I was given the 1 hour glucose test which I scored a 157, instead of the ideal <130. I was then given the 3 hour glucose tolerance test, which I "passed": fasting was 86/abnormal would be 95 or higher; 1st hour was 178/abnormal would be 180 or higher; 2nd hour was 164/abnormal would be 155 or higher; 3rd hour was 109/abnormal would be 140 or higher. Since only one out of 4 of my numbers were out of the normal range, I was marked as "passing". To keep tabs on my own, I am monitoring my levels w/ the Onetouch Ultra, taking my readings first thing in the morning, and one hour after each meal. I am trying to find out what should be my normal numbers for 4x/day readings. Thanks in advance for your help!
I am tracking on my own because I was diagnosed w/ GD during my 1st pregnancy. I asked my doctors if I could monitor on my own, and they thought this to be a good idea.Answer Question
Answer by feralxat at 10:29 AM on Jul. 31, 2013
Answer by missanc at 10:30 AM on Jul. 31, 2013
This is probably what you need to know:
I was in a similar situation to you when pregnant and saw the nutritionist at the local maternity who drew me up an eating plan. Basically, don't overdo the carbs, limit your fruit to two pieces per day, and stay away from all fruit juice and all sodas (low cal or not).
Answer by goldpandora at 10:48 AM on Jul. 31, 2013