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How Do You Feel After 3 Hour Glucose Test

Gd Glucose Tolerance Test (2 Hours)

Gd Glucose Tolerance Test (2 Hours)

Had this on Tuesday and need to wait another week until my appointment for the results. About half an hour to an hour after I felt quite unwell. I was so hungry (it required fasting) and the drink made me feel queasy so I am wondering if it was just that. The feeling had passed after the two hours and by the time the final blood test was taken I felt back to normal. Did you feel different/have a reaction almost? Feel a bit off? i felt fine mostly. (mine was over 3 yrs ago now but i remmeber:)) little bit off straight after the drink but otehr than bored out of my brains, waiting...fine!:) and nope...no GD for me although i think it was close to borderline.....from memory?' I don't know... I am a natural worrier and always assume the worst until I know for sure. Which is why I hate waiting for test results! It's probably nothing, I was more curious because I asked the nurse if feeling a bit sick was a normal reaction and she said "yeah, it can be" and I thought it would be a good question for EB! I felt YUCK during the test, had to lay down within 20mins of having the drink and felt sick through the rest of the 2 hours. I actually felt off for the whole day! My OB pre-warned me that most people feel sick from it! I felt awful after drinking the glucose during my last pregnancy - shaky and nauseated. I was worried it meant I was struggling to deal with the sugar so was going to fail the blood draws. Hope the same applies for you OP. Good luck I felt YUCK during the test, had to lay down within 20mins of having the drink and felt sick through the rest of the 2 hours. I actually felt off for the whole day! I felt similar too, it really threw me and how I felt the rest of the day. Just not quite right. I felt awful after drinking the glucose during my last pregnancy - shaky Continue reading >>

Glucose Screening And Glucose Tolerance Tests

Glucose Screening And Glucose Tolerance Tests

Why do I need a glucose screening test during pregnancy? Most healthcare practitioners routinely recommend a glucose screening test (also called a glucose challenge test or GCT) between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy to check for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a high blood sugar condition that some women get during pregnancy. Between 2 and 5 percent of expectant mothers develop this condition, making it one of the most common health problems during pregnancy. And because the condition rarely causes any symptoms, testing is the only way to find out whether you have it. Like any screening test, the GCT won't give you a diagnosis. Instead, it's designed to identify as many women as possible who may have a problem and need more testing to find out. So a positive result doesn't mean that you have gestational diabetes. In fact, only about a third of women who test positive on the glucose screen actually have the condition. If you test positive on the screening, you'll need to take the glucose tolerance test (GTT) – a longer, more definitive test that tells you for sure whether you have gestational diabetes. Your practitioner may want you to be screened earlier than 24 weeks if a routine urine test shows a lot of sugar in your urine or if you're considered high risk. If the results are normal, you'll be screened again at 24 to 28 weeks. Of course, if you were diagnosed with diabetes before pregnancy, you won't need to be screened. Instead, you'll continue to work with your practitioner to manage your condition during pregnancy. How is the glucose screening test done? When you arrive for the test, you're given a sugar solution that contains 50 grams of glucose. The stuff tastes like a very sweet soda pop (it comes in cola, orange, or lime flavor), and you have to Continue reading >>

