(Closed) Freaking out about Glucose Test

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did my test just 2 days ago! I was dreading it for weeks because where I’m at, they require to fast the night before (and this is my first ever test). But in the end, it wasn’t so bad. 

What I had to do:

  • Not eat anything after 10pm the night before. Avoid drinking a lot of water. They said sips were fine.

  • At 8:15am the next morning, they checked my weight and pricked my finger to check my blood sugar level.

  • Then I had to down a sugary drink in less than 5 mins.

  • Then I had to wait another 2-hrs!!! I wasn’t allowed to nap. Afterwards, they pricked my finger again.
  • I got the results immediately.

I wasn’t expecting them to make me wait 2-hrs after the test … but it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I did bring food to munch on immediately after and a book.

I thought about refusing the test too (all my tests came out perfect) so I didn’t think I had to do it. But after reading about gestational diabetes and how it’s different from regular diabetes and how your lifestyle, diet, or family history doesn’t affect it, then I was certain I wanted it done. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief and know that my LO is growing OK in there.

Post # 34
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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Have you talked to YOUR doctor yet to see what your options are for the 1 hour test?

I really think that’s the best route. Every office seems to do it so differently.

You can do it! You can do it!

Post # 35
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@engagedtopanda – I apologize if you covered this already, but I get migraines and am TTC.  I went to a neurologist recently for the migraines and she recommended Botox shots while I’m TTC since she said it has the least side effects on the potential baby and works.  I haven’t tried it yet but wanted to suggest it as a possible option if things get rough for you.  Have you ever tried That as treatment? Sometimes I think it helps to know there are treatments that will work if yr symptoms come on.  Good luck with the test! 

Post # 36
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m closing this thread at the request of the OP.

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