Post # 1
I failed my one hour glucose test, and had to take the three hour test, but don’t know my results yet. I’m pretty nervous about it… I know that a lot of people who fail the one hour pass the three hour, but I’m hypothyroid and possibly have pcos (or at least some insulin resistance issues) so my endo mentioned early on in my pregnancy that I may have a higher risk. Can anyone who failed the one hour and either passed the three, or turned out to actually have gestational diabetes please share their stories? I’m so frustrated because I don’t eat terribly, and I’ve been regularly working out… It would suck to have it anyway!
Post # 2
I don’t have much of a story, but I failed the one hour miserably but passed the 3 hour with flying colors. I don’t think I failed any of the blood draws, but I would have to look back to double check becasue it was in December.
Post # 3
onyx81: thank you for answering! I’m hoping that I pass as well. My number for the 1 hour was in the 160’s, which is bad but I don’t think it’s ridiculous.
Post # 4
I failed the one hour test and was terrified of having gestational diabetes, but passed the 3 hour no problem.
Post # 5
I had gestational diabetes. Its not a death sentence. By eating right, I gained 14 lbs, birthed an 8 lb baby, and left the hospital weighing less than when I got pregnant. My daughter is almost 3 and I am still following my GD diet, and I feel great!
Post # 6
I failed my 1 hour test (by a point). I passed 3 hour with flying colours. The nurse told me that most people who fail 1 hour will pass 3 hour. Try not to stress!
Post # 7
I was diagnosed with gestational diabeties after the 3 hour test. I was devastated that I hadn’t done something “right”. My dr assured me it wasn’t my “fault”. She said that the hormones women produce when pregnant cause their body to break sugar down differently. In the beginning the only changes I made was cutting out sweet tea (at some meals) and taking my sugar 3 times a day. The later the pregnancy went I had to be even more careful. I follow an eating plan from a dietician.. I will continue to follow it after the baby is born so that hopefully the gestational diabeties will not continue.
PS-I’m 41 weeks and have only gained 22 pounds .. Every dr appt has been very good and been normal as far as my health and baby’s health. Don’t panic!!!
Post # 8
I had a nurse tell me that the one hour test isn’t always accurate which is why many women have to take the three hour test. I failed the one hour, passed the three hour and birthed a 7 lb baby and lived to tell the tale! Don’t worry. You’ll be fine.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone. I “technically” passed because I only failed one out of four draws, but unfortunately the one that I failed was the fasting draw. No monitoring for now, but I still have to really focus on my diet (And I’m not sure how to know if it’s working if I’m not monitoring).