My 3 Hour Glucose Test Disaster

My 3 Hour Glucose Test Disaster

If you’re here, you likely searched for something like: failed glucose test failed 3-hour glucose test what happens when you fail your glucose test what to expect at my glucose screenings sugar shock glucose test throwing up after glucose test And so I say: welcome! (Although I hope that what happened to me doesn’t happen to you!) Since I originally shared this experience, I have gone on to have two healthy, beautiful baby girls (read their birth stories here and here). Despite the dramatic moments I had at the glucose test, please be assured that it’s very uncommon and I recovered after a little rest and relaxation! A quick update on my story. During my first pregnancy, I failed my 1-hour glucose test, which meant I was ordered to undergo a second and more extended test. These glucose screenings are designed to diagnose high blood sugar during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). The first test involves drinking a liquid that contains glucose and after an hour, having your blood drawn to test the sugars. If you fail the first test, you have to do a tolerance test, which involves fasting and then another round of glucose screening with multiple blood draws. So, that brings us back to my experience! I showed up to my 3-hour test armed with my laptop and free wifi to pass the time, so I wasn’t too worried. I fasted and showed up at 8:15am. At 8:30am I was taken back and had my fasting blood sugar level drawn. I was handed the glucola, which was twice as sweet as the previous one, meaning it had 100g of sugar in it. Again, it didn’t taste bad, just syrup-y sweet. This time, I had 10 minutes to drink it and I chatted with the nurse while I sipped away. She told me some interesting facts: How you eat doesn’t necessarily affect your outcome. She has had large women c Continue reading >>

12 Things Pregnant Women Don't Know About The Three Hour Glucose Test

12 Things Pregnant Women Don't Know About The Three Hour Glucose Test

As new moms, many women are unaware or don't know what to expect about the 3 hour glucose test during pregnancy. Everyone knows what it is. It checks a woman's blood sugar levels. But, do people really think about the process and how difficult it can be for some women? The main concern women have about the glucose test is testing positive for gestational diabetes, which is common during pregnancy. About 1 in 10 women will develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, which is why doctors and practitioners screen for this in every patient. For the most part, it starts with a one hour test. Depending on the result, it can last up to three hours, or longer. Women with gestational diabetes are likely to have wonderfully normal pregnancies and healthy babies, they will just have to alter their eating habits and live a healthier lifestyle. Want to learn more about the three hour glucose test? Read below to gain more knowledge about the process and now we will all be aware of what to expect when walking into the doctor’s office between 24-28 week check-up. 12Sugar Sugar Everywhere Diabetes can be genetic or due to a lifestyle factor. When you go to your first prenatal visit and the doctor finds out diabetes run in your family or if your body mass index was 30 or higher before pregnancy, they will test for diabetes. Usually, gestational diabetes is tested between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy and about 1 in 10 women will develop it during their pregnancy. The process is quite simple….sometimes. You’ll drink a syrupy glucose solution. One hour later, you’ll have a blood test to measure your blood sugar level. If your blood level comes out normal, great! The doctor will see you again next visit. If your blood sugar is higher than normal, you’ll need a glucose tole Continue reading >>

Those Who Took The 3 Hr Glucose Test - Did U Get Sick? (update)

Those Who Took The 3 Hr Glucose Test - Did U Get Sick? (update)

Those who took the 3 hr glucose test - did u get sick? (Update) Chat with other moms of babies born in 2011. Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards. We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [emailprotected] . Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on! I think I will probably take the test (thought I'm not 100% sure yet). But I'm a little worried that I will feel terrible from fasting. I actually worry that I have LOW blood sugar half the time. I get really tired/ lightheaded and can't concentrate when I don't eat for too long. So I'm afraid after fasting all night, not eating breakfast, and driving to my appointment, I'm going to feel awful... and then after drinking all that sugary crap and not eating until after noon... ugh. I'm afraid I will seriously feel ill. When I took just the 1 hr test I felt a tad unwell and SUPER tired after drinking the orange stuff. I wonder if that's normal... Well I called my OB office today and said I don't know that I am willing to take the 3 hr test b/c I know myself and I think I may get pretty sick during the test. I said how I don't feel well if I don't eat breakfast, let alone fast, drive down there and drink the glucose drink on an empty stomach, etc. I said I am willing to monitor my blood for a few days and report back. The nurse talked to one of the OB's and she sa Continue reading >>

