Has anyone had a diabetes test and been sick afterwards? It happened to me yesterday and they have told me to go back next week and redo the test but i dont want to go through it again, i was all shaky sick and dizzy, has anyone else experienced this and does anyone know if you can opt not to have it re done? any help would be appreciated x
I threw up for 3 hours during/after my test, so it had to be abandoned. I had it repeated 3 weeks later, at 17 weeks, and it was discovered that I do have gestational diabetes.
You wouldn't necessarily have any idea that you had it - I have had no symptoms at all from it, and have had it for 17 weeks now! Am controlling it through diet.
Whilst you can decline any test, my view is that it is fairly foolish to decline a test that can uncover a problem that can be dealt with simply, but can cause all sorts of problems if left undetected.
Hi there....in my last pregnancy I refused to take the GTT. I was found to have Gestational Diabetis the pregnancy before and had the GTT at quite a late stage...but found out afterwards, that if taken that late it could give a false positive.
One of the reason I refused the GTT in my last pg was, that again they wanted to take it past 30 weeks.
However, I did have the HbA1c test instead and also took my daily bloodsugars to keep an eye on it all...and that was a solution my midwives were happy enough with. Maybe you could talk to your midwifes about this?
Here some Info about the test copied from a website: Diabetes and the A1c Test: The A1c test (also known as HbA1c or glycated hemoglobin) is a good general measure of diabetes care. While conventional home glucose monitoring measures a persons blood sugar at a given moment, the A1c test indicates a persons average blood glucose level over the past few months.
But GTT, if performed at a to late stage of pg can also give you false positives!
Like I said, I combined it with checking my Bloodglucose level several times a day....basically treated myself as having GTT, also ate the way I would if I had it....and it did fare me well...for starters there was no one messing about with my HB plans...which were spoiled in my 2. pg thanks to testing as Glucose intolerant in my 2. pg....
I read through the links that you posted, but some of the studies seem rather small....so, not sure how valuable those are, tbh.
Personally I was happy at the time to do as adviced by an online midwifery friend who was also specifically trained in Diabetic care...s my daily bloodsugar profile was perfectly fine, just as it had been in pg 2 where they made the big hoohaa about me having GTT....