08-28-2011 07:34 PM
I did not pass the first one hour test for GD (glucose was 154 mg/ml after 50g glucose intake). I ahd fasted and not drunk any liquids during this test.
For the 4 hour test I also fasted, but this time I drank atleast 3 -4 bottles of water in the time during and before the test. (test was 100gm of glusose conc solution). The nurse told me that I could drink water as long as I did not eat. All levels were normal. And I was told I did not have GD.
My questions is did the water let me pass the test? I did end up peeing atleast 4-5 times during the 4 hours. Assuming it flushed out the glucose faster from my blood stream? Should I take the test again? Was it okay to dring as much water during the test?
12-14-2011 04:33 PM
I was just tested Friday (and found out I failed earlier today). The lab tech told me specifically before I started the test I was only permitted to drink small amounts of water, meaning a few sips at a time and no more than a few sips at a time. I also went to the bathroom about three or four times during the test, but I don't think losing that amount of fluid made much difference since all it was was sugar water.
04-03-2012 08:11 AM - edited 04-03-2012 08:12 AM
In this test you will drink 50 g of glucose in a 10 ounce liquid form. After an hour you will have your blood drawn to see how your body did with the bombardment of sugar. You will be asked to drink a 100g glucose drink (in 10 ounces). This can be a little harder then it sounds since you have only five minutes to do it. You will have your blood drawn after 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours. I thinks drinking water may affects on the Gestational Diabetes Testing.
05-01-2013 03:58 AM
05-02-2013 07:29 AM
The causes of gd and type 2 are different. Treatment and eating plans are similar. You will be checked for high blood sugar approx 6 weeks pp to make sure it has gone away but sometimes it does not (theory is in that case the mother has type 2 that just happened to be diagnosed during pregnancy). And having gd and your family history means your risk for type 2 is increased. However it is definitely not your fault and I agree it is a great wake up call. I was a junk food vegetarian for years before gd made me realize how poorly I was eating. Hang in there with the testing, and congratulations.
I was just told I have gestational diabetes and I was like I failed me and baby. But people tell me its my hormones reacting to pregnancy and that after birth will go away . I'm checking my blood levels four times aday lunch time been eating samething everyday this sucks this really is a wake up call. Also my dad has type 2 but doctors say that's diffetent then GD
Diagnosed 30 weeks, 7u humilin-n at bedtime
monkey 1 born 12/19/09 7lbs 10oz
Diagnosed 23 weeks, 28u humilin-n at bedtime
monkey 2 born 9/21/12 7lbs 0oz
05-06-2013 09:35 AM
Since you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, it will be really important for you to start working on your diet (i am assuming you are right now! ) during your pregnancy and even after your pregnancy. It is true for some women the gestational diabetes will go away after pregnancy, but it is also true that you are now at a higher risk of developing type 2.
the best thing you can do for your baby and yourself is to work with a dietician or health coach on a weekly basis so they can take a really good look at what you are eating
and help guide you to making better food choices.
One of the biggest problems that people are not aware of is High Fructose Corn Syrup....it is in many packaged foods, sauces, salad dressings. Start looking at labels and if you see anything that says Corn Syrup, HFCS...stay away from it.....even if it says "organic" !