Thursday, January 2, 2014

BAM! Glucose overload

At my 24 week appointment I did the 1 hour glucose test.  Evidently, not overloading on sugar does not give you an edge towards passing this test.  My doctor retests anyone over 136, although I read online that over 140 is worth a retest.  Either way, I was 142.  Boo.  So now I have to go in tomorrow and do a 3 hour glucose test.  Good thing I have good veins and am not afraid of needles, because they are doing 4 blood draws.  I haven't really wanted to know about what the test results could mean, because I feel there's no sense in worrying over something for an entire week before the results come in.  I, of course, did google some info about glucose testing after getting my "you failed" results (and had flashbacks to a Geology course I took in college that I barely passed). 

I tried not to read too much but saw that having a high number means you have gestational diabetes, which means a recommended diet during pregnancy.  And, it means you are more likely to have a bigger baby and need a c-section.  All things considered, I can take that.  The one thing that I'm  not so easy going about is that it means your baby is more likely to have Type 1 Diabetes.  Type 2 Diabetes runs in my family, but no one has had Type 1 Diabetes that I know of.  After hitting 24 weeks I was feeling pretty good and really believed that since it wasn't easy getting here, that once I got here, everything would be smooth sailing.  Wishful thinking! 

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