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Glucose and GD

(14 Posts)
cheezypeas Wed 29-Jul-15 15:16:30

Hi smile,

Just wondering if anyone has had a random high glucose reading in widdle but it turn out not to be GD?

At last MW appt (25 weeks) I had +++glucose shock and MW was all 'ooh that's not good' blah de blah....

I was booked in for gtt anyway due to PCOS so I'll find out soon enough but its playing on my mind a bit. After test I realised I'd had quite alot of sugary cereal that day so am hoping that was the cause but the reading was very high, so not sure.

I had a private scan at 27 weeks and LO was measuring a week or so behind so am hoping that's a good sign that she isn't going to be a 12lber!

Just interested in experiences really!

loolah83 Wed 29-Jul-15 15:41:40

It could very well be the sugary cereal!

Lolababy00 Wed 29-Jul-15 15:56:46

I had this all through my last pregnancy and a couple of times during my current pregnancy ... Each time my bloods came back normal, the only thing my partner and I could think was to blame was sweet cereal I had in the evening before giving a urine sample the next day.
Hope your results are ok smile

goldenhen Wed 29-Jul-15 16:00:30

Is it a good idea to avoid sugar the day before a midwife appointment then, do we think? To avoid random false positives?

Whatabout Wed 29-Jul-15 16:04:31

Your pancreas is designed to match your sugar intake with insulin and it should not matter how much sugar you eat if your system is working properly. Sometimes a leap in the amount of sugar you eat is not matched quickly enough by your system so you can get a positive result for glucose in your urine.

Lolababy00 Wed 29-Jul-15 18:17:04

I do find if I don't eat sugary foods the night before my urine is ok ... Maybe my system doesn't work properly...and takes a longer time to deal with the sugar .

cheezypeas Wed 29-Jul-15 20:15:17

Thanks all, hoping the cereal at least had something to do with it. Never had glucose before! Ah well gtt on Monday!

ARV1981 Thu 30-Jul-15 05:36:34

I had one random reading of glucose in my urine. My midwife told me to cut back on sugary foods. Trouble was Maryland chocolate chip cookies were my craving. I used to get through a pack a day!

I did though make a conscious effort not to eat so much sugar after that. I then got referred for gtt by the consultant due to excess fluid round the baby. I was so worried.

My results came back normal. I don't have gd.

So you could be the same. Just saying to give you hope.

Take a good book for the test, it's a lot of waiting around! Good luck flowers

Bluestockings35 Thu 30-Jul-15 07:42:41

I had two indicators in my urine and the next day a high reading on a fingerpick test at my GP but when I had the GTT it was normal. In the week waiting for the test I had cut out as much sugar as possible and started walking every afternoon. I don't know if that made a difference.

LumpyCustard69 Thu 30-Jul-15 12:10:36

I have pcos, and high bmi (34), passed my 28 week gtt fine. Had to have another at 34 weeks (after urine having glucose in it and a finger prick test at 33 weeks), and it came back positive sad
Off to see the diabetes midwife tomorrow (at 36+3), and been told by gp that it will be almost definitely medicated as no time to try diet control as I was diagnosed late.
I hope your results come back clear. Good luck.

KokoLoko Thu 30-Jul-15 19:20:06

I have had sugar in my wee at every test my mw has done, even at my booking in appointment. I had my GTT a couple of weeks ago at 28 weeks and was clear of GD. What I do have is renal glycosuria, which is where during pregnancy the kidneys start secreting sugar into your wee. I've had this in every pregnancy (this is pg #5, hopefully 3rd DC), as have both my sisters, my mum and my gran! It's possible this might be the problem,or it might be the cereal.
Anyway, just another viewpoint, hope your GTT is clear!

cheezypeas Thu 30-Jul-15 20:20:05

Thank you all. Fingers crossed!

New30 Thu 30-Jul-15 22:15:55

I had ++glucose in my urine at 3 separate appointments and was referred for http. It came back negative

MrsAnxiety1 Fri 31-Jul-15 08:01:52

Your kidneys in pregnancy become 'leaky' and can leak glucose into urine, but it definitely is not an accurate test of GD anymore according to my MW (they still do it, but it's not an accurate predictor of GD, just a possible symptom). The only surefire way to tell is via a GTT or home BG monitoring.

I've had the same thing and ended up home glucose monitoring and I was fine. Try to cut back on the super sugary foods and see what your GTT says. smile

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