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finger prick(glucose test) LunaGotKnockedUp Due June 19 (boy); 2 kids; Georgia 535 posts
14th Feb '12

I went for my one hour glucose test today and I went in expecting to have my blood drawn because that's how it was done with my first son, but the lady just pricked my finger and checked it liked she checks my iron.



Got the results right then and there. I failed it. It was supposed to have been below 130 and was 142. I have to go back in two weeks for the three hour test.



Is there any particular reason she pricked my finger instead of drawing my blood?Could it be my weight?(223) I'm not complaining :P Just curious?

party in my tummy 3 kids; New Jersey 2838 posts
14th Feb '12

that is weird, my last baby was also done by drawing blood. i hope its like this this time around. and i failed last time by A LOT mine was 172 :(

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19907 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting jay and the boys:" I went for my one hour glucose test today and I went in expecting to have my blood drawn because that's ... [snip!] ... reason she pricked my finger instead of drawing my blood?Could it be my weight?(223) I'm not complaining :P Just curious?"

wat is the purpose of the 3 hr?

LunaGotKnockedUp Due June 19 (boy); 2 kids; Georgia 535 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting LilyBear'sMommy:" wat is the purpose of the 3 hr?"


I guess it's just to make extra sure? They told me they were going to fill me full of sugar and see how my body processes it over three hours.

LunaGotKnockedUp Due June 19 (boy); 2 kids; Georgia 535 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting party in my tummy:" that is weird, my last baby was also done by drawing blood. i hope its like this this time around. and i failed last time by A LOT mine was 172 :("


did you end up having GD?

Starr1 Due May 13; Indiana 16 posts
14th Feb '12

I went to have my second glucose test last saturday and they pricked my finger to get a base line then took a vial of blood. it's weird that they only pricked ur finger.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19907 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting jay and the boys:" I guess it's just to make extra sure? They told me they were going to fill me full of sugar and see how my body processes it over three hours."

bless ur heart! i about vomited and passed out w/ the 1 hr. (got mine done today)

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46831 posts
14th Feb '12

I don't know why they would only prick your finger...



With all three of my pregnancies I had my blood drawn- not a finger prick.

user banned 2 kids; Indiana 12251 posts
14th Feb '12

that's weird... never heard of that... and i've never heard of anybody finding out the same day of the test either...




i assumed they always had to draw your blood for that...

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28282 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting jay and the boys:" I went for my one hour glucose test today and I went in expecting to have my blood drawn because that's ... [snip!] ... reason she pricked my finger instead of drawing my blood?Could it be my weight?(223) I'm not complaining :P Just curious?"


They checked mine second time around with a finger prick because I have a huge phobia of needles going into my veins and it just wasn't a good idea to bring upon a full blown panic.



I passed, though.




1st child they never did anything... I think that particular hospital was pretty scared of me by then.

LunaGotKnockedUp Due June 19 (boy); 2 kids; Georgia 535 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting LilyBear'sMommy:" bless ur heart! i about vomited and passed out w/ the 1 hr. (got mine done today)"


it wasn't too bad for me lol just got a brain freeze from trying to chug the stuff

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19907 posts
14th Feb '12
Quoting jay and the boys:" it wasn't too bad for me lol just got a brain freeze from trying to chug the stuff"

yeah, my chest started hurting b/c it was so cold! lol

LunaGotKnockedUp Due June 19 (boy); 2 kids; Georgia 535 posts
14th Feb '12

all of these replies are just making me more and more curious lol i'm tempted to call tomorrow but I don't know if I should just wait until my next appointment in a couple weeks.



I was pretty shocked by how it was done, I had been psyching myself up for the blood drawing so I wouldn't panic lol

mimi.xo 2 kids; New York 104 posts
14th Feb '12

i failed my 1 hour test with a 171. but they took my blood. i had to do the three hour test, and they checked my blood every hour for three hours to see how i handled the sugar...i failed and have GD. not sure why they pricked you though. but than again, i dont know why it wouldnt be accurate. i prick my finger 4 times a day to get my sugar. im not sure why the procedure is to draw blood normally.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19907 posts
14th Feb '12

how long do u usually have to wait for the 1hr blood drawn results?