+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 22 of 22
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks for all the replies ladies. I see the midwife on Tuesday so will take my full weeks test results with me. I did do the testing an hour after and it was only a little bit higher then my 2hour results. I'm not on insulin and hoping that I dont have to.
    Just got my fingers crossed that the low results mean i'm eatting okay but i'm also adding a little bit more sugar so I dont start feeling sick to (which im craving anyways). I've been writing down what I've been eating to I can show the midwife.
    I tested my husbands last night and he's was 2.0 higher then me and we'd eatten the same thing. Its all so confusing but hopefully sorted on Tuesday.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    6,213
    Thanks
    387
    Thanked
    594
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I was like you in my 2nd pregnancy. The Glucose Tolerance Test just shows that if you have pure sugar what your body does with it. It doesn't actually reflect what your blood sugars are like on a usual day - that's what the finger prick testing is for. My understanding is that your Glucose Tolerance Test can be just in the GD range and yet your finger prick sugars can be really high, or you could be well into the GD range on the initial test and have good finger prick sugars. Diet & exercise (and presumably an element of genetics) play a big role in what your actual finger prick sugars are.

    Having said all that in my 1st pregnancy I did 'everything' right and yet my sugars 2 hours after breakfast were 8 - 10. Didn't matter how much I ate or exercised (although due to health issues I couldn't exercise much). I ended up on insulin 3 times a day with meals.

    Then in my 2nd pregnancy my sugars were 4 - 5 most of the time ... until I got to about 38 weeks when they sneaked up, but my Endocrinologist said not to worry about starting insulin by that stage, he just wanted my Ob to deliver me early instead. I had my bub at 39+3 weeks.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to mim1 For This Useful Post:

    mandi85  (22-04-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Gestational Diabetes help please
    By mordygordy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 24-04-2012, 21:33
  2. Changes to Gestational Diabetes
    By Littlemissmetal in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-02-2012, 20:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays. We also offer outdoor programs during the summer months (Oct-Mar) at Rostrevor college.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!