Friday, April 28, 2006

sugar free delite

Happy day! I passed my one-hour glucose tolerance test this afternoon, which means that even though sugar is showing up in my urine, I don't have gestational diabetes. Yippee!

How it works is, you go to the OB's office and drink down a bottle of a very sweet, orange-flavored pop-like beverage that's loaded - LOADED - with sugar. I mean, I'm still coming down off the sugar high right now, and I'm praying that the low to come does not take me out for the evening because Steve and I have a benefit to go to. Anyway, you have five minutes to drink that, and then you wait for an hour and have your blood drawn. They test it right there in the lab. They want you to have a level of 140 or below. If not, you have to take a three-hour test to rule out diabetes. My level was 96. I was amazed it was so low! With two appointments in a row of sugar showing up in my urine samples - and with my risk of gestational diabetes being higher because I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, I was sure I was going to fail the test.

Now I'm loopy with relief (and sugar)!


Cynthia said...

I do have diabetes. I've had it for five years. I have to drink water like it's no one business and exercise to get my resting numbers under 100. So yeah for you.

Liz P. said...

Yay! Talk about a good relief!