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Glucose Tolerance Test

Hi Dr.

I took my 1 hour tolerance test last week. I was given 50 grams of glucose and my blood was tested an hour later.  My results came back 126, which is supposedly normal.  My concern is that with my son (pregnant a year ago) my test came back at 95.  I sent a message to my office, because I it appears that my body is not processing sugar as well and the nurse just waved it off, saying it was in normal range.  Do you think I should be monitoring my sugar more closely?  My next appointment is end of November.

My second random question is, someone told me to try shining a light to my belly to get the baby to move. I tried it for 30 seconds and then read that it could damage their eyes....is this a real concern?  

I appreciate your help!
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If you were my patient, I would advise you that the nurse is correct, your value is normal and nothing to be alarmed about.  The test could be affected by MANY different things, one of which might be what you ate the day before the test.  As long as the value is within the range you are OK.
Finally, there is no need for concern that the light will damage the babies eyes.  It is dark in there, and unless the light is extremely bright, it won't shine through into the uterus, and baby probably will not even notice it.
Good luck!
Dr B
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Yeah I had gestational diabetes. Ur in normal range. Mine would go up in the two and sometimes three hundreds
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