1 Hour Glucose Test at 10 Weeks?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a simple test that can protect the health of your baby. There are studies going on all over the world on using GGT’s earlier in pregnancy because so many babies are being born to women in their 30’s and 40’s and the risks are higher for those women and their babies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073542/

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Post # 3
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Honey bee

I haven’t heard of this, but I don’t see what the harm is if your doctor recommends it. It’s literally down a sugar drink, draw blood, and go home. I’d just do it. Sorry about your missed miscarriage, I know how tough that is. H&H 9 months to you!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

It’s standard.  They do it twice for advance maternal age and also if you have a high BMI.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

doing a glucose test is strange this early.  i am 36 with an IVF baby due in 6 weeks. no other issues.  once i was released to OB, it’s a pretty normal pregnancy.  i only had glucose at the 28 week range or whenever you do it. 

did you ask your OB why you were ordered for it at 10w?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Jewelieee :  My Dr. did a blood sugar panel at my first appt. since my mom had gestational diabetes with all 4 of her kids (and she was well under 30 for all of them)- I’m 30 now. My clinic also does not do regular testing- I’ve only had it tested once at the initial appt., then a follow up ultrasounds since they couldnt find the heartbeat on the dopplar thing. I’m almost 20 weeks now… 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My doctor wouldn’t even see me until I was 10 weeks. Actually didn’t get an appointment until 11 weeks. They did one blood test then and a blood test for the glucose test after 20 weeks. That was the only times I had blood drawn. I was suprised when they said they wouldn’t need to see me until 10 weeks. I called at around 6-7 weeks when I called for an appointment.

When youre over 30 years they consider you at high risk during pregnancy so they will probably be watching you much more closely and take more precautions. If you don’t want to do two tests you could try to refuse them and I wouldn’t blame you. If I felt fine, wasn’t overweight then I would refuse to do it. Might not sit well with your doctor though and she may fire you from her office. I will say thought that gestational diabetes is not connected with normal type 1 and 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes is only around during pregnancy and disappears after you give birth.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m 39 and pregnant with my first, and my first blood glucose test is this Friday.  No one said a word to me about doing one in the first trimester (I had two prior miscarriages, but no other risk factors other than being geriatric in pregnancy world).  That’s so odd to me.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

As someone who’s had GD and is pregnant with #3 at 35, I do think that testing at ten weeks is too early! GD tends to kick in around 20-24 weeks once baby starts to increase the load on your placenta and developing GD in the first Tri is pretty unusual. Could you perhaps ask them to test your HbA1c instead? This would give you an indication of how your blood sugar has performed over the last three months and indicate if you had any pre-exisiting diabetes (and is much more pleasant that drinking the glucola!)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had to do it in the first trimester because I had a large baby with my first pregnancy.  If you’re not struggling too bad with morning sickness, then it is a pretty easy test and I would do it.  It will also give you something to compare your 24-28 test with.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had a pre-conception consult with high risk OB and they recommended a first trimester OGTT for me based on my age and a genetic condition I have that predisposes me to gestational diabetes.  I am 36.  Not yet pregnant, but I’ll do it if/when I am.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Jewelieee :  I just want to point out that I don’t think it’s typical for people to have their HCG levels checked as often as is represented here. It is normal to not be seen until 8-10 weeks for the first time. There really isn’t a reason to check unless there is a concern, and it isn’t standard practice unless, say, you’ve already been working with a fertility specialist or have a history of repeated losses. 

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