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Old 06-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Glucose Test :(

The dr's office just called to inform me I failed my glucose test When she told me my number, I realized I not only failed, but failed miserably!! It was 176! And all I had to eat yesterday morning was a bowl of special K. I am so screwed since the only foods I am finally able to eat are cereal and fruit. I can't even look at meat and veggies without wanting to gag .

So, has anyone failed the 1hr (with such a high number) and passed the 3hr? What is involved in the 3hr? Any advice?

Also, they said my white blood cell count was elevated. Any experience with this?

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Re: Glucose Test :(

I'm so sorry!

I have no experience with it but I'll be praying you pass the 3hr!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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Re: Glucose Test :(

Not this time but with #5 I failed the 1 hour but not by a ton. I passed the 3 hour though. The 3 hour is a big pain. I think when you get there they draw your blood, then you drink the icky stuff then every hour after that they draw your blood until the 3 hour mark. I think. My brain is like mush and I can't remember the details very clear.

Praying you pass the 3 hour!!
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Eww, that stinks. I had my 1 hr last Friday,(thankfully I passed). and I know for the 3 hr they draw blood every hour, and I THINK they said u drink the stuff every hour? Not sure on that, I could be wrong though. I was just hoping I wouldn't fail and have to go back.
Wish I could be more help. Good luck with the 3 hr...
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My 1 hr numbers were over 180 with both boys, but I passed the 3 hr both times without a problem!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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As for what the test involves, they will take blood when you arrive after a 12 hour fast. Then you will drink a higher concentration of the glucola and they will draw at 1, 2, and 3 hours.
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Re: Glucose Test :(

I also failed my 1 hour. Not sure what 176 is.. but I was told I had an 8 and I needed a 7 to pass. They must do a different scale here or something because I'm pretty sure 20+ here and you're basically in a diabetic coma. Perhaps it has to do with the metric system

Good luck on your 3 hour Mama! I'm off to do my 3 hour at 7:30 am tomorrow since the lab is only open until 11. I need to find a good book to read. Fingers crossed for you!
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My 1 hr numbers were over 180 with both boys, but I passed the 3 hr both times without a problem!
That makes me feel a little better
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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Re: Glucose Test :(

They take your blood 4 times!?! I am in big trouble. I have HORRIBLE veins (most of the lab techs won't touch me) and they can usually only draw successfully from one place and its really painful (my right hand). Oh boy. This is going to be fun!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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I failed my one hour and passed the three hour. I don't know what my one hour numbers were, though.

Let them know ahead of time about your difficult veins. Hopefully it won't be as bad as you are expecting.

Honestly, if I had been allowed to have a snack and some coffee, sitting there wouldn't have been so bad. I got to lounge in a recliner and I brought my laptop and went online, watched Netflix, etc.
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