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January 19th, 2014, 04:23 PM
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So I failed my 1 hour at over 200 so they would not do a 3 hour. They just threw the GD label at me. First day checking sugars came back perfect and I ate just a hair over what they wanted no exercise. 2 day even more carbs, no exercise still normal. 3rd day the same. I even have desert. my blood sugar levels are fine. I do take Chromium... so maybe that is why. I may test tomorrow without. However I am starting to think my diagnosis is bs. They wanted to automatically schedule me for induction too! I am sorry... but I got diagnosed at 24 weeks... isn't that a little early? They said normal protocol. Well... no thank you! How do they know it is even necessary? The only reasons the give are "chance" of big baby and stillbirth. I am not going to jump into a risky induction for an 8% increase risk of big baby (for UNcnotroled GD btw) or their idle threat of stillbirth. Yes, the newest and biggest study of GD states no evidence of increase risk of stillbirth. There is no connection at all. That is just something they threat. Which is horrible.

So not only am I mad that they are trying (unsuccessfully) to push me into an unnecessary induction (which goes against FDA regulation on Pitocin), but I am not sure that I even have a GD problem at all!?! Has anyone else had this happen?
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January 25th, 2014, 07:59 AM
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If your 1 hour fasting was over 200, you have GD. There is no question, you have it. Eating appropriately can make it look like normal, even allow you to have dessert. But that doesn't mean the test was wrong. However, you are correct that automatically insisting on an induction is BS. That is NOT standard protocol. I have type 2 diabetes which is incredibly severe during pregnancy and while I would have to be induced, it would only have been if I went over 39 weeks (diabetes makes the placenta deteriorate pretty quickly). My doctors were really hoping I'd go into labor on my own before then. They did NOT want to induce unless they had to. My blood pressure got out of hand so they had to, but they weren't happy about it.

Yes, you have gd. But you should think about getting a second opinion about labor induction. I personally might think about switching doctors. It sounds like they are going to try to force interventions on you.
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January 29th, 2014, 04:10 PM
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If your 1 hour fasting was over 200, you have GD. There is no question, you have it. Eating appropriately can make it look like normal, even allow you to have dessert. But that doesn't mean the test was wrong. However, you are correct that automatically insisting on an induction is BS. That is NOT standard protocol. I have type 2 diabetes which is incredibly severe during pregnancy and while I would have to be induced, it would only have been if I went over 39 weeks (diabetes makes the placenta deteriorate pretty quickly). My doctors were really hoping I'd go into labor on my own before then. They did NOT want to induce unless they had to. My blood pressure got out of hand so they had to, but they weren't happy about it.

Yes, you have gd. But you should think about getting a second opinion about labor induction. I personally might think about switching doctors. It sounds like they are going to try to force interventions on you.
The good news is they backed off on the whole induction thing. I brought so much ammo with me expecting a war too... and they just kinda didn't even look at it but said "okay". Weird since I was getting so much push back at first. They even said that there was notes in my file to let me go to 42 weeks pending good sugar levels and a clean NST.

The thing that made me wonder if it was just a wacky test is that I am not eating "appropriately" or exercising. I did this a little at a time to see just how far I could push it. but it seems fine. I had one fasting number of 97 (only 2 points higher then acceptable range) But I really pigged out on carbs and it was way latter then my normal nighttime meal/snack being about 1:30 in the morning. lol So I pretty much expected it to be a little higher then normal.

Other then that everything has been going fine.
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February 3rd, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Can you ask for a retest?
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February 9th, 2014, 02:01 PM
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Eating poorly won't cause blood sugar tests to be abnormal, because your body is working normally (unless you are eating bags of sugar, I'm pretty sure that would screw anybody up). But if you think they got it wrong, ask for a retest. A retest won't hurt, your insurance will probably even pay for it.

I am SOOO relieved that they backed off on induction. That had me worried!
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