Question about Glucose screening test.

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Okay, I've failed my first glucose test and now I have to take a 3 hr glucose test. If I've failed this one is that mean my child maybe diebetic?

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Brandi - posted on 12/03/2009

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NO. It means that you are a diabetic (at least while you are pregnant). I also had gestational diabetes. you will need to see a dietician to help you understand what foods you should avoid and which foods are good choices for you. You will also be testing your blood sugar regularly (at least 4 times daily). If diet alone doesn't control your sugar levels, you will have to either take a glucose pill (i took glyburide) OR do insulin injections. Your pregnancy will be considered high risk (but I wouldn't worry too much about that). When you get to about 7 mos along, you will see your dr. Every other week and at 8 mons. you will see your dr. every week until delivery. they will do non stress tests (which are nothing really). they put you on a fetal monitor and watch the heartrate and movement of the baby to ensure that the baby is active (sometimes if your sugar gets too high or low, the baby will get less active, so it's important to watch your diet carefully). they will do extra ultrasounds in the last month or so to check your amniotic fluid levels (again if your sugar isn't controlled well, your body can make less fluid for your baby to live in, so DRINK LOTS OF WATER, it will help your amniotic fluid levels). If you turn out to be a gestational diabetic, you will have to watch your weight gain carefully as babies of gestational diabetics tend to be larger (avg. of 10-11 lbs.) (MY KIDS WERE ONLY 6lbs3oz. and 7lbs.4oz. and I was a pretty sever gestational diabetic, so just watch your diet). You will have to avoid/limit carbs and sugars because carbs turn into sugar in your body. Some hidden places you will find carbs are milk, yogurt, *I ate a lot of cheese as there are almost no carbs, but lots of calcium) Veggies are freebees, but fruit needs to be watched. Pasta, potatoes, and bread are some of the things that you will need to really limit, as they can make your sugar levels skyrocket pretty quickly. It will be a little difficult (esp. cuz as a pregnant woman you should be able to eat whatever you want, but you can't) BUT your new baby will make it all TOTALLY worth it. I did it twice and have 2 wonderful children who are very healthy. TO FULLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION: Your baby is not likely to have diabetes, HOWEVER, YOU are many times more likely to become diabetic in your 50s or later in life, so just be aware of that. Good luck with your pregnancy and your new baby. Everything is gonna turn out just fine. One more thing, your dr. will probably want to induce you around a week or so before your due date, as the longer the baby stays inside of you, the more stress your body undergoes and the more likely your baby will be large. So BONUS you will know pretty close to the day when you will get to meet your baby. other BONUS: you get to see your baby LOTS on ultrasound and hear your baby LOTS on the nonstress tests. Good luck again.

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Raeanne - posted on 12/04/2009

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It would mean you have gestational diabetes...I developed this during my pregnancy and had to go on insulin. You may not need to go on insulin, some ppl can control it with diet alone.It usually goes away once you deleiver your baby. Good luck.

Sheree - posted on 12/04/2009

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no, it doesn't. i actually failed the tolerence test with two of my pregnancies but the three hour test was fine. try not to worry.

Christine - posted on 12/03/2009

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No, in fact your child probably will not have diabetes, and if they do you will not know until they are older. I was borderline with my second child and I had gestational diabetes with my third. I even had to do insulin shots. It can be scary, but as long as you commit to following the diet your doctor gives you, you will be fine. As soon as you give birth it will go away and your baby will be fine. They had to monitor my daughters sugar levels since I was on insulin, but she was perfect. Do worry it will be fine.

Michele - posted on 12/03/2009

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No, it doesn't mean that you're child will be diabetic, it just means that you may have developed a treatble pregnancy condition called gestational diabetes that with the proper medical treatment usually disappears after delivery.

Brandi - posted on 12/03/2009

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NO. It means that you are a diabetic (at least while you are pregnant). I also had gestational diabetes. you will need to see a dietician to help you understand what foods you should avoid and which foods are good choices for you. You will also be testing your blood sugar regularly (at least 4 times daily). If diet alone doesn't control your sugar levels, you will have to either take a glucose pill (i took glyburide) OR do insulin injections. Your pregnancy will be considered high risk (but I wouldn't worry too much about that). When you get to about 7 mos along, you will see your dr. Every other week and at 8 mons. you will see your dr. every week until delivery. they will do non stress tests (which are nothing really). they put you on a fetal monitor and watch the heartrate and movement of the baby to ensure that the baby is active (sometimes if your sugar gets too high or low, the baby will get less active, so it's important to watch your diet carefully). they will do extra ultrasounds in the last month or so to check your amniotic fluid levels (again if your sugar isn't controlled well, your body can make less fluid for your baby to live in, so DRINK LOTS OF WATER, it will help your amniotic fluid levels). If you turn out to be a gestational diabetic, you will have to watch your weight gain carefully as babies of gestational diabetics tend to be larger (avg. of 10-11 lbs.) (MY KIDS WERE ONLY 6lbs3oz. and 7lbs.4oz. and I was a pretty sever gestational diabetic, so just watch your diet). You will have to avoid/limit carbs and sugars because carbs turn into sugar in your body. Some hidden places you will find carbs are milk, yogurt, *I ate a lot of cheese as there are almost no carbs, but lots of calcium) Veggies are freebees, but fruit needs to be watched. Pasta, potatoes, and bread are some of the things that you will need to really limit, as they can make your sugar levels skyrocket pretty quickly. It will be a little difficult (esp. cuz as a pregnant woman you should be able to eat whatever you want, but you can't) BUT your new baby will make it all TOTALLY worth it. I did it twice and have 2 wonderful children who are very healthy. TO FULLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION: Your baby is not likely to have diabetes, HOWEVER, YOU are many times more likely to become diabetic in your 50s or later in life, so just be aware of that. Good luck with your pregnancy and your new baby. Everything is gonna turn out just fine. One more thing, your dr. will probably want to induce you around a week or so before your due date, as the longer the baby stays inside of you, the more stress your body undergoes and the more likely your baby will be large. So BONUS you will know pretty close to the day when you will get to meet your baby. other BONUS: you get to see your baby LOTS on ultrasound and hear your baby LOTS on the nonstress tests. Good luck again.

Christie - posted on 12/03/2009

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It means that you have gestational diabetes. I had gestational diabetes with my second pregnacy (she's 11 days old now), and the diabetes has gone away. This do not mean that your child has diabetes. I was lucky and was able to control my sugar levels just by diet alone (basically cutting down on the carbs). So since I had no trouble doing that, my DD came out and did not have any problems. Some people who are unable (or unwilling) to control their sugar levels, either with diet or insulin, the baby's sugar level could drop when it is born, which can be very dangerous. So just wait and see if you fail the 3 hr test, and your doctor and a dietitican will help you from there. Good luck!

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