Glucose Test Shaky And Lightheaded - Pregnancy-info

Glucose Test Shaky And Lightheaded - Pregnancy-info

So I had my glucose test today and about an hour and a half after I started shaking uncontrollably and became so lightheaded I was sure I was going to pass out. Has this happened to anyone? I immediately pulled over and found someplace to eat. I sat and ate and waited for about a half an hour, and then started to feel normal. I still feel a little off...but am wondering if it was because of all of the sugar I had. Baby is moving a lot so I am not too worried about him....just curious....I hope I pass...because that was a horrible feeling...I hope all of you ladies are doing well....xoxo hi heather....dont worry, what you experienced was normal. before i took mine they told me it was exactly what would happen, and to eat something as soon as it was ove (the test part). poor thing, that is a scary feeling.....glad you are feeling better. I too felt the same thing you're describing after my test. No one told me to eat afterwards though...that might have helped. I failed my one hour though...and I kind of figured I would because I felt so bad and just a__sumed there was still a lot of sugar left in me. I had to take the 3 hour. I felt bad after that one too, but not as bad...and pa__sed. Good luck to you! what you experienced is usually considered a sign of hypoglycemia. your blood sugar spikes and then plummets so hard. i always carry a bag of peanut m&m's in my bag because the chocolate gets ur sugar back up there and the peanuts have protein to help your sugar stay normal. all i can say is don't sit still or lie down once you've eaten to feel better because then it takes twice as long as the sugar to recirculate into your body. and a big gla__s of water helps. i have my glucose test in about 5 weeks and do not look forward to it =( I think that is just sugar OD! How are Continue reading >>

Did You Feel Sick After Glucose?? - Babybumps

Did You Feel Sick After Glucose?? - Babybumps

I sat in the waiting room for 20 minutes contemplating if I should risk passing out in order to stand up and find a restroom, or if I should just throw up fruit punch sugar water on their floor. It was a serious debate in my mind, but I'm sure I was staring into space with my mouth open the whole time. I was very surprised to pass the test, because that seemed like a bad way to respond to sugar. yes totally my reaction too. In the end I chose to stay in the bathroom overthere to be sure. When I did finally stand up I passed out. Cue freak out and me getting a checkup in the ER. I felt fine with my first but this pregnancy has been drastically different! Yes! I had plans later that day and I had to cancel because I felt like hell! Jittery during the blood draw, then nauseated and just not myself all afternoon. I had to eat something, drink a bunch of water, and take a nap before I felt normal again. I was also surprised I actually passed! I got jittery right before they drew my blood, and felt a little weird on the drive home. Once I ate something I felt fine though. I felt ok with the 1 hour, but pretty sick during the 3 hour. I felt hot and nauseous and ended up having diarrhea the rest of the day :( At least I passed! Well, at least I'm not alone! I feel soooo crappy. (I'm living your username, btw. Clarissa reference?) Yes! A mashup of the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy Burt Reynold's "Turd Ferguson" and Clarissa Explains it All's Ferguson Darling! Sorry you feel crappy. Was it the 3 hour test? Thank you! No, it was just the one hour. After the one hour I felt racy and jittery. I barely failed it. I've taken two 3 hours--felt kind of gross right after the drink and then by an hour, it passed. By the third hour I was fantasizing about what to order for lunch. But no jitterin Continue reading >>

