I got the sugar.

On February 15, 2008, in Pregnancy, by Wendy

I took my gestational diabetes test yesterday. When I got the results today, I wasn’t surprised. I failed miserably.

To take the test, I first had to drink some nasty tasting orange liquid. It was so sweet that I thought it was going to rot the teeth right out of my mouth. Within 15-20 minutes of drinking that stuff, I felt lousy. I wasn’t sure if I was going to throw up or fall asleep or both. I mentioned to the doctor that I felt fine before drinking that stuff. She said it wasn’t a good sign.

So, what does that mean now? My preliminary research says that I need to change my diet and exercise more. It’s pretty common in older moms-to-be, and in most cases (97-98%), the blood sugar abnormalities disappear after pregnancy. I’m scheduled to see a Diabetes Dietitian on Wednesday morning.


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