointless, expensive, and what if my levels aren't to their liking? Not high but doesn't meet their arbitrary cutoff? I guess I just need some advise and some opinions on how at risk I really am for this. FWIW, I was 5' 3" and 116lbs before I got pregnant and have only gained about 25 lbs, I gained 40 lbs with my last one.
 

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I got 133 on my 1-hr and they wanted me to come back. Well I ain't gonna!<br><br>
FWIW I've also read that some labs use 140 as the cutoff rather than 130, in which case you'd barely be over the line.
 

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I refused the test, but I did do 2 week blood monitoring to make them more comfortable and because I was curious. I got a monitor and the other stuff and took my fasting glucose every morning when I woke up, then another test about 2 hours after every meal. I also charted everything I ate. My fasting was always between 75 - 90, the ones after meals varied, and usually by dinner I was around 125 - 130. But the really fascinating part? I had a piece of pecan pie from bakers square one night after a relatively healthy meal. My number shot up to 253!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Needless to say I won't be eating that very often!!
 

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Wow good to know those numbers! My number was 98 after the yucky drink with DS and they said that's really high and nearly at the cut-off! So much for that! I think those tests have their time and place, but after reading your cut-off numbers methinks it's a cash cow.
 

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Did you drink their glucola drink?<br><br>
Try asking them about what kind of diet they suggest eating for 24 hours before a re-test WITH OUT glucola.<br><br>
I know this can be done and it's a far better method of testing a womans blood sugar.
 

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Autumn has a good point. If you normally don't drink something like that, it could make your numbers look off when they may not be that way.<br><br>
I would see if they would be willing to let you take your glucose levels for a while and see how that goes. I would express concerns that taking something so awful could make the results look worse than they should and you would like to see how your body is reacting "in the real world". I know I don't drink a nasty orange soda in the morning after fasting because I would feel like CRAP.<br><br>
For my sister, she had to take her glucose levels and follow a specific diet, but that seemed to be the extent of it.
 

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If you deiced to refuse to do the test getting a monitor to take it at home might not be a bad way to go to give yourself piece of mind. I did this with my first and it really put my mind at ease.
 

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Well just wait for this one...<br><br>
...my one hour test was 179!!!!<br><br>
And I DID NOT have GD. I took the three hour test and not one of my blood tests was out of the range of normal. I, myself, am naturally quite thin, gained 24 pounds while pregnant, and my daughter was 7lb9oz.<br><br>
My OB really felt it was probably something I may have eaten that had caused my blood sugar to spike shortly before the test and then taking the glucola on top of that, well....
 

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My lab also uses 140 as the cutoff. My 1 hour w/ DS was 142 and I did the 3 hour... passed with flying colors. I just did the 1 hour today, if I fail I plan on seriously fighting to avoid the 3 hour unless my #'s are totally out of control. I felt absolutely horrible until around 7pm tonight after eating a steak dinner. That is not something I'm ready to repeat!
 

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I had the glucola drink which was unnaturally red and yucky. My sisters in Germany had something different: the nurse just mixed 50g of glucose sugar with water and had them drink that, no additives. Also, they were told not to eat after midnight and had the test taken at 9am. I was told to eat whatever I want, even have a huge breakfast. Obviously, the results would be way different.<br>
Next time around I'd agree to eat like bread with nutella rather than the drink, yuck, who eats that much sugar at once anyways in the morning (and even if I eat nutella, it is not glucose, but a more complex sugar in there that your body has to break down yada yada). I'm too scared of doing the monitoring myself at home, repeatedly pricking my finger sounds painful.<br>
And hearing your numbers and how my old obgyn tried to tell me that my under 100 number is close to GD - I'm starting to doubt this test big time.
 
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