3 Hr Glucose Test - Shaking? - Mothering Forums

3 Hr Glucose Test - Shaking? - Mothering Forums

[QUOTE=crsta33;8691382]That sounds like low blood sugar. I have it regularly...it's important to pair complex carbs with protein to get it back to normal and help it stay there. Your body may have over reacted to the sugar load and worked to bring your levels down fast, resulting in a sugar crash./QUOTE] Yes...ITA. I have had problems with chronic hypoglycemia since highschool. Your discription is exactly how I would feel when I had my 3 hr glucose tollerence tests. My insulin would 'overshoot' and bring my glucose down fast and low, and then the adrenalin kicks in resulting in the shaking and sweating. No fun... Good news is your numbers are probably just fine. Protein, complex carbs, lots of water, and rest will all help you recover. DH&Me Christ follower, homeschooler, gardener, (insert lots of additional crunchiness here) chicken mama, & occasionally blogger. Mamaofboys 9,7,3.5,&11months....& SURPRISE expecting a BOY in November!7 sweet-babes gone too soon. That sounds like low blood sugar. I have it regularly...it's important to pair complex carbs with protein to get it back to normal and help it stay there. Your body may have over reacted to the sugar load and worked to bring your levels down fast, resulting in a sugar crash./QUOTE] Yes...ITA. I have had problems with chronic hypoglycemia since highschool. Your discription is exactly how I would feel when I had my 3 hr glucose tollerence tests. My insulin would 'overshoot' and bring my glucose down fast and low, and then the adrenalin kicks in resulting in the shaking and sweating. No fun... Good news is your numbers are probably just fine. Protein, complex carbs, lots of water, and rest will all help you recover. Thank you very much for your advice hon. I appreciate it Continue reading >>

Anyone Else Not Sick At All After The 3 Hour Glucose Test?

Anyone Else Not Sick At All After The 3 Hour Glucose Test?

Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? Subject: Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? But for some mild hunger and heartburn, I feel completely fine from my glucose test. I had to do the three hour and read all these horror stories of people getting nauseous and sick. I even remember doing it with my first daughter and getting a nasty headache. Does anyone know if how you feel during or after the test is any indication of passing? Did anyone feel fine after their three hour glucose test and then still pass? Subject: Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? I felt totally fine and passed. But I have a major sweet tooth and stomach of steal. All those poor eating choices I've maid finally paid off! In all seriousness though- I don't think your reaction to the drinks are any indication of the result. Subject: Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? I would think that if you're sick it is more likely to be an indication that you have GD, because your body isn't processing the sugar the way it should. Subject: Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? Yeah I felt fine too. I also don't hate the drink. People think it's gross (???) but I don't think so at all. Subject: Re:Anyone else not sick at all after the 3 hour glucose test? I'm glad someone started this thread for posterity. Because I read all this stuff where people were saying how gross the drink was and how sick they felt and I was dreading the test. Turns out I didn't find the drink to be that gross and I felt totally fine. Glad future pregnant ladies will find this thread too! Continue reading >>

3 Hour Glucose Test - Not A Fun Day!

3 Hour Glucose Test - Not A Fun Day!

So with me being borderline gestational diabetes with Boo I was a definite candidate for the 3 hour glucose test. I knew there was no way I was getting out of it and I had been dreading it for weeks and weeks. I was so worried about failing and there were honestly days where I could just burst into tears wondering if I was going to bomb it and if my pregnancy was going to go from simple and stress free to a complete mess of tests and high risk remarks. I tried so hard to ignore the 3 hour glucose test until I actually had to worry about it. A whole 4 weeks of waiting, and wondering, it can make a pregnant woman crazy! I just wanted to enjoy the pregnancy and not even have to worry about it. But we all know there's really nothing you can do. I knew that the 3 hour glucose test was coming and there was nothing I could do. It was horrible when I took it with Boo and I was preparing myself for another horrible weekend with Munchkin. I had taken the test on a Wednesday with Boo and was sick for 3 solid days. I had a horrible headache and was so sick to my stomach. I was crossing my fingers that this time would be easier and I'd handle it a little better. So I fasted like the told me to, I was soo hungry by the time of my appointment. Thank goodness it was at 8:15 and not any later. I went in and of course got stuck a billion times before I even had the drink, I was so dehydrated. I drank the lovely orange crap and almost got sick. Luckily I kept it down and sat in the waiting room for the long, annoying wait. One hour ticked by pretty fast, the schedule my normal OB appointment before the first blood draw so it was an easy way to kill 30 minutes. Once again I got stuck 3 times just for one blood draw. The second hour felt like an eternity and all I wanted to do was sleep. I Continue reading >>

