You can refuse anything. They will tell you why they think it is important and I think it is important. You don't have to have a family history.. anyone can get it and a blood sugar over 200 can be fatal to baby.
You really should take the test,gestational diabates needs to monitored if you have it for both you and your babys sake...why wouldnt you want to take the test if you dont mind me asking? I know its not the nicest test to take but it does need to ruled out
I'm actually at the doctors office doing the 3 hour test right now. I'm starving from not eating, I have a headache but I just want to make sure that all is well and rule out any medical risk for my baby.
I personally get extremely sick when i do the test. My stomach cant tolerate it. I puke it up and end up nearly fainting everytime. I told my doctor i refuse to retake and so she ordered a blood test instead called "hemoglobin A1C". My blood sugar was fine. U could try opting for that instead.
I didn't have GD with my first pregnancy but I do this time. If it isn't controlled you can end up with a very large and/or very sick baby - it can even result in stillbirth. It isn't the most fun test but it is incredibly important for the health of your baby.
It's very important to have this test ran not just for you but for the safety of your baby you can ask your doctor about other options you have instead of doing the glucose test nut just because your family has no history of diabetes does not mean you don't have a chance of having gestational diabetes and every pregnancy is different just because you didn't have it with one pregnancy doesn't mean you won't have it for another
I too have no history of diabetes in my family, and didn't have it with my other two pregnancies, but guess what, I have gestational diabetes now.. please get checked. There are no symptoms and it's crucial for the well being of you and baby.
I was thinking of refusing it too. I already know I'm prediabetic, I monitor my blood sugar four tines a day already, and I have my a1c done every few months. I see no need to take this test when I can already tell you exactly what my blood sugar is like.
I take mine at my next visit. Dr. said it should only take an hour unless there is a problem, then I'll need to stay the full 3 hours. But I'm willing to do anything for my baby so 3 hours is nothing. Can we ask why u don't have time?
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