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Old 04-13-2012, 06:31 AM   #11
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Re: Are you doing a glucose test

I am because I want to make sure that I am not going to have issues. I didn't have GD with DD but each pregnancy is different.

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Mama, if the test is not mandatory, and it is just a preference by your caregiver, you feel comfortable and are well aware/researched about the test and its usefulness/waste of time. You can decline. Here we first take the 1hour test and the 3hour test if you fail the first, but every country is different. I did take it 5 times, but skipped with my last pregancy, just for the reason that I can't stand the drink we are supposed take, I didn't have child care at the time, I try to eat healthy. to answer your question I am not sure if I am going to take the test, it is done at 26weeks, so I have some time to think about it.
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Re: Are you doing a glucose test

i have with all of my pregnancies and plan to do it again. but isn't it much further along though? i remember being at least halfway through my pregnancy before doing it. maybe with enough time ahead of time, you can plan childcare or a way to keep ds entertained?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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Re: Are you doing a glucose test

I had GD with dd, so I'm just being more mindful this time and I'll be skipping it and just assuming I have GD again. Last time it was completely controlled by diet so this time it'll be the same thing.
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Re: Are you doing a glucose test

I plan to do it, though they make it really easy. They send me home with the drink, so I drink it at home and just have to show up to the lab for a draw.

After I failed the 1 hour test with DS, they told me what you ate the day before could affect the results if it were abnormally high in sugar (we had gone to a pitch-in/celebration). For my three hour, I didn't have to fast the night before, just the morning of, but it still sucked.

Knowing more the next time, my 1 hour with DD was well within the normal range.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:35 AM   #16
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Re: Are you doing a glucose test

I will be doing it. Diabetes runs in my family and I love sugar so I feel more comfortable doing it (even though my main cravings in pregnancy are fruit and I dont eat much junk)
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