How To Survive Your Glucose Tolerance Tests

How To Survive Your Glucose Tolerance Tests

I’m back from the doctor’s office. And we’re pretty sure I have gestational diabetes. Here’s what happened when I had elevated results on the gestational diabetes screening, along with some tips for surviving the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. In other words: How do you drink that yucky sugar drink and not get sick in the waiting room? All pregnant women receive screening for gestational diabetes — usually between 24 and 28 weeks. The test is simple: Choke down a bottle of sugary solution. Wait an hour. Let the nurse draw your blood to test your sugar. Blood sugar levels above 130-140 are considered elevated. (Mine was 190, and I had to wait 2 days to get results back from the lab.) But you still can’t say you have gestational diabetes… yet. According to Babycenter, only 1/3 of women who test positive on the screening will also test positive on the next test. It’s the 3-hour screening that’s hard to swallow. Here’s what happened at my glucose tolerance test today: Fast from all food after midnight (i.e., starve). Drive 30 minutes past every fast food place imaginable. Let the nurse draw blood for a fasting blood sugar reading. Chug a bottle of 2x concentrated sugar solution… within 5 minutes. Sit out in the waiting room for 1 hour and try not to vomit. (Seriously, the nurses warned me: if you feel like you’re going to be sick, please come back into the inner office before setting off a chain reaction!) There are 3 more blood draws to look forward to! One after the first hour, one after the second hour, and one after the third hour. (Don’t worry, at least they alternated arms!) The sugar solution really doesn’t taste that awful. It’s drinking it on an empty stomach that feels so bad! I prefer the orange flavor over the tropical punch. It tas Continue reading >>

I Failed The Glucola

I Failed The Glucola

Last week, I left you hanging about the results of my glucola. One of my readers emailed me: “Damn cliff hanger!! I want to know your results. Lol. This is why I binge watch tv shows after the whole season is out. The suspense is killing me.” Who knew a glucose tolerance test could be described as “suspenseful?!” (other than me, of course…) I was certainly curious to get the results of my test. When the lab technician said they could run the analysis in office, I decided to stick around for a few extra minutes. (Plus, I just had to finish the riveting article I was reading in Alaska Sporting Magazine…) I was sure I had passed, so when the lab tech said: “You should have studied better.” I knew he was joking. But he wasn’t. I got a 141. Passing is <140. I was kind of shocked. I failed the glucola. Now what? Now, the 1-hour, 50 gram glucola is NOT diagnostic of gestational diabetes on its own. It is a screening test to identify those at “high risk” and determine who should get further testing. He said my next step was to come back again for the 3-hour test. Of course, since I specialize in gestational diabetes, I knew all that. I had already discussed testing options with my doctor and had decided that regardless of the results of the 1-hour, 50g screening that I would check my blood sugar at home with a glucometer for 2 weeks just for my own knowledge. In fact, I already had my prescription for blood sugar testing supplies in hand before I drank the glucola. Still, I walked out of the office feeling like a failure. How could I not feel that way? The official medical terminology is “passing” or “failing.” I cursed under my breath as I made my way to the car. A million thoughts raced through my head: Should I have opted out of the dumb test an Continue reading >>

Just Took The 3 Hour Glucose Test!

Just Took The 3 Hour Glucose Test!

