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<p>I saw her on Tuesday and did the GD. Apparently she called today and left a message saying I needed to call her about blood test results. I'm really, REALLY hoping that it's just a, "Just wanted to let you know they came back fine!" call. But of course I'm stressing out a little anyway. This whole pregnancy I've been eating like CRAP. Partially because I have limited access to good food and partially because I've had so many food issues. I didn't have GD last time and I can't remember if she called me to tell me. I swear if I have GD I will have a total meltdown. Cross your fingers for me??????</p>
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<p>And if I have to do the 3 hour...could I just up my protein intake, completely knock out sugar, etc....would that help??</p>
 

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<p>Fingers crossed.</p>
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<p>If it is GD it's not your fault, it just happens sometimes.  <span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Hopefully its just a wanted you to know everything is ok thing.. I was told by the doctor I see that false positives on the 1 hour test are extremely common so its not something to stress over. Even if you did have GD it is nothing you did wrong or didn't do right. Avoiding sugars for a few days before the 3 hour may or may not help. Im not sure, I just ate regularly before mine.</p>
 

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<p>So I did fail the 1 hour. :( She wants me to go in on Monday and do the 3 hour. She said to eat nothing after midnight and then we'll do the fasting draw and the glucose draw and all that jazz. She said that for 3 days prior to the test that I should eat a lot of complex carbs (whole grains, potatoes, beans, rice, etc.), and obviously to not eat any candy, sodas, cake, ice cream, etc., lol. </p>
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<p>Any other tips??? Anything else I should avoid or eat a lot of? I'm definitely planning to be stocking up on the salad!!! She said my number was 150 and that she prefers to keep it under 130. Is 150 really bad or is it generally considered more borderline?</p>
 

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<p>I'm not sure what range your midwife is looking for but I saw one article on Web MD that said a casual test (non-fasting) should be in the 70-125 range. Sorry you have to take the three hour :( Last mama I knew had to take it thankfully passed!</p>
 

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<p>I got a 120 on the 1-hour and had no idea what that meant, so I asked.  My OB said that anywhere from 110 - 170 is normal, so maybe your midwife is just more cautious with GD?</p>
 

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<p>Good luck with the 3 hour. I had to take it a few weeks ago and failed :( I have adjusted though and so far my levels are OK. I do have to see the doctor weekly now though which is tough at such a busy time of year. I hope that you pass with flying colors!!</p>
 

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<p>I failed my first 1 hour because I drank a cup of coffee with cream and drank water the morning of the test. Some how I did not get the no food or drink memo after midnight... duh. They wanted me to return for the 3 hour test which I did and asked that I have the 1 hour test again because I had screwed up the ##'s. So Midwife let me and I passed!! YAY! If I were you I would eat lots of protein and drink plenty of water the day before and no sugary stuff. You could ask to redo the 1 hour because the 3 hour test is just terrible and will make you feel like poo poo. :(</p>
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<p>Whatever goes down I wish you the best of luck and dont freak out if you get a bad report back. It will go away post baby and you can control the GD with a better diet. Best of luck dear. </p>
 

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<p>I did the 3 hour test and passed with flying colors (my numbers were actually low.. again.. same thing happened with DD1, both times I ate right before the test without thinking). It sucks but its not as bad as it could be. Just eat right before hand and don't eat after midnight and you should be ok. I didn't even know when I was doing the 3 hour until a day before and still passed with no trouble so I didn't do a "prep diet" at all.</p>
 

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<p>I just got the failing news today too & will have to do the 3-hr GTT.</p>
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<p>By the way, here's a great link that explains the testing process (ie. 50-140 is the normal range for the 1 hr test, but at 150 you only have a 20% chance of testing + for GDD at the 3-hr test, which is definitive):</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_testing.htm" target="_blank">http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_testing.htm</a></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Monkey pants</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16098279"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I failed my first 1 hour because I drank a cup of coffee with cream and drank water the morning of the test. Some how I did not get the no food or drink memo after midnight... duh. They wanted me to return for the 3 hour test which I did and asked that I have the 1 hour test again because I had screwed up the ##'s. So Midwife let me and I passed!! YAY! If I were you I would eat lots of protein and drink plenty of water the day before and no sugary stuff. You could ask to redo the 1 hour because the 3 hour test is just terrible and will make you feel like poo poo. :(</p>
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<p>Whatever goes down I wish you the best of luck and dont freak out if you get a bad report back. It will go away post baby and you can control the GD with a better diet. Best of luck dear. </p>
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Actually, you are supposed to "carb load" for the three days prior to the fast in order to better prepare your body to produce insulin. Especially if you're the type of person who eats lots of carbs normally. Sticking w/ just protein may have the opposite effect of what you desire prior to this test...</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_testing.htm" target="_blank">http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/gd/gd_testing.htm</a></p>
 

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<p>Good luck!! I'm always terrified when I do the GTT because I'm overweight and have a family history of diabetes, but have yet to fail one (got a 76 on the 1-hour this time). The 3-hour test (which I had done during my first pregnancy w/o doing the 1-hour first) is pretty unpleasant but your 1-hour was borderline so you have a great chance of passing. *fingers crossed*</p>
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<p>--K</p>
 

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<p>I failed the 1 hour with a 145, and worried myself sick.  The next day they had me come back and take the 3 hr and I passed no problem. </p>
 

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<p>I didn't fast before hand last time and got a 48.  LOL.  Although I was told no protein the morning of the test (it was the breakfast test).</p>
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<p>This time, they told me not to eat anything 2 hours before drinking the drink (which I'm replacing with jelly beans or something else.  I'm not forcing myself to drink that horrid drink).</p>
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<p>I'm sure you'll do fine on the 3 hour - although I'm sure it's a PITA.</p>
<p>Would they just redo the 1 hour again?</p>
 

