Wednesday, January 27, 2010

GD and me

As you all know, I had my gestational diabetes screening on Saturday. I knew my doctor would get the results today - I'd accidentally forgotten my cell phone at home, so all day I was hoping that I'd get home and there wouldn't be a message from him since they pretty much only call if it's bad news. But nope, there it was: "Hi Bibliosaur, it's Dr S., please give me a call about your GD test..."


So I gave him a call. And the result was not good. Not by a long shot.

I still have to take the longer Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) to confirm, so it's not 100% definite yet, but my number was high enough that I'm pretty sure it's a done deal. I scored a 10.5 on the Australian/Canadian scale...I don't know how this number corresponds to the way it's measured in the USA, but a normal score is under 7.8, so it's not like I got a borderline result.

This isn't really surprising, or the end of the world - I knew it was a definite possibility with twins (I'm 2-3 times more likely than someone carrying a singleton to end up with GD), so I'm not shattered or shocked, just bummed...especially because I chose today of all days to give bacon brownies a try, and now they're baking in the oven, just mocking me with all their sugar!


  1. My thoughts are with you :) I am so impressed with how calm you sound about this! I hope it isn't too hard to get used to!

  2. I was just diagnosed last Friday... it's not the end of the world. So far, I've been monitoring my blood sugar 4x's a day and it's been pretty good with just some small modifications to my diet, and I just had to cut out the sweets, and it's not forever... I hope! Best of luck to you!

    ~Kellie Marie, KY USA

  3. Primaverasaur is right your attitude towards this is great and I think you will be just fine no matter what the next tests results will be. You are a strong woman.

    Good Luck

  4. Sorry that the first test results weren't what you'd hoped for. I hope that the 2nd test is better. I agree with the other ladies, you will be able to manage this! Good luck!

  5. Hey girl! its me (scooter from ttcal...well now pgal) ive been following your blog for awhile now! Im sorry you didnt get the result you were hoping....but lets just get through the GTT and see whats what! (((huge hugs)))