susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8327 posts27th Jun
Quoting motherofboys:" I have to say I felt awful after the 3rd hr. especially, I drove the 15 min. from the clinic to my house ... [snip!] ... after the test, that way my drive home is a bit safer. I was told I had what appeared to be hyperinsulinism during the test."
I felt awful when I took it with DD, but thankfully my dad was there to drive me around. They were nice enough to let me skip it this time after I failed my 3 hour. :)
There is some good info on wikipedia about hyperinsulinism and how it's linked to diabetes. Maybe that could give you some idea of what is happening?
motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2255 posts27th Jun
That article reminds me of what it's like when I'm not pregnant. Normally I have to eat what I think is massive amounts of food to prevent hypoglycemic symptoms. Although I don't know if I ever had hypoglycemia for certain as I've never tested my blood sugars when I wasn't pregnant. I do know that I've always had to eat about every 2 hours, rather large snacks that some might even consider a small meal, to avoid feeling shaky during the day. So it has been rather nice to only feel the need to eat as much as a normal person since I've gotten pregnant. :) So I don't know if the hyperinsulinism is a response to a newly developed insulin resistance or if I had it before, or if I've always just produced too much insulin. I eat if I'm hungry and I don't if I'm not, that's all I truly know. The body and how it works is just plain confusing at times.