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Sugar in urine...avoiding sugar before next MW appt?

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LadyCatherinedeBourgh Tue 02-Apr-13 07:59:49

I'm 26wks, at my last MW appt she found sugar in my urine. She asked me what sugary things I'd eaten that day (porridge with teaspoon honey & cinnamon pastry blush) and then told me off basically saying that for my next appt (in a few wks) I would need to totally avoid sugar beforehand otherwise she'd have to do the glucose test for gestational diabetes.

My aunt has diabetes and says this is rubbish, I should eat normally beforehand. What do you think? MW's attitude was really such that it kind of seemed she didn't want the bother of testing me!


HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 02-Apr-13 08:09:08

Ha I had this too! I'd eaten cereal and biscuits before I did my sample! Next time I drank a pint of water when I woke then did my urine sample, no sugar in urine! You can't totally avoid sugar, there's no such thing as a 'sugar free' diet. You can eat lower sugar foods but if there's glucose again it's worth having a GTT to check for diabetes because it does happen. Try not to worry too much though, as I said, mine was a one off.

shelly81 Tue 02-Apr-13 08:11:26

I always have sugar in my urine & have had 2 gtt's that have come back fine my midwife told me that its just my bodys way of filterin out the sugar .... I also do my sample first thing in the morning & that helps I'm 33 weeks x

fertilityFTW Tue 02-Apr-13 08:52:35

This happens to me all the time. Nurse told me the strips they use are very sensitive and pick up everything and MW said same: to avoid sugary sample by using first wee in the morning (before sugary tea!) - because if she gets 3 samples in a row with high sugar then she has to go through the process of testing/monitoring for GD etc. as per guidelines.

I had to have a GTT anyway (due to ethnic origins) which was totally normal - but my sugar's always off the scale according to MW (due to newly discovered passion for doughnuts) - I get told off a lot blush

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 02-Apr-13 08:57:06

Oh yes and I got a lecture about eating a low sugar diet and the risk of having a large baby if I are too much sugar. I did reduce my sugary drink intake but I continued to trough chocolate. I was scanned last week to be told the baby is only 50th percentile so actually quite dinky!

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