(Closed) Who else failed the one-hour gestational diabetes test?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sorry to hear this!  You are completely correct, though, that there are a lot of women who fail the 1-hour but then pass the 3 hour, so don’t get worried just yet!

However, GD is just one of those things that you can have even without any symptoms or “risk factors,” which is why it is so important to get screened for it.  FX for you that the 3-hour is fine!  Most GD goes away after birth if it is present, you will just have to be monitored more closely throughout the rest of your pregnancy and change your diet, etc., which is not fun!  But it is very important to ensure baby’s AND your health.  Good luck and FX again!!! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I failed the 1 hour then passed the 3 hour with flying colors.  Hopefully, you’ll be the same!  

Post # 6
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Busy bee

take it twice, there is a ridiculously high rate of false positives with the test!!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My FSIL failed the one hour and passed the three hour.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

My BFF and I both failed the one and passed the three. Don’t worry! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t even get me started on that ridiculous test!  Of course, if you drink nothing but sugar, some people’s bodies process it differently than others because they are accustomed to it.  I am mostly a no-grains kinda girl (paleo diet due to gluten intolerance), and my numbers came back incredibly high.  That’s because I am not used to lots of sugar.  However, when I started testing after my normal meals, my sugar was perfect. 

I, too, am scheduled for the “pincushion” test next week.  I will probably fail that one, too, but I know what my body can handle.  And it’s not a bottle of that nasty stuff they say tastes just like Orange Crush.  Gimme a break!Yell

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I’m “fat” (about 40 – 45 pounds overweight) and my blood sugar’s excellent. It pains me that you seem to be blaming yourself because of your size – unfortunately, that’s also something frequently done by the medical establishment, so it’s no wonder that people would be left to blame themselves.

It could be a matter of heredity. Maybe you ate something with a heavy glycemic load before in the day or so before you took the test.

All that you can do leading up to the next test is watch your diet and try to get in some exercise – under doctor’s permission, of course.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PilotsGirl56:  I failed the 1 hour test so bad they skipped the 3 hour. I demanded a redo 1 hour test because I stupidly ate something sugary before the test. My numbers were better but still high. At somewhere around 28 weeks I started seeing the GD dr and dietician specialist. I was put on insulin. I had a really hard time for about the first month. It’s not your fault at all. I’m plus size too. And at 37w I only gained 12 1/2 lbs. I’m here to listen incase you end up with GD. Hopefully you pass the 3 hour test! Good luck! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Try not to freak out, which I know is easier said than done. I failed and completely freaked out about the risks. 

i  ended up having to take night time insulin because my fasting #s were high. Thst frekaed me out but now i could do it in my sleep. it doesnt even hurt. The diet is not that bad, but it can be hard when you just want some damn carbs! 

As long as you follow the diet, you and baby will be fine! I had to have weekly ultrasounds and stress tests from 32 weeks on. It was reassuring to get to see her every week. 

I worried she’d be huge, but was born Monday at 6 lbs 8 oz. Her sugars were fine, it didnt affect her at all. 

Feel free to pm me if you have questions!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh and the one good thing, because of the diet, I only gained 17 lbs total. I actually lost a few lbs from the time I was diagnosed until I had her. 

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