Thursday, April 10, 2008

I hate (the possibility of) Gestational Diabetes


Evidently I must have failed the stupid Glucose Screening test because my doctor's office called today and they NEVER call unless they have to. I know the glucose results came in today so that would be the reason. Unfortunately, I was out and missed the call so I guess I will get the official news tomorrow.

The most frustrating thing is that I don't have any of the three main risk factors:
1. Overweight pre-pregnancy - No, my BMI was about 19 pre-pregnancy. So definitely not!
2. Family history - Not ONE person, immediate or extended, has diabetes.
3. Hypertension - My BP was above normal just once, when I had to get stitches for my sliced open thumb. But before that and always after that it has always been perfect.

Except, of course, there is the matter of my "mild" PCOS and although I never tested positive for insulin resistance, I was on Metformin for 2 years and it did help with ovulation, etc. So there must be something to my insulin situation that is less than perfect.

I don't want to take this 3-hr test but I guess I will have to. I am so bummed. I REALLY just wanted everything to be going well for once. I am mostly scared that I will have GD and I am worry about its effect on the babies.

On a happy side note, I had my 4D scan today and the girls are super cute. They look like DH and have his button nose (thank goodness!)

I will post some photos once we have them uploaded.


Fertilized said...

I have been told that If you fail and were on met- you can ask to be put back on it or prick your finger every day instead of the 3 hr test. If thos eare options you like. I am worried about mine also

bleu said...

Three words. protein, protein, protein.
Seriously, as much as you can but definitely with any carb eat a protein.

I cannot understand where time has gone that you are already at the third trimester.

Congrats so very much hun.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

GD? BLEH...maybe they were calling to tell you you did amazingly well on your first test! :P

Seriously, I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best. HUGS!