Anyone else fail the 1 hour glucose test? :(

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1601 posts
Bumble bee

Just wanted to reply that I automatically had to take a 2 hr test because of my BMI. During that time, I passed my fasting level, failed at one hour by 0.5, and passed at 2 hours. I was diagnosed with GD. Other than my high BMI, I have not gained at all and am 32 weeks. IF you do have GD, it’s not that bad. I am controlling with diet so far and my sugars have been fine. Hope you get good results but even if you don’t, you’ll be ok. It’s only for a short time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
4133 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I failed the 1 hour with my first child, passed the 3 hour with no problem. With my second child, I passed the 1 hour test. 

Post # 4
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Most ladies that I’ve known as well as what I’ve read online have failed the 1 hr test, but passed the 3 hr one. Even if the number is just 1 over the acceptable range, they fail you. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Good luck, Bee! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I failed the 1 hour tests and I was SOOO upset.  However, I researched the tests and it seems like the 1 hour tests isn’t very accurate… it just saves some people the annoyance of having to do the 3 hour one.  I took the 3 hour one and easily passed (wasn’t even close to outside margins of the passing range).  I definitely worried myself out way too much about it.  Just follow your doctors instructions about the test as close as possible and you’ll probably be fine.  It is just an annoying test because you have to fast, and be stuck in the office for 3 hours and take 4 blood tests- but it is the best way to know if you have GD.  If you do get it, it can usually be easily maintained with diet- it is just important to know.   

Post # 6
6814 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

lula0508 :  I failed the 1 hour test and passed the 3 hour test just fine. It wasn’t that bad. Take someone with you if you can. That helped me.

Post # 7
2443 posts
Buzzing bee

Me. I failed the one hour and easily passed the three hour test. I brought my laptop with me and did some work in the waiting area to make it go faster. 

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I failed the one hour test (just barely) and went on to fail the 3 hour test as well… my Dr. was really surprised (he thought I would pass) I was a healthy weight prior to pregnancy, was active, and gained exactly the amount of you’re supposed to… but GD sometimes just happens.  I remember being super bummed out, but it was easy to control with diet and it was a good incentive to eat healthy foods during 3rd trimester.  I also remember that I was super worried that I would be giving birth to a giant baby, but when I had my daughter 3 days after her due day she was only 6lbs 14 oz.  

I hope that you pass the 3 hour!  But if you don’t, don’t feel bad, it’ll totally be okay! 

Post # 11
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I failed both but remember that GD happens when the placenta doesn’t work properly, not because you didn’t eat well. It’s nothing you did.

Post # 12
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

lula0508 :  I failed my one hour and “didn’t pass” my first three hour and had to retake. Then I passed the second three hour with flying colors.

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