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    Ok I had my Gtt done last week and I threw up at the 1st hr 😒 has anyone had this problem and actually had gdm they won't retest me but want to put me into the gdm group along with the other 2 groups I'm in
    My fasting sugar reading was 5.7 or at least that's what the woman put down I have to see the endo guy tomoz an then the fet / mat medicine doc after that I was ment to go to a gdm class and pay for a sugar tester thing but I don't have the money for it and I live a fair distance from the hospital so I missed it hehe

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    Why won't they let you retest? When I nearly threw up at my first GTT the
    Pathologist told me that if I did I would have to come back and redo the test.

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    I would insist on a re-test. I was told if I walked around during the test I would have to re do it!! I also was dx with GD from my test and then told on the day of delivery (I agreed to join a study) that my results actually didn't meet the minimums for GD any longer! Trust me, if you can avoid the hassle of unneeded worry and intervention, do
    Best of luck

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    You don't need a retest. The fasting level was too high so even if the 2 hour result is normal, unfortunately you have gestational diabetes. If you can't afford the blood sugar testing machine let the hospital know and they might have one they can lend you or they might have one they can give you for free.

    I've had gestational diabetes twice (both pregnancies) and although it sucks and it's annoying, it actually made me eat nice & healthy food (I had been slack) and in my 1st pregnancy I was diagnosed at nearly 31 weeks and I didn't gain any weight that point on in the pregnancy (only gained 8kg in total). Bonus .

    There are risks of having Gestational Diabetes and so it is best not to ignore it and although it is super annoying if you have other issues too, hopefully they can ******line your appointments a bit so you don't need to see millions of doctors/nurses/midwives each week! All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    You don't need a retest. The fasting level was too high
    I was informed that for the purpose of the GTT the fasting level should be <6 (in Nov 2011 when I was Dx) would this differ between caregivers?

    I was also made aware on delivery day that the minimums had been raised since I was Dx (not sure if that meant all levels or just one in particular though). The hospital should have a diabetes councillor, maybe give them a call and ask for more info.

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    I'm seeing the endocrinologist in the morning anyway so hopefully he can shed more light on the subject te minimum sugar level varies between hospitals my gp runs fasting tests on my once a year just to be safe with my medical history I have very little to no appetite right now and I don't generally have one while preg I'm currently 18 weeks so they only wanted to test early cause I've had so many health issues
    They don't want to retest cause I have extremely hard veins to deal with and I threw up about double the drink I had so they don't want to make me go through te trauma again lol a close friend was diagnosed and she was told she was borderline at 6.5 so I'm gonna have loads of questions tomoz

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlpreston View Post
    I was informed that for the purpose of the GTT the fasting level should be <6 (in Nov 2011 when I was Dx) would this differ between caregivers?

    I was also made aware on delivery day that the minimums had been raised since I was Dx (not sure if that meant all levels or just one in particular though). The hospital should have a diabetes councillor, maybe give them a call and ask for more info.
    When I was diagnosed (over 6 years ago with #1 & 18 months ago with #2) the fasting cut-off for diagnosis was 5.5, but according to my Endo last time the fasting target is dropping to 5.0 at some point soon, but the 2 hour target is going up ... which as my diagnosis was based on the 2 hour level both times I actually wouldn't have had gestational diabetes either time on the new criteria. oh well.

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    Ok saw the endo this morning the friggin nurse wrote down 5.7 on the sheet my level was only 4.9!! Wtf I was really nervous going in and the doc remembered me from my DD 2 and half trs ago she saw I was freaking out as I had a terrible preg with her ending up finding out I had cancer but she said that it's not an issue and he talked me through a lot and was amazingly supportive as she rember how air was want I was in last time lol she said with my history and pcos and issues they want to retest but they've given me more meds to help me get through the test so looks like the 8th jan I'll go through the ogtt again hehe seeing beanie in the morning so hoping all comes up right

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelis13 View Post
    Ok saw the endo this morning the friggin nurse wrote down 5.7 on the sheet my level was only 4.9!! Wtf I was really nervous going in and the doc remembered me from my DD 2 and half trs ago she saw I was freaking out as I had a terrible preg with her ending up finding out I had cancer but she said that it's not an issue and he talked me through a lot and was amazingly supportive as she rember how air was want I was in last time lol she said with my history and pcos and issues they want to retest but they've given me more meds to help me get through the test so looks like the 8th jan I'll go through the ogtt again hehe seeing beanie in the morning so hoping all comes up right
    Yeah for 4.9!

    But Jan 8th will mean you're 39 weeks is that right? Seems like a waste of time to me to do it so close to your due date.

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    I'm no I'm 18 now they had to test me
    Early cause I've got pcos and a rather long medical history it was better to test early to cover everything

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