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Did anyone refuse 3 hr glucose test?

I haven't received my results of the 1 hour but I was wondering if any of you failed the 1 hr and then refused the 3 hr test.  If so, what was your reason and what did your doctor have you do?

 Thank you

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Re: Did anyone refuse 3 hr glucose test?

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    Why would you refuse the 3 hour? If there was a chance I had GD, I'd want to know and keep myself and baby safe.
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    imageNFL_Wife:
    Why would you refuse the 3 hour? If there was a chance I had GD, I'd want to know and keep myself and baby safe.

    THIS!

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    imageNFL_Wife:
    Why would you refuse the 3 hour? If there was a chance I had GD, I'd want to know and keep myself and baby safe.

    Ditto.  I don't understand why anyone would risk progressing through a pregnancy not knowing whether or not they have GD.  Not smart at all.

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    Refusing it could very well put yours and the babies health in danger. Please think about it before you refuse it. I had GD with DD, yeah the diet sucked, but in the end she was worth every little change, and finger prick 6 times a day.

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    I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be a safe idea. I don't know how it's treated though. If it's just a diet change and you'd be willing to take on that new diet without the 3 hour confirmation, then I'd think you could get away with it. But, if you have to be on meds or something, then no, you should take the 3 hour and find out for sure.
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    imageNFL_Wife:
    Why would you refuse the 3 hour? If there was a chance I had GD, I'd want to know and keep myself and baby safe.

    Uhhhhh. This.

    Why on earth would anyone refuse it? Indifferent?

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    I *** about some of the tests my MW orders, but not that one.  I doubt you would find many on the bump who would refuse it.
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    imageNFL_Wife:
    Why would you refuse the 3 hour? If there was a chance I had GD, I'd want to know and keep myself and baby safe.

    Absolutely! 

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    GD is hardly an area in which you'd want to do anything AMA.

    Even if you're talking about refusing it and going forward with a presumptive diagnosis for GD, I think there would still be some value in having the 3-hour test done and knowing for sure what your levels are. 

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    You got better responses on third tri.
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    imageMrsRebecca:
    You got better responses on third tri.

    ::runs to 3rd tri::?

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    I haven't received my results of the 1 hour but I was wondering if any of you failed the 1 hr and then refused the 3 hr test.  If so, what was your reason and what did your doctor have you do?

    i had the 1 hour test early on and failed it pretty miserably (yes, i am aware i'm only at 14 weeks now.  doctor was concerned about my risk for developing GD because of the history of diabetes in my family & the fact that i had been tested when i was younger).  i then was scheduled for the 3 hour, went in to attempt it, and tossed my cookies after finishing the drink (that voids the test).  i re-scheduled and my doctor called to discuss what happened, how i felt afterwards, etc. and decided the test probably wasn't good for me to try again based on how i felt later that day and the next few.  so for now, i am on a restricted diet and working with a nutritionist to see if i can't regulate my blood sugar that way.  we're going to discuss some alternative testing at my next appointment.

    there are other tests they can go besides the OGTT, so if you are concerned about it for whatever reason, definitely ask your doctor about the alternatives.  for example, you may be allowed to, instead of fasting and drinking the glucola, eat a carb-loaded breakfast and then have your blood taken in hour intervals to see how your body handles sugars and starches.  there's also a type of urine test that can be done, although the fasting glucose test is the most accurate.

    **i'm not advocating not doing the OGTT if you are able to, but i wanted to share the information.  no flames, please :) **      

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