100 lb. Club - failed my gestational diabetes test

11-29-2004, 11:46 AM
yuck.. now I have to go on Friday and take the 3 hour test.. that sucks. I really hope I pass this one!
My iron is also really low so I have to get some extra OTC pills there. Pregnancy is starting to suck. Looking forward to it being done! :D


11-29-2004, 12:23 PM
Dana, that three hour test is yucky. I had to take it three times when I was pregnant. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. I sure hope that you don't have it. I did alot of research on it when I was pregnant and I found some information that really scared me. I read that 75% of women who had gesational diabetes go on to develop diabetes sometime in their life. That was the main thing that got me going to losing some weight.

I hope that your 3 hour test goes well. By the way, you are doing awesome on your weight through your pregnancy! It's such a hard time to keep it under control and you are doing so well.

11-29-2004, 01:37 PM
Good luck with the test. I don't know if I was lucky or unlucky but I didn't have to take the 3 hour test, they sent me straight into the diabetic clinic with 7x a day blood sugar testing to get a baseline. I wouldn't worry too much about it. I know that stress can make your levels be off.

Ditto what Tammy said about wanted to change after having that diagnosis.

11-30-2004, 07:55 AM
Being gestational actually wasn't so much of a bad thing for me. They put me on a special diet and I actually lost weight while pregnant lol.

Hope all goes well for you *hugs*


11-30-2004, 04:26 PM
Lots of love to you and good thoughts and prayers for Friday!

Inca's Momma
11-30-2004, 04:33 PM
Good luck Friday Dana! :grouphug:

We'll all be here praying for good news.

11-30-2004, 05:35 PM
Good luck on Friday Dana!!

I can't believe what a great job you have done on managing your weight so far. You rock!! :)

12-08-2004, 06:12 PM
Yahoo!! I passed my 3 hour test!! I'm so happy about that - I did realize that I am NO good on a low carb diet!!

Thanks all for your support!


12-08-2004, 07:55 PM
Wow, that's great news -- congrats! Must be a huge relief.

12-08-2004, 09:57 PM
Oh, that's great news! I bet you're so incredibly relieved.

You're doing so darn well with your weight. I wish I had you around for inspiration when I was pregnant.

12-08-2004, 11:21 PM
Great news Dana! Keep us posted, i love hearing about the baby stuff. :)

12-09-2004, 12:26 AM
That's awesome, i'm so happy for you! :)

12-09-2004, 08:48 AM
Great News!!!!

12-09-2004, 01:15 PM
woohoo WTG Dana.

12-09-2004, 02:31 PM
Dana, great to hear that you passed!! That is really good news. That sure is one less worry to have. :)

12-09-2004, 03:09 PM