September 29, 2010
Gestational Diabetes Screening
Today I will endure chugging a nasty doctor ordered orange drink and then proceed to get my blood drawn all to find out if I need a further diabetes screening. Although this screening is mandatory for all pregnant women, I doubt all women go into it being told by their doctor that they will likely fail it. =(
My doctor said because of my PCOS (the cysts affect insulin, yada yada yada) I will probably fail this test, then have to repeat it all for a 3 hour time frame. I'm not too thrilled about that possibility. A) I hate needles (I CAN'T BELIEVE how well I was able to withstand them during our infertility treatments- that seems so long ago) B) I REALLY don't want to have gestational diabetes and have to deal with all of the carb and sugar counting and worrying about what a bowl of ice cream might do to my insulin, and therefore our baby...ugh
So a few extra prayers for a "normal" test today would be appreciated... wish me luck with the orange stuff too!