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What To Expect At 3 Hour Glucose Test

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It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Schedule it for early morning so your fast is overnight. I was expecting to feel really ill because I get nauseous in the mornings when I don't eat shortly after I wake up but I actually felt fine. I wonder if my normal nausea is due to low blood sugar so when they pumped me with glucose I actually felt better! I was definitely hungry at the end and kind of bored from sitting in the waiting room for three hours but it wasn't terrible. Having two blood draws in each arm was a challenge but I have bad veins anyway. Oh, and I passed the 3 hour no problem...I never saw the numeric results just that I passed all four stages of the test which is really common so you have like an 85% chance of passing it too I think. I got that dreaded call that I didn't pass the 1 hour glucose test. My Dr. wants me to take the 3 hour test and I'm really nervous about taking it. I heard awful things about the 3 hour test (getting sick, light headed, passing out ect) and wanted to know what to expect and what your experiences were with it. I have done it twice. Truthfully, the one hour was worse for me both times. My only complaint with the 3-hour was that instea Continue reading >>

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    What happens in a 3 hour glucose test?

    Anyone else fail the glucose test and have to take the three hour one? I was nervous just to do the first test now I have to go back, how many times do they poke me and take blood. what if I don't pass this test either????? Please help!!! Anyone not pass the first test but then pass the 3 hour test?

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    You have to fast. They will take your blood right when you get there then have you drink the sugar drink. Then every hour for 3 hours they will take your blood. So 4 blood draws total.
    Last baby I failed my 1 hour by 15 or so points and passed my 3 hour with flying colors. Many women fail the 1 hour and pass the 3 hour. Try not to worry, chances are that you'll be fine.

    Bring a book with you or some magazines.

  3. zombie14

    How come most people fail the one hour? I am so upset or I guess disappointed. When I fast am I still allowed to drink water? That probably is a dumb question but I just really really don't want to fail

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What Happens During The 3-hour Glucose Tolerance Test?

What happens during the 3-hour glucose tolerance test? The doctor will check your fasting blood sugar level when you get to his office. Then he'll give you a drink that's even sweeter than the one in the first glucose test. You'll get blood sugar readings 1, 2, and 3 hours later. If two or more of the results are higher than normal, youll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 21, 2017 How can you treat minor skin problems if you have diabetes? THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information. Continue reading >>

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  1. z

    What happens in a 3 hour glucose test?

    Anyone else fail the glucose test and have to take the three hour one? I was nervous just to do the first test now I have to go back, how many times do they poke me and take blood. what if I don't pass this test either????? Please help!!! Anyone not pass the first test but then pass the 3 hour test?

  2. jenthoren

    You have to fast. They will take your blood right when you get there then have you drink the sugar drink. Then every hour for 3 hours they will take your blood. So 4 blood draws total.
    Last baby I failed my 1 hour by 15 or so points and passed my 3 hour with flying colors. Many women fail the 1 hour and pass the 3 hour. Try not to worry, chances are that you'll be fine.

    Bring a book with you or some magazines.

  3. zombie14

    How come most people fail the one hour? I am so upset or I guess disappointed. When I fast am I still allowed to drink water? That probably is a dumb question but I just really really don't want to fail

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What Happens If You Fail The Three Hour Glucose Test?

Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun! Send me email updates about messages I've received on the site and the latest news from The CafeMom Team. By signing up, you certify that you are female and accept the Terms of Service and have read the Privacy Policy . What happens if you fail the three hour glucose test? Two weeks ago i failed the one hour glucose test and tomorrow i will be taking the three hour glucose test. I'm just wondering what is the next step if i fail this one. Thank girls in advance. You must be a member to reply to this post. They'll probably tell you that you have gestational diabetes and put you on some dietary restrictions. I'm not sure if they give you meds or not though. Well, I failed the three hour one twice...When I took my 1 hour one, my #'s were a little high, so my MW wanted me to take the 3 hour one. The numbers on those were high, too, but not enough to be considered GD, so a month later, she had me take it again. I failed that one & had GD. I had to check my sugar levels 4 times a day, watch what I ate. My GD was diet controlled, so I did not have to take insulin. I suppose if you fail it, your dr. will instruct where to go from there. Good Continue reading >>

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  1. z

    What happens in a 3 hour glucose test?

    Anyone else fail the glucose test and have to take the three hour one? I was nervous just to do the first test now I have to go back, how many times do they poke me and take blood. what if I don't pass this test either????? Please help!!! Anyone not pass the first test but then pass the 3 hour test?

  2. jenthoren

    You have to fast. They will take your blood right when you get there then have you drink the sugar drink. Then every hour for 3 hours they will take your blood. So 4 blood draws total.
    Last baby I failed my 1 hour by 15 or so points and passed my 3 hour with flying colors. Many women fail the 1 hour and pass the 3 hour. Try not to worry, chances are that you'll be fine.

    Bring a book with you or some magazines.

  3. zombie14

    How come most people fail the one hour? I am so upset or I guess disappointed. When I fast am I still allowed to drink water? That probably is a dumb question but I just really really don't want to fail

  4. -> Continue reading
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