Pregnancy 18-24 Community
3 hour glucose tolerance test
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pregnancy and childbirth in women age 18 to 24.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

3 hour glucose tolerance test

I had my 3 hour glucose test on Saturday, becasue of course I failed the 1 hour one.  I called the docs office and they said that they would have my results for 2 or 3 more days.  I then called the lab that did my blood work and they gave me my numbers.  After fasting for twelve hours it was 76, the max was 95 so that was good.  One hour after I drank the glucose stuff it was 123, the max being 180.  At two hours it was 181, max being 155. The third hour it was 38 the max being 140.

My blood sugar dropped from 181 to 38 in one hour.  That is almost 150 points and seems very wierd to me and my mom almost had a cow that it was that low.  I don't know if any of you know but does that sound way too low to anyone?  Do you think that I failed and have gestational diabetes?  Any insight would be appreciated!!

Thank you!
Related Discussions
-4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
279415_tn?1217375230
I think you have to fail 2 out of 3 draws to have gestational diabetes.  I'm not sure.  unfortunatly I did fail my test, they never told me what my numbers were just that i definatly have gestational diabetes.  i think you should be ok since it looks like you only failed one draw.....but like i said i cant be sure.
Blank
316015_tn?1216737031
Thank you!  I wasn't sure and they have to wait for the patologist to interpret it. I was mostly worried because mine dropped so much from the second to third hour. Now I know why I felt like I was going to pass out on my way home!

Sorry to hear that you did not pass!  At least it goes away once baby is born. Are they just having you control it with diet or do you have to take insulin?
Blank
202436_tn?1326477933
Your numbers are supposed to be UNDER the max.  I would be worried if they went OVER not under. This is a general idea of what they go by.

Results of three hour glucose tolerance test
Gestational diabetes will be diagnosed if two of the following values are exceed the normal limit.

Fasting - 95 mg/dL
1 hour - 180 mg/dL
2 hours - 155 mg/dL
3 hours - 140 mg/dL

Many times if you DO fail 2 out of the 4 they will repeate the test to make sure.  But not all doctors will do that.  The numbers you listed above show that you only exceeded the limit on ONE of the blood draws.  That sounds good.  I had to do the 3 hr this time and my doc never gave me my numbers just told me that I was "borderline" and to watch my sugar and starch intake...no insulin, no more tests, no strict diets....I wouldn't worry til you hear from your doctor.
Blank
202436_tn?1326477933
HAH! I'm such a dope...I didn't pay attention to the date on the OP and didn't realize that Dr. Logan-dipstick-moron had done his spam posting and bumped this one up LOL
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
LOL GA, yeah I noticed that there were a lot of really older posts up on the front page today and I thought medhelp was screwing up.. Stupid "dr_logan"  >:(
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9121436_tn?1407983102
Blank
showard022
7283364_tn?1401049650
Blank
GeekMom1213
ME
7174950_tn?1406664709
Blank
tishaxx
8765505_tn?1399768536
Blank
ash060115
Ireland
9797462_tn?1410755278
Blank
Staceyyyyy91314
Indianapolis, IN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mummainoz