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15 October 2007 @ 05:54 pm
I had my 1 hour diabetes (aka glucose tolerance test) test last Thursday.  Everyone had warned me how gross the orange stuff you had to drink was, but I found it to be not that bad.  It was like really sweet orange soda.  It was even carbonated.  I know my doctor isn't in the office on Mondays, so I wasn't expecting to get the results until tomorrow.  Color me surprised when I get a call at work this morning from the office (not the actual doc) to tell me my sugar level was "a little high."  I now have to go for the 3 hour test to determine whether or not I have gestational diabetes.  That pretty much ruined my day.

Yes, yes, I realize this isn't the end of the world and we don't know for sure yet, but I am seriously bummed at the thought of cutting out sugar and carbs for the next 3 months. I love my snacky cakes. I was just speaking with a friend of mine who had diabetes with her first pregnancy and when I told her I didn't have to fast for the hour test, she thought that was very strange.  I did eat a banana before I went to the lab which might be account for my elevated sugar level.  I go for the three hour test on Thursday and I plan on eating as little carbs and sugar as I can and then nothing after 8PM.   I do have to fast for this test, but I am being extra careful.  I really do not want to deal with it.  Plus, having gestational diabetes puts me at higher risk for adult onset diabetes when I'm older.   DO NOT WANT!

Then on top of all that, my blood type is negative and hubbie's in positive, so I have to get an injection of Rhogam so that my body doesn't start producing antibodies that will attack the baby as though it were a foreign body.  Yay for the Rh factor!  I went down to the injection room (located in the same building as my doctor) to get the shot and they told me they have to order it and will call me when its in.  Haven't heard from them yet and I'm pretty sure I need to get it asap.  *sigh*  I'm calling my doc tomorrow, I'll see what he says. 

Other than all that, the little guy is moving around and kicking up a storm.  It's really quite amazing to see my stomach move!  I can't wait to finally see him.   28 weeks in, 12 weeks to go.

Current Mood: depresseddown
rookafrk on October 16th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
i do find it strange that you were not told to fast before the test... at home we are always told to stop eating (and even drinking) anything before a blood and/or diabetes test starting from mindnight on the previous day.
It might really be the problem...
you're gonna be alright, don't worry ^^
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 16th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the banana is what did me in. I'm feeling confident that I will pass the 3 hour test with flying colors. ^__^
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on October 16th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Every pregnant woman I know, including myself, winds up getting it. I seriously think they have the scale way too low. I had to stick my finger 3 times a day for the entire pregnancy, and the highest my sugar ever got was 150ish after a dinner at a Mexican restaurant (yay for chips). Don't sweat it too much. I basically ate Lean Cuisines for lunch and had the miniature Milky Way Lights and mini 3 musketeers for a dessert afterwards (or afternoon snack). That was enough to give me my chocolate fix without sending my blood sugar into overload. And actually, the nutritionist had me eating more (6-7 meals a day) instead of less. I was having chocolate milk (1% milk with Ovaltine mix) and/or a tablespoon of peanutbutter every night. It was crazy.

I hope the different bloodtypes don't cause you problems and that the shot helps. *rubs momma's tummy and hums to junior*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 16th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
It will suck, but I will deal with it if I do get the diabetes. I would only have to deal with it for 3 months, which isn't too terrible. I'm almost positive that the banana I ate that morning is what spiked my numbers. I'll do much better on the 3 hour.

The shot should take care of any problems that might arise. Once the baby is born, they will check to see if he is positive or negative and that will determine if I need a second shot. But all will be well.^^
Franfranwi on October 16th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
You'd expect to give up smoking and drinking during a pregnancy... but snacky cakes? That's not fair! And oh goodness, the Rh factor - that brought back vague memories of biology class. Is the shot something you don't need until this stage of your pregnancy? I can't believe you only have 12 more weeks to go. Wow!
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 16th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
The shot is generally given at 28 weeks, which is where I am. They will check the baby's blood type when he's born to see if he's positive or negative and depending on that result will determine if I need to get a second shot. The shot will also stop my body from attacking any future pregnancies. Isn't this fun?

And believe me, no one is more shocked that there is only 12 weeks left than me. The brick is totally being shit right now.