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Refusing the Glucose Screening Test $$ Jacksonville, North Carolina 12334 posts
12th Feb '08

My next appt is on Feb 19th and I am seriously thinking of refusing the glucose test. I'm not overweight, I weighed 110 when I got pregnant, no one in my family has ever had diabetes, and no one has ever had gestastional diabetes on either side. I hate to have my blood drawn, I always have a panic attack, ALWAYS, and I hate that crap, it takes days to get over it, so I just want to pass on the test. Has anyone else passed on their's?

Ethan & Alex's mummy 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 7522 posts
12th Feb '08

everyone has to have it....

Loraaa™ Djibouti 21913 posts
12th Feb '08

no, i think that's kinda one of the important tests IMO.

darlenesmommy CPST 34 kids; California 9644 posts
12th Feb '08

It has nothing to do with family history or your weight. I dont think any doctor will let you skip it. I had a friend that was 102 lbs when she got pregnant had no family history of it and she still had it.

waitinonababy 2 kids; Georgia 2695 posts
12th Feb '08

Its really not that bad. At my appointment they just pricked my finger an hour after I had the drink.. The drink isnt very good but its not as bad as everyone tells you. Its like carbonated, lightly flavored, water.. (I got the lemon lime kind).. Its important to know if youre okay or not, if you dont take the test and you do have diabetes it could hurt your baby.. You'll be fine. <3

:~: Kylie :~: 53 kids; Australia 12899 posts
12th Feb '08
Quoting megski:
Unknown 818 1 child; California 145 posts
12th Feb '08

I almost passed it I was suppose to do it for my 28th week but I never went at on my 36th weeks which was a couple of days ago they told me I have to do it because its etremely important so I did it and its my 2nd time during pregnancy. I hate it because I have to stay there for so long with out eatting but I only did it for my baby and his health. I dont want to regret anything later on you know but hey its your choice. Your body and your baby. Good luck!

*~Bunny~Hump~* 1 child; North Dakota 6820 posts
12th Feb '08

i know nothing..but may I ask you how much weight you gained lol.. cause i was 110 at the beginning of this lol, and i'm just curious.. oh but you don't have to say if you don't want to... I'll have to agree wit you with the blood being drawn.. complete panic :shock:

Loraaa™ Djibouti 21913 posts
12th Feb '08
Quoting waitinonababy:
Ethan & Alex's mummy 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 7522 posts
12th Feb '08

I had a lemonade drink and it wasnt that bad stronger and more sugery then the normal lemonade...and then an hour later I had blood taken and then it was all done

waitinonababy 2 kids; Georgia 2695 posts
12th Feb '08
Quoting LoraChristine:
♥T 2 kids; Shelbyville, Indiana 29209 posts
12th Feb '08
Quoting megski:
bittermelon 1 child; Austin, Texas 10116 posts
12th Feb '08

i'm sure that if you really want to refuse the test that you could. however, gestational diabetes has nothing to do with your weight or your family history since it is not true diabetes. i had to have both the 1 hour and 3 hour tests and it turned out to be negative. the thing is, you might want to know if you have it since the complications include the baby growing very large, causing you to have to have a c section. that's a hell of a lot worse than having a little blood drawn. if you do have it, it does need to be managed. good luck with whatever you decide, but i would think that you would care more about the health of the baby than your phobia.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
12th Feb '08

gestational diabetes isn't necessarily genetic...
i wouldn't skip it.

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
12th Feb '08

It doesn't matter with the weight gain or family history for gestational diabetes.