I failed my 1 hour too and did the 2 hour this morning....not fun. The range to pass the 1 hour is 3-7...mine score was 8.3. I am anxious to see if I pass the 2 hour but probably won't find out until my next appt on Sept.28.
Its weird b/c everyone says to stay away from carbs but the dietician sent a guide and it has me eating carbs at every meal...they gave me carb choices which are healthy carbs like whole grain bread, fruit, beans, etc....but I thought I would have to stay away from them completely. I have my class tomorrow to learn more and get my testing stuff so I guess I'll know then. Thanks for the tips!
I was out of town and just saw this now. ttc1010, I'm sorry you have GD. What worked for me was to limit carbs and eat mostly protein and veggies. Once you have a blood sugar monitor you can see what causes your sugar to rise and what doesn't. One thing I found was that adding cinnamon to food helped because it is a natural blood sugar regulator. I'd have a bowl of yogurt with blueberries and cinnamon every day for a late morning snack, and it never caused a problem. Exercise after meals can help too. It seems like everyone reacts differently to different foods though- my friend could eat pasta without problems, but I couldn't.
When I went to the class they gave me a free testing kit (I guess the companies are glad to give away the kits because then you have to buy their brand of strips.) Be sure to get one with an adjustable lancet because I would put it on the lowest setting, test on the sides of my middle and ring fingertips, and barely feel it.
chinesebones: I'm glad you don't have it! I was not so lucky...they called today and I have gestational diabetes! Ugh! I go to my class next wednesday to learn how to control it.
Any advice from anyone on what to stay away from until then?
My monitor was wrong! I can't believe it- how could I have GD last pregnancy and not this time?
Yes, thats what my doc told me to do...I just had mine yesterday and it started at 8:30am so I just got up and didn't eat any breakfast...I was allowed to drink water though. Goodluck!!
I failed glucola too and going for 3 hr GTT on thursady,I hope to pass still no instructions from anyone what to do with diet before the test. I found online that no restrictes diet and eat as you would usually and then no water or anything for 10 hrs before the test. Is that what everyone knew?
I failed the 1- hour and 3-hour with my first dd. I cut out all carbs and kept my levels low through diet alone. DD was over 9 lbs, but I think that was more genetics than blood sugar. The "good" things about it were that I only gained 13 lbs in the whole pregnancy, and I got more u/s and non-stress tests than usual to make sure all was well. The bad things were sticking my finger 4 times a day, no pizza for 20 weeks or fresh fruit in the middle of summer (that was the worst). They wouldn't let me go past my due date so I had to be induced at 39w6d.
BTW I don't think GD is a condition that requires bed rest- just diet restriction and insulin for serious cases.
I have heard some people say they were told to add carbs to their diets for a few days before the 3-hour, so you may ask for clarification about that. The best advice I can give you is to drink a lot of water before the test because you can't drink during it.
I am waiting for my 1-hour results now- it's been a week! I'm hoping that they haven't called because I passed, but I tested myself right after the official draw, and my monitor read high. Hopefully my monitor is wrong, but I'm afraid I just fell through the cracks, and that's why they haven't called. I could call, but I'm scared to find out!
Good luck on the 3-hour!
I failed both the 1 and 3 hour tests. I have to check my blood sugar levels 4 times a day and was on a low carb diet. I was allowed 30 grams for snacks and 45 grams for meals. It was really hard keeping track of it! You can still have ice cream but that has to be your complete snack and only 1/2 a cup. :) I checked my levels for 2 weeks everyday and never had it be too high so my dr told me I can just check every other day and will be fine. He told me I don't have to be so strict on my carbs but not to get out of hand!
I think I failed because I'm having twins and it puts you at a greater risk.
But good luck! And the first hour is the worst! They wouldn't let me walk around or anything. I thought I was going to get sick.
Thanks ladies...I had to take the 3-hour test with my DS but, I was sure that was b/c the lab had messed up the bloodwork! HA! I guess not...I didn't end up having it the last time so hopefully I don't have it this time either. I researched it in case I do and it looks like I'll just have to change my diet (like, no more ice cream at 10:00 at night!)...I'm just so afraid of something going wrong and having to go on bed rest. I run an in-home day care so that would not fit into my schedule or my finances!!! Ha!
I failed my glucose screen too! I just got the results from my 3 hour test today. Whew....passed. My understanding is that quite a few people (up to 25%) fail the initial glucose tolerance screen but very few fail the 3 hour test. I'm sure you'll pass too! Sorry but btw the 3 hour test is horrible, just sitting and waiting and 4 blood collections. BOO! If you do fail (which you probably won't) you'll have to monitor your blood sugar and adjust diet and activity accordingly, insulin shots are rarely necessary.
Good Luck....take a book or ipod to the test!!! :)
Oh man the three hour test!!!! If that comes back and you don't pass you will probably have to monitor your sugars daily and you may need to do insulin or take medication. They will probably also do more ultrasounds to watch the growth of the baby because they tend to be bigger. Try not to worry too much though gestational diabetes goes away after the birth of the baby. But we are going to think positive and say you WILL PASS the 3 hour test!!!!!!!!