Glucose test #1 follow-up

On the way to the airport this morning, my OB’s office called with my first glucose test results. The assistant informed me that my result was a few points over the desirable limit (her exact words were, “slightly elevated”), so my doctor wants me to come back in before my 28th week for a second glucose test.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Needless to say, I was not thrilled to hear this.

For the second glucose test, they ask you to fast for at least 9-12 hours before you come in to drink the glucola a second time. When you come in, they give you the same bottle of glucola, you drink it, then wait an hour. Then, they draw your blood again to see what the result is. I’ve read that for many women who “fail” the first test, the vast majority end up having no issues and do not have gestational diabetes – this is somewhere between 85-90 percent of women. Maybe I will be one of those lucky 85-90 percent of women? Please? Please…

Me? Potentially having gestational diabetes? Why? I exercise a ton and keep active. I eat a very balanced diet and don’t even eat that much refined sugar. This is just really terrible luck if I end up having it. They say that it’s not the pregnant woman’s fault when she gets it, and little can be done to “prevent” it. It’s just genetics and plain bad luck unless you are already obese/overweight, do not exercise, or have a terrible diet.

Just need to keep positive. I really, really hope I pass the next test. It’s scheduled for the Wednesday after we come back from Turkey, and I have to go first thing in the morning. Ughhhhh.

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