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Refusing the 3 hour glucose test!! Liz Dunn 1 child; 2 angel babies; Mechanicsville, MD, United States 223 posts
12th Feb '11

i failed the 1 hour test by a few points, the orange gunk made me ill and i slept all of that day and the following day when i got home. I am Hypo-glycemic meaning my sugar drops and i get dizzy, sometimes passing out (not since i was preggers). That by itself is the reason i don't want to do the 3 hour test, and on top of that I would HAVE to do it at 630am in maryland in winter when there's normally ice on the road when i wake up at 10 let alone leaving the house at 530am for something stupid like that!! My next OB appointment is at 130pm on monday the 21st and I told the DR i'd do the test but now that i'm thinking about it i can't do the test, i only have 2 good veins, one in my hand the other in my arm, I KNOW that the test is gonna come up jacked just because of the stupid sugar crap like it did last time, and my daughter isn't excessively large, and I've only gained a pound a week so i'm not gaining excessively either!!

Gone... 1 child; Victoria, British Columbia 4181 posts
12th Feb '11

I'd do it anyways, it's important.

eod, the sock rocker. 3 kids; Charlottesville, Virginia 10825 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i failed the 1 hour test by a few points, the orange gunk made me ill and i slept all of that day and ... [snip!] ... last time, and my daughter isn't excessively large, and I've only gained a pound a week so i'm not gaining excessively either!!"


I'd do it. GD is nothing to take lightly.

Kohners & Kayleighs Mommy 34 kids; Conroe, Texas 9214 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i failed the 1 hour test by a few points, the orange gunk made me ill and i slept all of that day and ... [snip!] ... last time, and my daughter isn't excessively large, and I've only gained a pound a week so i'm not gaining excessively either!!"


You my dear are selfish!

MAIKENTRA 1 child; Maine 6552 posts
12th Feb '11

I would do it. If you don't know whether or not you have gestational diabetes, it can result in a stillbirth. You have to constantly test your blood and you have to be on a strict diet, or your baby could get sick.

ETA: I had gestational diabetes.

Shannon +4 Due February 16; 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7725 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i failed the 1 hour test by a few points, the orange gunk made me ill and i slept all of that day and ... [snip!] ... last time, and my daughter isn't excessively large, and I've only gained a pound a week so i'm not gaining excessively either!!"

i just did my 3 hour worst thing ever! you have to go in get blood drawn drink the drink and then wait 1 hour and then blood again and then wait an hour then blood AGAIN! and they used the same whole everytime becasue they couldnt find a vain so i got 7 needles in total 4 all in the same spot :( it hurt

Graycie's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 3675 posts
12th Feb '11

GD can be very dangerous. None of those reasons are good enough excuses to take that risk.

Liz Dunn 1 child; 2 angel babies; Mechanicsville, MD, United States 223 posts
12th Feb '11

i looked it up and a good percentage of people fail the 1 hour test just because of the sugar gunk, and i have a LOW blood glucose problem so i can't have GD anyways!!

TypoDemon 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hagerstown, MD, United States 20743 posts
12th Feb '11

I refused it with my first and refused both tests with my second. Its your call though.

~ALI~ 3 kids; South Dakota 18333 posts
12th Feb '11

It is pretty important to do the test. Veins or no veins. I failed the 1 hour by a couple points and got sick too. I passed the 3 hour and honestly it wasn't that bad.

Kohners & Kayleighs Mommy 34 kids; Conroe, Texas 9214 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Graycie's Mommy:" GD can be very dangerous. None of those reasons are good enough excuses to take that risk."


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Gone... 1 child; Victoria, British Columbia 4181 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i failed the 1 hour test by a few points, the orange gunk made me ill and i slept all of that day and ... [snip!] ... last time, and my daughter isn't excessively large, and I've only gained a pound a week so i'm not gaining excessively either!!"



1. You'll be monitored, fainting can happen..they're prepared for that
2. Who cares if it's at 630 am, will you complain if you go into labour at 630am? It's not that early really.
3. GD is not something to take lightly.
4. You ONLY have two good veins? I call bull. I was dehydrated in the hospital and when they had to put the IV in, they got the IV team to do it, and after over 10 fails at trying to find a good vein, they eventually got it in.
5. Just suck it up, and do it.

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i looked it up and a good percentage of people fail the 1 hour test just because of the sugar gunk, and i have a LOW blood glucose problem so i can't have GD anyways!!"


Erroneous thinking. You can still get it. Go get your test.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting eodmommy *OKGFB*:" I'd do it. GD is nothing to take lightly."


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Refusing the glucose tolerance test is a very selfish decision, IMO. If you have it and aren't being treated, you're putting your baby at risk.

Kohners & Kayleighs Mommy 34 kids; Conroe, Texas 9214 posts
12th Feb '11
Quoting Liz Dunn:" i looked it up and a good percentage of people fail the 1 hour test just because of the sugar gunk, and i have a LOW blood glucose problem so i can't have GD anyways!!"


Yes you CAN have it with pregnancty. Its to check your levels and see what your body does with all the sugar and 3hrs and then find out what course needs to be taken to keep you and baby healthy throughout the rest of your pregnancy!