(Closed) FAILED 1 Hour Glucose test

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State


glacier_gal:  Thanks for posting this (as a fellow statistics/researcher nerd)

Post # 47
1167 posts
Bumble bee

AOriver:  I saw a couple of comments saying, “some people carb load days before the test” and other such comments.  I’m sorry but the whole, “what did you do before the 3 hour test?” to me sounds like the OP is looking for ways to trick the test.  

I know that’s futile and she will pass or fail depending on whether she has it but doesn’t it rub anyone wrong that a soon to be mom is trying to get out of a potentially dangerous situation for her and her fetus just so she could not have the label “gestational diabetic”? 

Follow instructions from a professional who actually cares for you and your unborn child, take the damn test, eat well, and take care of your unborn child. 

Post # 48
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

swirlyclover86:  Whoa! Chill out! I don’t think OP is trying to cheat the test! I think she’s trying to figure out what to expect with this second test, given her unexpected positive result in the screening test. She’s trying to figure out what is involved in the second test and what to expect and if it’s more likely that she’ll be positive or negative. She’s also trying to figure out what a positive would mean that she needs to do for the rest of the pregnancy(questions about diet vs meds). So that she can keep her baby healthy. These are all totally legit and logical questions. I think you’re twisting a lot of the things people have said in this thread and being very hostile and accusatory. 

OP – just follow your doctor’s pre-test instructions and see what happens. Chances are that the second test will be negative. But, if you do have gestational diabetes, it can usually be controlled with diet, which your OB will go over with you. Good luck!

Post # 50
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Daizy914:  you can’t prevent it!  🙂 It will be way easier if you’re relaxed.  Drink a little water if you feel a little sick during the 3 hr.  I threw up the first time because it was just so much sugar on an empty stomach.

Post # 52
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

swirlyclover86:  I don’t think so – I failed my 1-hour and IN CASE I do have gestational diabetes I am avoiding things like the rest of my beautiful birthday cake and trying to make smart food choices.  I’m not overhauling my whole diet- just trying to be practical in case something is wrong and I’m going to need to adjust anyways.

The 3-hour test is fasting and you down 75 units of glucose – so what you eat for a few days shouldn’t really affect your test results at all– but it doesn’t hurt to try and be healthier in the mean time in case you do have gestational diabetes.

That being said, if I pass, I’m having a piece of that cake… If I don’t, it’ll be sad for me.

Post # 53
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

JenGirl:  this is great advice! I also do not think OP is trying to trick the test! If you read her other posts, OP was concerned right away with doing things right for the health of her baby. Sheesh!

Post # 54
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


Daizy914:  That’s great news! In that case, Im willing to bet you will pass the 3 hour with flying colors. It might be worth it to ask your Dr if you can retake the 1 hour. Or if she will allow you to monitor your blood sugar for a few weeks with your monitor (that’s what I’ve opted to do and my midwife was fine with it). Its a more accurate real life way to tell how your body reacts to food (because well, it IS real life and not just a crappy drink loaded with fake sugar)

Post # 55
2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Are you able to get a referral to a nutritionist/dietician?  Regardless of your results, it might help ease your fears and give you some answers to the pregnancy nutrition questions you have.  

Good luck with the 3 hour!  

My coworker was diagnosed with GD.  She had a very healthy baby, but did require insulin.  And it didn’t go away when she gave birth.  She’s a very rare case and the docs can’t totally explain it.  She presents as a type 1 diabetic now (and is treated as such.)  It’s definitely not lifestyle or diet.  She’s a very healthy eater, healthy weight, etc.  So sometimes it just happens (though it sticking around after delivery is very rare.) 

Post # 56
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Daizy914:  I haven’t read all the comments so sorry if this has already been said, but I recently heard about a study that showed how women were able to reduce and sometimes eliminate gestational diabetes by doing VERY LIGHT exercise for only about 10 minutes, within 45 minutes of eating (every meal). Literally pumping your fists in the air was enough, if that’s all you can do. I wish I had a link to reference the study… But it’s worth a try! 

The person who was presenting the study at the seminar I was at was using it as a reference that regular diabetes could be improved by doing this as well (and my dad was very interested as he is pre-diabetic).

Post # 57
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Daizy914:  they are going to give you 100 grams of glucose to drink for the three hour one. Have you been eating 100 Grams of carbs with a meal when you checked? I failed my one hour and my three hour, was not overweight beforehand, it’s the placenta blocking the insulin nothing I could have done. I was diagnosed two weeks ago and do not need medicine at this point. I’m allowed 30 carbs for breakfast and snacks and 45 for lunch and dinner. I check fasting in the morning and then two hours after BLD. So far everything is good, it’s not the worst thing in the world and its nothing you have done wrong if you are diagnosed with GD!

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