I'm 25 weeks preggo, and my midwife brought up the diabetes testing thing. She doesn't like to give out the glucola, but some moms opt for it because it's easier. I have a history of diabetes, but so far my fasting sugars have been really low this pregnancy. The problem I'm having is tolerating carbs, so she really wants me to test for it. She gave me a couple different options, but I'm not sure which to take.
She said that I could monitor myself for a week. Eat like I normally do, sugars and everything, and test myself before and after every time something passes my lips. The problem with this is that I eat so often, it's really hard to get a one-hour reading on me.
Another option she gave is to eat a big meal typical of the highest sugar/carb content I usually eat, then come in for a blood draw. Problem with this is that it changes so often, I wouldn't know what to eat.
Those are the only two options I remember getting. She said that drinking the glucola/apple juice/soda thing and then getting a blood draw usually causes elevated numbers because it's not something your body is used to, so it's important to test after something that you normally do.
What do you think is the best way to test for it? If I didn't have such a strong type 2 diabetes history, and if I weren't dumping more glucose in my urine, I wouldn't worry too much, but I think I need to figure it out.