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Gem1355 Thu 24-Feb-05 16:34:29

Hi

had 34 weeks antenatal check today and everything okay but was told had alot of sugar in my water and have to go for a fasting blood test, as Dr worried about diabetes, what does this mean the only thing i associate diabetes with is a big baby, what else?

Tipex Thu 24-Feb-05 18:41:51

Hi there gem 1355, try not to worry. People have different renal thresholds for glucose and it may be that your blood levels are completely normal. Had you had anything sugary before you did the sample? I always had sugar in my pee after having fruit juice! I suspect you'll have a glucose tolerance test at the hospital which will confirm things for you. If you have gestational diabetes initially you will have to watch your sugar intake and may have more monitoring than usual eg growth scans. You're right about bigger babies as they grow due to all the extra sugar around!! However if your levels can be kept low with diet then babe should be fine and they'll keep a good eye on you. At this point in your pregnany size is the main issue really. Sometimes babies of diabetic mums need a bit of sugar after delivery or they get a bit jittery. I guess they have a withdrawal!! Try not to worry until you've had the test as it may be fine.
Good luck! xx

Gem1355 Thu 24-Feb-05 19:25:32

I didn't have anything before i did the test, didn't have time to stop and eat or drink anything! Not worried just wondered what else it came with!

LittleB Fri 25-Feb-05 14:33:05

Hi Gem, I had high sugars in one test, but not high enough to have the glucose tolerance test and they dropped again to normal soon after. My doctor told me that pregnant women often have extra sugar in their urine as the liver isn't working so well, about 1/10 tests during pregnancy will show high levels, with the amount of tests we have, I guess that means most will have a high sugar result at some point. He said the majority of times the glucose test won't show any diabetes, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. My sister had a glucose tolerance test and everything was fine. Even if you have got gestational diabetes it is fairly easy to control and they'll give you lots of information. Good luck!

Slinky Fri 25-Feb-05 14:40:51

With all 3 of my pregnancies, I had sugar (+++) in the urine from the day I was pregnant until the day I delivered. The GP used to joke that I should waste money on Pregnancy testing kits - just have a urine sample tested

Anyway, I had many, many Glucose Tolerance Tests throughout - and all of them came back with a Negative blood result.

They did say that the problem was down to my kidneys not filtering as well as they should do. However, never have a problem when not pregnant.

Slinky Fri 25-Feb-05 14:40:52

With all 3 of my pregnancies, I had sugar (+++) in the urine from the day I was pregnant until the day I delivered. The GP used to joke that I should waste money on Pregnancy testing kits - just have a urine sample tested

Anyway, I had many, many Glucose Tolerance Tests throughout - and all of them came back with a Negative blood result.

They did say that the problem was down to my kidneys not filtering as well as they should do. However, never have a problem when not pregnant.

Slinky Fri 25-Feb-05 14:40:59

With all 3 of my pregnancies, I had sugar (+++) in the urine from the day I was pregnant until the day I delivered. The GP used to joke that I should waste money on Pregnancy testing kits - just have a urine sample tested

Anyway, I had many, many Glucose Tolerance Tests throughout - and all of them came back with a Negative blood result.

They did say that the problem was down to my kidneys not filtering as well as they should do. However, never have a problem when not pregnant.

Slinky Fri 25-Feb-05 14:43:02

oops - sorry about multiple postings, my PC "hung"

Gem1355 Sat 26-Feb-05 16:27:01

Went for my blood test yestderday,i fasted for 12 hrs and went down to the clinc and then stillhad to wait an hour and half just to be seen, i was sooo hungry, when i finally got in the nurse said you've been out there a while, i thought cheers you saw i was PG and didn't come out to see what i was waiting for!!! but will get results on tuesday so fingers crossed everythings okay! Thanx for everyones input!

Tipex Sat 26-Feb-05 17:19:20

Keep us posted Gem1355 and good luck

Gem1355 Sat 26-Feb-05 20:42:58

Could this be the reason i feel so tired all the time but can't sleep at nite?

Gem1355 Tue 01-Mar-05 20:07:46

Went for my ante natal today and got the results of my blood test and everything came back normal, but have to go for more next week but those are the last routine ones, other than that nice healthy heartbeat and growing fine, just waiting to see now, but we both feel might arrive early!!

Tipex Tue 01-Mar-05 21:42:32

Gem1355 thats great news. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and look forward to reading your birth announcement!

Gem1355 Wed 02-Mar-05 20:02:46

HI

Went for my check up with the DR today as still in agony with back and hips, have a physio appointment on monday, but what can i do to try and relax, i'm on a daily dose of paracetomal now, as i'm in agony most of the day. Dr said will see what the physio says next week and if bad on his opinion might admit me early, just wondering if anyone who is having trouble with there back or hips can give me some advice?

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