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High blood sugar levels and GTT: anyone?

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EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 15:46:56

Just back from 1st mw appointment and everything OK apart feom blood sugar which is 8.0. No idea how high this is, but I need to have a GTT in a couple of weeks. Really hoped to avoid anything like this again (no probs with first pg). Gah.

Any expeiences? Do I need to (gulp) eat lots of wholegrains and boring food until the GTT?

<hides bags of wheat crunchies and marshmallows>

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Thu 17-Jul-08 15:54:10

I think a normal reading is anything from (approx) 3.9 to about 6.9, so 8.0 is a little high, but not scarily out of range, is it?

No experience here but I think you can probably improve things with gentle excercise and yeah, low carb diet, wholegrains and stuff. Hope you get the all clear from the GTT!

EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 15:55:24

Low carb? Gah again.

cmotdibbler Thu 17-Jul-08 15:57:44

Was it just a fingerprick test ? If you'd had a good lunch an hour or so earlier, then 8.0 is no problem at all.

The GTT will be unaffected by what you do before it, so just leave things as they are and see what happens.

I had urine samples that were strongly positive for glucose throughout pg, failed the first GTT and passed the proper hospital one. No problems since.

EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 15:59:21

I think it was a blood sample - they took lots of bloods at my scan appointment. I was more mid-afternoon I think. Then again I am eating constantly at the moment...

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Thu 17-Jul-08 16:09:56

Oops, don't go depriving yourself just because of something I've said, you need your food! Perhaps it'd be worth asking your doctor what he thinks, whether you should make any lifestyle changes or just sit tight til the GTT.

Perhaps go easy on the marshmallows though! Send them to me for scoffing er, safekeeping, if you like. wink

EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 16:11:32

<stuffs marshmallows up jumper>

they're MINE grin

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Thu 17-Jul-08 16:15:38

Was worth a try. wink

pigleychez Thu 17-Jul-08 16:49:47

Ive had glucose in my sample at every midwife appointment...

I cut right down to start with and had the GTT but that came back fine and still have sugar so havent worried about it.

However saying that im now overdue and have seen the MW a few times in the past 2 weeks and no sugar! Go figure as ive been comfort eating like crazy!

Cut back abit and see if it makes a difference at the next appointment.

EffiePerine Thu 17-Jul-08 16:52:40

is there anything specific I should be avoiding (apart from sweets, obviously)? I suppose a low-GI type diet is the way to go?


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