(Closed) Borderline failed my glucose test – what now? So upset

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Was this the 1 hour or 3 hour test?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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. 

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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. 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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.

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Helper bee

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palchicka :  I failed my one hour too but passed my three hour. Try not to worry. (My numbers where similar to yours).

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

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!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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palchicka :  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.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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.

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