Is there such thing?
Borderline, almost there, barely passed – these are the words that my doctor mentioned as she discusses and interprets my glucose tolerance test laboratory results. If you’ve read my post about my OGTT experience I assumed there that I passed and was elated when I thought I did 😦
But there goes the doctor’s order: see an Endocrinologist.
She multiplied my results to some numbers and next thing I knew my results are not within the average range anymore which resulted to my gestational diabetes borderline verdict.
Based from my research in different pregnancy forums I expect to discuss my meal plan, be on a diet and monitor my glucose level after every meal. Sounds depressing If you’ll ask me but then here I go again assuming hahaha 🙂
I will let you know and keep you posted after I see my Endo.
Anyway, for now I’ll be watching my diet and do some exercises!
My GDM tools… Good thing my Dad have this for his own maintenance, imagine how much this will cost If I bought it only to be used during my GDM period 😦
P.S. Please pray for us to have a healthy and normal labor (cross fingers)
***Post Update as of August 30, 2016:
I’ve visited my Endocronologist last week and men! The patient line is long. I guess its just a proof that diabetes is a common illness nowadays. It took me close to three hours before its my turn. My doctor advised me to monitor my blood sugar within a week, and to change my diet as well, less white meaning white rice, pastas, bread and other carbs that breaks down into sugar. My ideal result should be:
Fasting < 90
1 hour after breakfast < 120
1 hour after meal lunch or dinner < 130
I noticed that my 1 hour post lunch is always high, playing at 115-120. Anyway, so far my results are within the normal range so I am hoping that I won’t be needing the insulin, I really hope not 😦
Tomorrow I’ll be having another blood extraction meaning another 8 hour fasting, which I tell you is beginning to be really hard this phase of the pregnancy. My doctor required to have the following laboratory tests:
Hoping for good results as I am starting to really be numb of this blood extractions everyday, weekly… Sigh 😦
***Post Update as of August 31, 2016:
It’s a good thing that my HMO approved the laboratory tests even though its for GDM which is pregnancy related. Unfortunately, my blood extraction for the lab test was postponed 😦 So much for my 8 hours fasting… As explained the procedure for PPBS is that they’ll have the blood extraction after fasting then you’ll eat a meal and again have another blood extraction after 2 hours.
With just a month to go before labor, things are closely monitored now. Check up every two weeks and what seems an endless lab tests. Oh, I also read that you have to retake the OGTT six weeks post partum to test if you have acquired type 2 diabetes that sets after your GDM. I hope not please! 😦
*** Post Update as of September 5, 2016
I passed with flying colors to my lab tests! and my endo is very much pleased “Very good” is the term he used to praise my less carb diet… simply put, we’re both happy. I just need now to continue my diet, monitor my sugar and no meds! yehey!
Next stop, check up with my OB at 35 weeks…
30 weeks tomorrow and counting…