I had a quick OB check up today to make sure I'm fit to travel the 10+ hours to Missouri this weekend (so excited!) Everything checked out fine, except for the news that I failed my 1 hour glucose test (upper threshold was 135 and I was at 160,) and I'm anemic ("normal" is between 11-15 and I was at 9.9.) I already knew this but I got a plan of action from my OB.
I'm going to do my 3 hour test tomorrow. If I fail that (which my OB seems to think I will due to my high number on the 1 hour test,) then I'll have weekly appointments with her until we figure out how to manage my levels. She said there are a few ways to do so: diet, Metformin, and insulin. I was on Metformin for over a year before getting pregnant (and up until 12 weeks gestation,) so if I have to go back on it, it'll be like reuniting with an old friend...that you want to kick in the teeth. Metformin and I don't play well together, but it is what it is.
I will say that I'm a bit nervous about insulin. Thankfully I didn't have to go down the road of injections to conceive, so this will be my first experience of having to give myself daily shots. Of course I'll do anything to make sure myself and Breadcrumb are healthy, but I'm still a bit nervous all the same. Any words of encouragement or success stories would be appreciated.
I also have a prescription for iron which I have to take twice a day with a shot of orange juice (apparently the Vitamin C helps your body to digest the iron better?)
Thankfully, Breadcrumb isn't measuring large at this point, so we're hoping to keep him that way. I'm totally using this weekend as a last hurrah and eating all of my favorite foods from my hometown. Nachos, pasta and pizza, here I come.
Anyone fail their one hour test to then pass their three hour? I've heard the statistic that the majority* of women who fail the one hour pass the three hour, so I'm hoping to fall on the good side of that statistic.
*Statistic read on the internet, which means it's probably incorrect. Don't quote me.