Gtt At 38 Weeks - Is It Even Worth It?
Hi Mumsnetters- jusy got a letter from hospital that my blood sugar was raised last week & they have booked me for the GTT (glucose tolerance test) 10 days before my due date...! Is it even worth going at this stage? By the time I get the results the baby could be born. Am pretty sure I am not diabetic btw- just had a few mince pies last week . Ps Going for the test means hanging round hospital for 2.5 hours with 3y/o There is no point doing the test, and the results are less accurate at that stage anyway. If they are concerned they should check for clinical signs of gestational diabetes but even if you have it, they wouldn't have time to meaningfully start treating it before you give birth. I suggest you ring up and discuss this. Not worth it. My hospital did the same, only at 40 weeks. When I turned up no one could believe they'd booked it so late. As a Midwife said to me, at that point you don't need a gtt, you need a baby! I don't mean to sound harsh but I don't think it's about you at this stage but more about the baby. What if you have got diabetes & the baby goes into hypoglycemic shock after delivery because you couldn't be bothered to take the test? I appreciate it may be Continue reading >>