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When/how do you get GTT results?

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Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 14:02

I’m having GTT test on Wednesday at Birmingham Women’s
it just occurred to me how do you get the results?

Will the hospital call me with them?

A friend of mine said they send results to GP - I don’t have an NHS GP as I see private ones. I was pressured into giving them a name and address of a private GP for their system but I won’t be seeing that one again and so far, I’ve not needed to see one so I haven’t chosen another one in my new area (you don’t ‘register’ with a private one until you actually need to see one, find out if they are the right fit for you etc) so if they did send the results to that one it would be useless as I saw them once for a non pregnancy related issue and won’t be seeing them again as I’ve found a better one - but won’t be seeing them until/if I ever need to so I can’t give them the details as that place doesn’t know I exist!

Anyone got any guidance?

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Mj2196 · 30/05/2020 14:17

My hospital said they would ring me within a week only if it was necessary and that they wouldn’t ring at all if the results were normal

Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 14:18

Also on the hospital website it says to eat a normal dinner the night before including pasta, potatoes or bread.

I eat non of those! I’ve followed a low carb diet for years! Will this skew the test? I’ve not eaten sugar for yonks and not in this pregnancy, wondering if that will skew the test when I suddenly drink loads of glucose?

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StoneSourFan · 30/05/2020 14:28

Your diet before will not affect your GTT. As the sugary drink pushes your body to the limit and basically sees how your body deals with it. Gestational diabetes is due to hormones and the placenta.
I was contacted the next day with the results.
The fact that you follow a low carb diet is fab for controlling blood sugars.
If you go develop GD there is a lovely Facebook group called gestational diabetes mums UK xx

Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 14:42

I really hope my diet doesn’t - but I’ve been reading loads of studies to say that women on low carb diets have been told they do have GD because of the huge sudden dose of glucose that the body hasn’t had to deal with in Months/years.

I’m eating the same diet they would tell you to if you were
Diagnosed with it already!

For back ground I and still obese (BMI 37) but I lost 7 stone prior to falling pregnant and now at 26 weeks I weight the same as the day I conceived and I feel amazing. I’ve upped My carbs only a small amount just so that I don’t go into ketosis.

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Thekindyoufindinasecondhand · 30/05/2020 14:44

Hey I had a GTT at bham womens three weeks ago. They just will call you if it comes back saying you have it, no idea why you were told your GP will call?
Also I didnt eat from the evening before and expected I would turn up, have bloods taken, drink the glucose drink wait there then have bloods taken again (as normal) well its completely changed. You don't have to stop eating at any time and they just took one lot of bloods and I left. So maybe call beforehand and check what they want you to do.

Pleasenodont · 30/05/2020 14:57

I never got mine personally, just had the midwife give me a heads up at the next appointment that they were fine.

StoneSourFan · 30/05/2020 17:00

No your diet doesn't. As your body should be able to deal with the sugar. Insulin is supply and demand. So even if you've ate a low sugar/low carb diet your body should be able to deal with it. With Gestational Diabetes hormones secreted from the placenta inhibits the production of insulin x

Lavenderpurple · 30/05/2020 17:03

I think my results were sent to my midwife, although I can’t be sure.
Where I live, they don’t do GTT that way anymore. It’s just an extra blood test at booking and 28 weeks which is so much better.

Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 17:39

@Thekindyoufindinasecondhand that’s really interesting about the blood test instead. I just assumed it would still be the glucose drink/wait 2 hours/bloods again as that’s what they gave me all the paper work for at booking.

Thanks all for the advice re diet. I’ve just read so many studies over the past few days on how it can give a false positive for GD that it really threw me.

Some say to eat a normal carb diet for a week before - I was adding up all those carbs, Christ, I’d feel like crap and have to change what I eat totally!

I’ve had the GTT year in two previous pregnancies but I was much younger then (I’m 40 now) and I wasn’t over weight so I wasn’t worried.

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Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 17:40

*test, not year

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Cannyhandleit · 30/05/2020 17:43

They called me the same day with results

Wankpuffin · 30/05/2020 17:43

Also @Thekindyoufindinasecondhand did your booking letter for GTT test say the usuals about fasting and waiting two hours in between blood test?

Just checked mine, it was sent out to me about 8 weeks ago and says all that, so unless things have changed within that time I’m assuming it will still be the same for me?

Or Maybe It’s because I’m fat and old? 😂

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yikesanotherbooboo · 30/05/2020 18:06

Who ever ordered the test will get the result.

Thekindyoufindinasecondhand · 31/05/2020 17:25

@wankpuffin yep my letter said that so that's why I did it.....then found out i didnt need too!! I'm fat and old too Wink

Billyjoearmstrong · 31/05/2020 17:38

@Thekindyoufindinasecondhand I might call tomorrow morning to make sure!

Billyjoearmstrong · 31/05/2020 17:52

I’m the op by the way, I name changed!

thethirdbar · 01/06/2020 00:22

I had mine about... 5 weeks ago? They said they'd call within the next two days if there were any issues and would follow up with a letter - so to assume no news is good news. I didn't hear anything in the next couple of days and then about a week later got a letter confirming I was all fine.

It was the standard test for me (Liverpool) - bloods, sugar drink, two-hr wait, more bloods.

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