I missed the cutoff by one point (passed two, failed one by about 15 points and the other by one point). When I met with the educator, I told her that the 1-point draw had been taken about 5 minutes early and she said that if it had been taken at 1 hour I'd probably have passed. Sigh. But I would have been worried if I was even close to the cut-off.
So she gave me my machine and we talked about diet and exercise, and I learned how to test the blood. It is so not a big deal! I had been so nervous about it and I hate needles, and it was really not bad at all.
Unfortunately, it seems like only 1 of the fingers on my left hand will bleed enough, so I ended up pricking my fingers three times today to try to get enough blood and wasted a test strip because I tried it with a drop that was too small.
But my first post-meal number was only 76 and I ate leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and milk for lunch. I even had gravy. So I'm obviously going to be working out the kinks of this diet thing a little bit. We'll see how dinner goes, I guess!