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Glucose challenge results and feeling crappy....

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proverbial Tue 21-Jul-09 10:51:25

I had a GCT on Sunday and just got a call from the midwife about the results. My level came back as 8.5, so have been booked in for the full tolerance test on Thursday.

I'm wondering if anyone has had this, if thats a high level, how likely is it that I have diabetes, and what happens next?
I have been feeling really crappy for the last while, really really tired, sluggish, bit dizzy on standing etc...but just assumed it was the effect of being 28 weeks pregnant with an under 2 and a 4 year old at home as well!

Any advice?

Spidermama Tue 21-Jul-09 10:54:38

Normal glucose levels are between 4 and 7. 8.5 is on the high side but to put it in perspective my 9 year old DS, who is T1 diabetic, had a reading in the 20s yesterday. sad

If he has anything under 9 for his HbA1c I am content. 8 is not very high, but it is higher than it should be so you'll need to keep it monitored. I'm not sure if such a small rise would make you feel so dizzy etc but I guess combined with the hot weather and being 28 weeks pregnant ...

I hope someone who knows more about gestational diabetes can come along and reassure or support you.

All the best.

olivo Tue 21-Jul-09 17:19:17

proverbial - i had a gtt at 29weeks and was told the cut off was 7.8 and i was 7.9. i have to admit that since changing my diet, i feel better. i have to blood test before and after one meal a day and have basically cut out all sugars. It's hard sometimes and i dont always get it right but i'm getting there. the gest diabetes has made my baby grow a little on the large side and i have too much fluid but am being monitored closely, as will he/she be on delivery.

the plus side is i've put on hardly any weight grin.
good luck with your GTT, but try not to worry.

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