Thursday, April 16, 2015

The 3 hour glucose test

I figured since I have to sit around for thre hours, I'd "live" blog.

Last night:
James went out last night to get us a nice dinner so I'd be plenty full and as ready as possible to face an entire half day of fasting.

Within 5 minutes of finishing dinner, I threw it all up. 

What we're looking for along the way:

I'm starving.
First up will be the fasting blood work.
I took my own before coming up to the office and got this:

That's passing.

Now I'm sitting in the waiting room doing exactly that... waiting. 
The lady who will take my blood isn't in yet. Once she takes the first set of blood, I drink the orange glucose crap.

Fasting blood taken and drink finished.
Bad news is, I'm not even allowed to drink water over the next 3 hours!

9:20AM Hour 1
My own test said 184, that's a fail.
Feeling ok so far.

10:20 Hour 2
My test days 178, another fail.
Getting extremely hungry! One more hour to go.

11:30 Hour 3
My test says 61, finally a pass!
And, I'm now willing to eat an animal alive.
But, other than being incredibly hungry, I feel fine.

My test results based on my own monitor doesn't necessarily reflect what the blood test they do will show.

Overall, I expect to fail based on my monitor but, who knows.
Official results will come tomorrow. 


  1. Your three hour result looks promising though! I hope it's the same on the test they took! It was a good idea to bring your own monitor. I should borrow my dad's for mine. Good luck :)

    1. I'll report back and let you know how close my monitor was to the actual numbers. I know they can be off quite a bit but, we'll see!

  2. I know it will be sucky if you do have GD, but can be managed. With my T1, I've never had to do the GD test, but I do know what it's like to be diabetic and pregnant. Yes, it's more work, but pregnancy after loss is hard anyway. Hoping that you pass the test and won't have to worry about it, but know that we'll be here to help you out if you don't pass.

    1. Thank you so much Brianna! That's so kind of you to say.
      As another friend pointed out, even if I do pass, I'm probably borderline so it's best to adopt the GD lifestyle for the sake of baby girl.

      Four months isn't really all that long. I'm sure it sounds like nothing to you having to live with T1 every day of your life.

    2. It doesn't sound like nothing...I have no idea what the GD lifestyle is, but I do know that when you've worked so for this baby, you're willing to do whatever it takes to bring her home, even when it feels like you're already dealing with the emotional basketcaseness that is pregnancy after infertility and loss.