And it wasn't as bad as I expected! I drank a much sweeter refrigerated orange drink (tasted like melted orange popsicle) and she took my blood a total of four times (1st--fasting, drank sugar water and ever hour after that 3 times). I felt slightly nauseated during the first hour, but it was definitely not the hellish 3 hours I expected. @beepo I just got home from mine too, not too bad. I was starving when I woke up & I get car sick when I'm in a car on an empty stomach, so the 15 minute drive to the lab wasn't very fun. I too felt sick during the 1st hour, and then just incredibly sleepy the following 2 hours. Keeping my fingers crossed that the results are back in the morning with GOOD news! @egbnr Can I ask you ladies, by how much did you failnthe 1hour? @beepo I failed my 1 hour test and have to take the 3 hour test in Thursday. Did they stick you with a needle 4 times or do they put in an iv so you only get stuck once. I absolutely hate needles! @beepo I had mine this morning too! Busy day for the blood takers! I failed the first one by 20 points, which apparently is a lot. I eat healthy, with the occasional snack, do not have any family history and have maintained a healthy weight gain, so I'm not sure why I had such a hard time, but I'm hoping to get some good news after that. The test wasn't so bad, I felt really ill in the 2nd hour, thought I was going to lose whatever was in my stomach, but the idea of having to start over helped me regain my composure. After that I was fine and just happy to have it done. Now the waiting begins... GL to the other 3hr testers! @blondiegt To blondiegt: I got stuck four different times. I just have big babies so they wanted me to have the three hour to be safe... The four pokes aren't great but you do what you've got to do... Continue reading >>

Diabetes In Pregnancy

Diabetes In Pregnancy

Diabetes is a major health problem in America today. Normally, sugars and starches (carbohydrates) are metabolized for use by the body by the chemical insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas. If the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, the carbohydrates cannot be used and the level increases in the blood. The carbohydrate that is tested and found in the blood is glucose. Excess glucose in the blood leads to the diagnosis of diabetes. If diabetes is not adequately controlled by diet or insulin injections, complications can occur, such as increases in infections and damage to blood vessels. GESTATIONAL DIABETES When a woman is pregnant, she must share her carbohydrates with the growing baby. The pregnancy hormones can interfere with the ability of the mother's insulin to regulate carbohydrates. In a small percentage of pregnant women (3-12%), the insulin response is very reduced and the blood glucose levels become abnormally high, causing gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy). For the mother, this can mean increased risk of infections or increased chance of a Cesarean section delivery. Following delivery of the baby, the mother's system returns to normal. In addition to problems for the mother, her baby may also suffer from diabetes. Depending upon the blood levels of glucose during the pregnancy, the baby may grow excessively large, causing difficulties at delivery. Additionally, the baby may have temporary difficulty controlling its glucose and calcium at birth. If the mother's blood sugar remains elevated throughout her pregnancy, the baby has increased risk of stillbirth. DETECTING GESTATIONAL DIABETES Gestational diabetes is most often encountered in late pregnancy. In the past, screening for this disease was based on clues such as a family history o Continue reading >>

The Dreaded Pregnancy Glucose Test

The Dreaded Pregnancy Glucose Test

For anyone that has never been pregnant, or never had to endure the overnight-fasting grump-fest that is a pregnancy glucose test, its not very fun. In fact, I hate it. Itdoesnt cause physical pain (aside from the needle pricks), and its not the kind of test you have tostudy for, but it still stinks nonetheless. If youre not sure what a pregnancy glucose test is, heres how it works: An expecting mother, around 28 weeks, fasts after the hour of midnight before her test. Some doctors offices dont even allow water after this time (like mine), in order to have a true fasting blood sugar level. Upon arriving at the office, shes given a high glucose sugary drink that must be consumed in 5 minutes. Then,exactlyone hour later, her blood is drawn and tested for the sugars. If her insulin has reacted properly, the blood sugar level should be within normal range. If the sugars are too high, the test is considered failed, and then she must undergo the THREE hour test (blood drawn four times over three hours, with the same drink consumed after the first blood draw). As you can imagine, for a lady thats overturning her amniotic fluid every 4 hours, and is hungryall the time, this is some kind of mild torture. The first time I ever had to do one of these tests was when I was pregnant with Red. I miserably failed the one hour test, even though I didnt feel hyped from the sugary drink. I came back for the 3hour test, but was dismissed at the second hour. What did I learn from that? I have a naturally delayed POWERHOUSE insulin reaction. At the second hour, my blood sugar was almost nothing. That explains why I get snack-y every few hours I have to graze to keep an even keel. But I was not a gestational diabetic. This time, with baby girl , I failed the one hour test again. And I HATE t Continue reading >>

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