Failed Glucose Test

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I took the glucose test again last Tuesday, and my nurse called me last night to tell me I failed. My levels were 174, and normal is considered under 140. She said there is no borderline about it, I definitely have to take the 3 hour glucose. And I have to take it Monday, and I can't even go to work without taking it. She's making it out to be a national emergency.

I'm a little concerned, only because I'm worried about our baby. I'm not worried about ME so much, I know a lot about diabetes. My mom was a severe diabetic, and so I'm very well accustomed to diabetic foods, testing blood sugars, etc. I'm confident I would be able to keep everything under control.

But now I kind of feel like a failure, and like OMG what if my son is at risk? It's a shame, to feel this way. And I can only imagine how I'm going to feel on monday. Last Tuesday I was a wreck after I drank the drink, I had killer headaches, I was dizzy with hot flashes, it was gross. Thank goodness Mike was with me to drive me back to work, because I felt horrible! I'm making him go with me on monday, too, even though he expressed that he didn't want to sit there with me all day. LOL. The lab I go to is super lame, no TV, not nearly enough air conditioning, no magazines or newspapers, not even any pictures on the walls! Just a big room, full of angsty, angry people.

Of course he IS going with me.. since my nurse mentioned that if I felt that bad after the 1 hour, the 3 hour would be really rough on me. She seems to think my reaction to the one hour means I have gestational diabetes, I took the offensive, but I'm not so sure anymore.

Keep fingers crossed for us! I won't find out my results until later in the week, maybe at my OB appt on Wednesday, but possible not until later than that. I hate waiting!


Brad & Rachel on September 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM said...

Good luck! And hopefully you'll be one of the many women who fails the 1 hour but passes the 3 hour with flying colors! I'll keep you in my thoughts on Monday!

Noelle V on September 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

Good luck! I failed the three hour last week and found out on Friday. Needless to say I was pretty upset, but I'm just going to have to deal. I have my nutrionist tomorrow. My first number was 184 so I blew threw it too. Let us know how it went!

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