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<p> Hey do all your care providers routinely test for gd , or do they base the decision to test on symptoms, family history or sugar presence in the urine?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chula13</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16099141"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Hey do all your care providers routinely test for gd , or do they base the decision to test on symptoms, family history or sugar presence in the urine?</p>
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<br><br><p>I have had an OB, and 2 different midwives and it's all part of the "normal" prenatal package as far as I know.  Like testing for Strep B.</p>
<p>I have NO family history, have never had a + result, and have not had my urine tested yet this pregnancy. </p>
<p>I think it's usually done around 26 weeks?   I'm 31 weeks and haven't done it yet.  Oppsie, my bad.  But I'm not worried.</p>
<p>I've only had to do the 1 hour, although I did have what they call "bigger" baby last time we both were tested at birth and we both were totally fine.  He's just a big boy.</p>
<p>It seems relatively benign - the test that is - super annoying and gross but it's not like having your cervix scraped or something.  KWIM?</p>
<p>I've read that having rampant GD while pregnant undiagnosed can be pretty bad so I do this one (and complain about it constantly LOL ) and the strep B (which doesn't bother me at all).</p>
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<p>when i went in for an appointment last month the nurse asked what flavor i wanted for the gd test, just out of the blue. i asked if it were mandatory and she said, 'generally'. i said i wanted to talk to my dr. about it, so i did. he was fine with me not wanting to do the 1hr test and said i could just eat what i normally would but make sure it was 2 hours before my appointment. so i had a regular breakfast and a regular lunch at 12:30 and my appointment was at 2:30 and my number was 88. he said he will check it like that again at my next appointment or two.</p>
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<p>smeep...i used a mw with my first 2 kids and she didn't have me do the 1hr test, she just did a blood draw like my current dr. maybe yours will do that for you?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>finnegansmom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16099047"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm sure you'll do fine on the 3 hour - although I'm sure it's a PITA.</p>
<p>Would they just redo the 1 hour again?</p>
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It will be a PITA. I don't have a car so I'll have to take the bus which means getting up SUPER early and getting there at 8am and then waiting 3 hours, blah blah blah... And now everyone says that they felt sooo crappy afterward, so now I'm thinking I'll probably at least stay a bit afterward before I take the long trip home.</p>
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<p>I didn't think to ask her to redo the 1 hour again but, meh, at this point I suppose I'll just go ahead with the 3 hour. I'd just rather get it overwith. I worry that if the 1 hour came back iffy again that I'd have to do the 3 hour again anyway. </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chula13</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16099141"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Hey do all your care providers routinely test for gd , or do they base the decision to test on symptoms, family history or sugar presence in the urine?</p>
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<br><br><p>My midwife absolutely does not routinely do it. Both pregnancies she said, "And normally GD tests are done now but I don't see any reason to test you...unless you have a family history of diabetes?" To which the answer is yes, so off to testing we go. A friend of mine who also used my midwife said that she didn't take it because she had no family history of diabetes. It was a fleeting mention of, "We would normally do it now, but I don't see any reason to," and my friend agreed so that was it. But I do get the feeling that it's "routine" for most HCPs...just like everything else is pretty routine and unexplained. I remember with DS when I went to the local clinic for a couple checkups before I found my midwife, the first time I went they just took my blood. NEVER told me what it was for. But every time my midwife does ANYTHING she explains it to me. She often times lets me know ahead of time (she did this with the GBS) so I could take the time to do the research myself. This time they changed the standard testing for the triple screen and I didn't know so she told me just to research it and let me know if I wanted it by X weeks...and that was that.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>baby3in2011</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16099274"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>when i went in for an appointment last month the nurse asked what flavor i wanted for the gd test, just out of the blue. i asked if it were mandatory and she said, 'generally'. i said i wanted to talk to my dr. about it, so i did. he was fine with me not wanting to do the 1hr test and said i could just eat what i normally would but make sure it was 2 hours before my appointment. so i had a regular breakfast and a regular lunch at 12:30 and my appointment was at 2:30 and my number was 88. he said he will check it like that again at my next appointment or two.</p>
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<p>smeep...i used a mw with my first 2 kids and she didn't have me do the 1hr test, she just did a blood draw like my current dr. maybe yours will do that for you?</p>
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I didn't even think about that, but as I said above, I figure I'll just go through the 3 hour now. Might as well at this point. But I'll keep that in mind for the next pregnancy, for sure! </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chula13</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283146/my-midwife-called-about-blood-test-results-and-now-i-m-paranoid-update#post_16099141"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Hey do all your care providers routinely test for gd , or do they base the decision to test on symptoms, family history or sugar presence in the urine?</p>
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<br><br><p>My current provider (FS birth center CNM) does the 1-hour if you have a family history or show symptoms and the 3-hour if you fail the 1-hour. If you have no family history or reason to suspect GD, she doesn't do the GTT at all.</p>
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<p>Previous OB did 1-hour on everyone, 3-hour if you fail.</p>
<p>OB before that did 3-hour if you have a family history, otherwise 1-hour and then 3-hour if you fail 1-hour.</p>
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<p>Thanks ladies I was just curious , i had  the test with my first son when I was seeing a cnm but didn't have it with my second son when I was seeing a cpm, and I haven't had it this pregnancy (again with a cpm).  I guess i'll bring it up and see if it's necessary , I had a small amount of sugar in my urine one time and she checked my blood sugar and was 87 after an orange juiced filled smoothie lol so she didn't seem concerned and my weight gain has been normal, my mother and has diabetes but I consider that her poor lifestyle choices rather than that she had a predisposition.</p>
 
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