I received a phone call from my MW today to say that my lucozade test was positive. I am booked in for a full glucose tolerance test next week at the hospital. Am very worried about the implications- any advice very gratefully received.
I was diagnosed with GD at 29 weeks, I have had to monitor my blood sugars 4 times a day and adjust my diet accordly, taken sugar completely out of my diet. It can mean that you have a large baby if uncontrolled.
In my hospital, they review you weekly. Lots of factors taken into consideration, because I was using insulin they would not let me go further than 38 weeks. dds weren't showing as especially big on the scans.
Hi Suey2. I second Margo's post: eat healthily, you may control it by diet alone, injections aren't so bad. In fact I find them totally painless.
I had GD with DD and managed with diet only. Now I have GD again and need insulin. DD was a healthy weight at birth (3.5 kg), this other DD now is a bit on the small side. DD1 developed some breathing problems at birth so for DD2 I'm going to have cotricosteroids injections over the weekend (to help with lung maturation), prior to induction at 38 weeks. Elective CS for both (but I have other reasons for the CS as well). I'm 41 now.
I forgot to mention that I had borderline GD on two previous occasions, and didn't need to do anything, not even fingerprick daily, so a positive test doesn't necessarily mean all that much at this stage. Good luck and don't worry.