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Old 01-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Having panic attacks over my GD test

I am seriously friggin anxious over my GD test coming up! I did not have it with DS1, but did with DS2 (level was 191!).

Mamas who know about it, answer something for me:

I know that if they draw your blood too late (past the 1hr mark) then it can affect the result...would it make it higher or lower? They drew mine late.

Also, I know you're supposed to fast, but if you MUST eat, no sugars...I goofed and had a drink of the juice from DS1s fruit cup (can you say SUGAR?!) so I'm wondering if that could have affected it as well.

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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It wouldn't affect you that much.

If they draw it much past one hour, it will generally be lower. Most people at 1 hr after eating or drinking whatever will be at 125 or lower. By 2 hours after eating, it should be back to normal. When you are higher, it generally means your pancreas is having trouble working.

I have mine coming up as well, and I'm not convinced I will pass it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:06 AM   #3
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Also, I know you're supposed to fast, but if you MUST eat, no sugars...I goofed and had a drink of the juice from DS1s fruit cup (can you say SUGAR?!) so I'm wondering if that could have affected it as well.
No sugars and no carbs. Carbs have a huge effect on glucose too.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

haha, I had to go for the 3 hour, and barely passed it last time.
(ate eggs only for breakfast, wth?!)
This time I'm cutting out all sugar/most carbs the week before my test. & eating steel cut oats w/cinnamon. *supposed to help lower sugar levels.)
LOL. I don't want to have to deal w/the 3 hr test again. I need to be eating better in general; I DO eat too much sugar. That's what I'm going to start working on very soon. No more buying junk, if I want it I'll make something homemade w/org. cane sugar, or sweetened w/stevia (also good for your immune system and won't mess w/sugar levels.)
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

I never have issues with my levels...they always come back super low. I DO have issues with the drink, though. After I drink it I can hardly walk or move because it makes me so sick. It's a good thing I usually drag my husband to that appointment.

My 28wk appointment also involves RhoGAM, so I don't like that one in general at all.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

I took the test super early in the morning so I did not have anything to eat or drink until after the test. My level after that nasty drink was 83. With DS I had to take the 3 hour test as well, cause my first result was a little high, I think that I had eaten something that time. I don't know if anxiety would affect your result, but try to relax.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

Yep, anxiety can, lack of sleep, stress...will all affect your glucose.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

I declined mine for this pregnancy. I did research and since it is not an issue in my family and I am not overweight I decided it just didn't make sense. They don't give you insulin anyway if you have it, they just tell you to eat better. And it gives them one more reason to suspect "big baby" and try to induce early.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

double post, grrr.
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Re: Having panic attacks over my GD test

I've always been told to have a breakfast of protein with no sugar or carbs But that's about all the advice I have!
Mama- It's cool to know you were able to decline yours. No one has even mentioned it to me yet and I was starting to wonder about it's importance. Last time I was really low and where I don't mind doing it again I was wondering about it's importance.
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