I will have to have a GTT as there are many factors such as mom had diabetes, I am overweight - BMI of 35 so therefore a higher risk, I have PCOS normally and a proven problem with insulin intolerance 6 months prior to pregnancy. But my concern is the blood that they take. I am highly needle phobic and I can't bear the thought of 3 blood tests in a day let alone them leaving a venflon in to take it like a tap. Can anyone shed light on the test they do - is it just like the pin prick test my mom did or is it full blown blood analysis? I know this is petty but I need to know.
I have just had mine last Tuesday (am in NZ so don't know if it is different here) I had the drink and then an hour later they took the blood, just one needle but 3 viles off the same needle if that makes sense. Went to what we call a med lab rather than a dr surgery as this is what they do all day, every day and they were fantastic, no pain, no bruising etc. Was fine though the drink is vile,