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helpppp!!!! glucose tolerance test???

ok so i failed my glucose tolerance test an have to take the 3 hour one next if i fail this how is it all going to effect my unborn childs health

 
momatonly16

Asked by momatonly16 at 11:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • If you do have gestational diabetes you should most likely be able to manage it with diet. You'll go on a diabetic diet and have to monitor your blood sugars on a daily basis (probably several times a day) with a blood glucose monitor. Some women do have to have insulin, but your Dr will be able to give you a better idea once you have the 3 hour test. You will have closer monitoring during the rest of your pregnancy, probably more ultrasounds to watch the baby's size as many babies born to wome with diabetes are bigger. But as long as you follow the diet and keep your blood sugar under control your baby will be fine. Good luck with the 3 hour test.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:04 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • The great news, is that the only "health" risk for gestational diabetes is that your baby might be "bigger than average." There are only true medical risks if you have unmanaged actual diabetes. Sometimes gestational diabetes can be a sign that you were developing type 2 diabetes, but for the majority of women, that's not the case. If you are worried about your babies health, just make sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet (whole grains, fresh produce, lean meats and dairy and plenty of water). Don't be one of those women who acts all scared and then keeps eating trash (like I did) - there's no point! And - if you're worried about a larger than average baby, be confident in the fact that your body won't grow a baby it can't birth. And unless you have a documented pelvic deformity, that baby WILL make it through if you give it a chance. :) ((hugs))
    MamaSueCongdon

    Answer by MamaSueCongdon at 12:28 AM on Jul. 23, 2009