April 2012 Moms
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Solution to my glucose test problem

So one of the major drama moments of my last pregnancy was passing out during 1-hour glucose test, failing by one pt, then doing a 1 hour IV glucose test in the hospital because couldn't handle 3 hour test, and finally passing it and being fine- but totally emotionally scarred.  So, I already told my midwife no glucose testing for me, period.  She agreed, reluctantly, at my very first apt, but I figured there would be pressure as we got closer.  Went to endocrinologist today to check on my thyroid and since they are the diabetes experts I asked her if I had any alternatives or if she thought it was fine to just skip completely.  She said she would order bloodwork where I just have to eat big meal and then go and get tested at 1 hour post meal and 2 hours post meal.  No nasty drinks, no passing out, no drama.  She said that would be equivalent to the 3 hour and she would just send results to midwife! I am proud of myself for my self-advocacy and finding a solution that I think will work for everyone!

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    I want that test!Crying  I have to do a 2 hour, fasting, glucola test.  No food + terrible GERD + sugary drink = not good things for me. 
    DS1 age 7, DD age 5 and DS2 born 4/3/12
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    imageshouldbworkin:
    I want that test!Crying  I have to do a 2 hour, fasting, glucola test.  No food + terrible GERD + sugary drink = not good things for me. 

    Any chance you could ask to be referred to an endocrinologist to do the testing if your OB can't offer you other options?

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    imagenicoleRI:

    imageshouldbworkin:
    I want that test!Crying  I have to do a 2 hour, fasting, glucola test.  No food + terrible GERD + sugary drink = not good things for me. 

    Any chance you could ask to be referred to an endocrinologist to do the testing if your OB can't offer you other options?

    I'm tempted!

    DS1 age 7, DD age 5 and DS2 born 4/3/12
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