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Just wondering how many of us have failed the glucose tolerance test.<br>
I did.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
What were your numbers and the limits? What are you doing about it now?<br>
The limit was 155 for me. My results were in the 170s both times. I'm going to the 'education' tomorrow so I'll update then.
 

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I haven't taken it yet-and I guess I won't until week 28-so we'll see. I'm curious about it. I don't really want to take it though.
 

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Expectantmami - I just posted a thread about why one might take it since I'm deciding if I should take it or not. In case it helps you decide whether or not you want to take it!
 

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I guess I failed. Because it couldn't even be given. The nasty glucola made me vomit all over both times I tried to test. So he let me just do an A1C instead.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess I failed. Because it couldn't even be given. The nasty glucola made me vomit all over both times I tried to test. So he let me just do an A1C instead.<br><br>
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LOL That's a whole 'nother way of failing the test. The A1C is much more accurate anyway.
 

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What is A1C?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I failed, and I go learn to do the insulin shots tomorrow. Bummer.</div>
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You can't just try a nutritional approach first? Or are their extenuating circumstances? Just wondering because I've rarely heard of automatically going to insulin shots without trying nutritional changes for at least a week or so first.
 

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<a href="http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/a1c/test.html" target="_blank">http://www.labtestsonline.org/unders.../a1c/test.html</a><br><br>
It's a test of glucose levels over time basically.
 

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Ann, I've been trying for 12 weeks now! I tested bad at 13 weeks along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ann, I've been trying for 12 weeks now! I tested bad at 13 weeks along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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Oh gotcha. That sucks. I hope the insulin is able to help you. Good luck on learning to do the shots.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Expectantmami - I just posted a thread about why one might take it since I'm deciding if I should take it or not. In case it helps you decide whether or not you want to take it!</div>
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Thanks! I've been reading the thread-I still am deciding! Let me know what you decide maybe we can figure this out together!
 

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Well, I went to learn the shots and they aren't so bad! Actually it doesn't hurt at all! I was so surprised! Still, jabbing myself was hard. I'm a big chicken! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I went to learn the shots and they aren't so bad! Actually it doesn't hurt at all! I was so surprised! Still, jabbing myself was hard. I'm a big chicken! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Good for you! I have to admit that is one of my big fears. I'm glad to hear it doesn't hurt.
 

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So how is everybody doing with it? My numbers were bad before breakfast today and after lunch yesterday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I really hope diet will control this! But then too, I like my cookies and desserts.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I was thinking about this and having an A1C test done around 26 or 28 weeks really isn't going to tell you anything about GD. Because GD doesn't usually show up until the 26th week and A1C measures blood sugars over about a 3 month average, the only thing the test would reveal at that time would be if you were diabetic before getting pregnant. In order to use an A1C to diagnose GD you would have to wait until almost 32 or 34 weeks because it takes a while to raise your average over time.<br><br>
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I haven't taken it yet. But I will fail. I failed it when I was Pg with my DD2.<br><br>
I kind of want to go straight to insulin this time. I can't do the diet thing. I suck.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good for you! I have to admit that is one of my big fears. I'm glad to hear it doesn't hurt.</div>
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Oh Bless ya! I know exactly what you mean. You should have seen me in there! That poor nurse, you woulda thought I was already having the baby the way we were breathing and how she was coaching!<br><br>
I had to repeat "I can do this" like 10 times. I was so embarrassed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So how is everybody doing with it? My numbers were bad before breakfast today and after lunch yesterday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I really hope diet will control this! But then too, I like my cookies and desserts.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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My fasting is always high. This week, just an example, they were...108, 107,105,102,99,104!<br><br>
Bring on the insulin. I hope I can eat a lil bit more, I'm hungry all the time!
 
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