Post # 1
Lab just posted the results for bloodwork from my glucose test. The normal range is 54-139 and mine was a 144. I don’t talk to my doctor until my next appointment in a few days but I am really upset about this. I feel like I am taking pretty good care of myself during my pregnancy. Weight gain has been minimal and I am doing my best to eat healthy and do what exercise I am comfortable with. Baby is nice and active and I’ve been feeling good. Up until now, my ob keeps telling me I’m doing great.
I read that there’s a more in depth test for diabetes – is that the next step? Anyone else go through this? I just want to do what’s right for my baby to make sure she’s healthy. Anemica test also shows that I’m borderline with that as well (which I have been for most of my life but never severely anemic). Any support is appreciated.
Post # 2
Was this the 1 hour or 3 hour test?
Post # 4
Oh, I wouldn’t worry too much. They’ll make you do the 3 hour one now, and since you were so close you should pass no problem
Post # 5
Gestational diabetes is very common. If you were borderline before pregnancy, it could have just tipped the scales against you.
My mom was gestational (insulin dependent) for all 3 pregnancies and had to give herself daily injections and watch what she ate very closely. All 3 of us are healthy and she says that she received SENSATIONAL care during her pregnancy because doctors watch you more closely.
With the invent of things like the pump, you may not have to give yourself injections.
trust your doctor!
Post # 6
I had no risk factors, but still had GD. I was selfishly upset at first having to cut back on carbs, but it ended up being no big deal. I was able to control my GD entirely by watchingwhat I ate. I am active and fit outside of pregnancy, but I have never felt better than I did when I had my GD under control. I could move mountains. Since I was not able to “eat for two”, I only gained 14lbs during my pregnancy and I believe that contributed to my fast recovery. It’s not a death sentence. Your doctor will point you in the right direction.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t worry about it OP, I failed my 1 hour test, but passed my 3 hour test. My boys were born at 36+6 and are completely healthy 2 year olds now.
Post # 8
Ive been borderline anemic before pregnancy, never diabetic.
Glad to hear everything worked out. I am hoping that since i am just barely over the normal range, that some dietary adjustments can be what I need to stay healthy and keep numbers in check. I will speak to my ob in a few days and hopefully she doesn’t come down on my too hard.
thanks! I am hoping I can do the 3hr test (which seems to be the next step) and all will be fine???
Post # 9
I failed my 1 hr with a result of 141. Did the 3hr and passed (had low blood sugar actually) so don’t worry too much.
Post # 10
You’ll have to take the 3 hour test. I had to during my second pregnancy, and I passed it by the skin of my teeth. If you do have GD, it doesn’t mean you’re not taking care of yourself. The nurses/doctors told me that they’re often surprised who ends up with GD.
I was anemic during my first pregnancy, and it wasn’t a big deal at all. I just had to take an iron supplement.
Post # 11
I failed my one hour too but passed my three hour. Try not to worry. (My numbers where similar to yours).
Post # 12
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Many people fail the 1 hour and pass the 3 hour, don’t stress too much until you see the next set of results. I’m waiting for my 1 hour results currently. Good luck!
Post # 13
Ugh I’m sorry! I also failed the 1-hour test (and but more than you did). There are lots of “false positives” (the alternative would be to make everyone do the 3-hour test, though). I passed the 3-hour test with by 1-hour level lower than my 3-hour level needed to be-so, I was not even close to failing it! There is a very good chance that you will pass the 3-hour test but even if you do not, it will be fiit will be OK. Your doctor will help you do whatever is necessary to stay healthy. This is not because of anything you did-pregnancy affects your hormones and sometimes they “over react”. In the meantime try not to stress. Best of luck!
Post # 14
I bet you pass your 3 hour test, but remember also that GD is so not your fault. You can absolutely do everything right and still get GD. Don’t beat yourself up hon.
Post # 15
I failed my one hour with 151. I passed my 3 hour. It was NBD. Doctor just asked me to watch my sugar and carb intake since I was insulin resistant, but I wasn’t on a special diet or anything.
You’re probably a touch insulin resistant like I was, which isn’t something you can help. It’s all about how the placenta affects your cells. It has nothing to do with how you’ve eaten in the past, or how you’re eating now, or how you’re taking care of yourself. It’s just a necessary evil sometimes.
Edit: Olympians eating a perfect diet, working out and consuming nothing but sunshine and water can still get GD.