Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

drinking pure sugar...

So probably wonder why I am posting so much. I woke up at 4am and couldn't get back to sleep so decided to blog as hadn't in a week.
While at Doc's office asked about my glucose test. Lab couldn't find it. So they thought the lab lost it which bummed as would have to do it again. It was an hour where you went in, they tested your blood, then gave you a soda bottle of pure sugar to drink and then tested again hour later. Well Doc called me yesterday and turns out they found the test so that was good news. Bad news was it was high so I have to go do the 3 hour one. Which sucks as its a disgusting drink and seems the one you have to drink is HUGE and then sit in Docs office for 3 hours before taking your blood test again...
They do this test to see if you have Gestational Diabetes. Its diabetes that normally only occurs during pregnancy. Thankfully all my pee tests been negative at docs office so hopefully I might pass the 3 hour one and not have Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes is common in about 4-8% of all pregnancies. Its means baby can be bigger than they should be and have difficulty coming out birth canal. Since I'm getting c-section that's OK in case baby is bigger. Also its not great health wise for your insulin and babies insulin levels so wish me luck folks that I pass the 3 hour test and come in normal (which happens a lot it seems).
C-section is a definite now by the way as I cant open my legs more than a couple of inches with the SPD so Doc was saying yep - no way are you having a baby through your v-jay-jay :-)
Righto, off for a cup of tea and some breakfast. Have a good week folks and will let you know the latest updates of my adventures with soda later this week...


At 5:39 PM, Blogger beckah said...

i will say lots of prayers for you in the upcoming days so that your sugar test comes back ok.



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