My insurance company paid $4.53 for my 1 hour GTT. I don't know how that even covered the cost of the drink plus the processing of the blood, so I highly doubt it's an insurance scam. (Edited to correct the amount they paid)
I know I would much rather take the 1 hour test if it means I have a chance of not having to take the 3 hour. I have heard of some people that say their offices are switching to everyone doing a fasting 2 hour test so there may be some changes coming.
@newyearsbaby5 Depending on how your body responds you should still be able to have ice cream the rest of your pregnancy even if you have GD. For diet changes unless you are one that loads up on carbs at every meal, I think it's more a matter of how meals are spaced out and the balance of food at all 6 meals/snacks. And, in some women with GD, diet is not sufficient at controlling it and they need to go on meds or insulin. It's just a matter of how your body reacts to the increased insulin needs during pregnancy. FX the 3 hour test goes well.
@KarliQ88 Sorry to hear that you were diagnosed. There is a weekly check-in for those of us that have been diagnosed so be sure to check that out. It's crazy how GD diabetes works but it's nothing you could have prevented, your body just can't keep up with the insulin needs of baby. Sounds like you are in a good spot for getting started and great that you only have to wait until Thursday to get going. It's not as bad as it seems and you'll find you are probably asked to eat more carbs than you were eating before, it's just spread out more through out the day
@KarliQ88 Our thread is just getting started on our BMB but if you want to read through what some other people have done and how it's gone, you can lurk on the December 16 board. They have a weekly check-in too.