I can tell you two things.
1) It was worth the sticks to find out whether or not I was diabetic.
2) I am never doing that stupid test again.
Why it was worth it:
This is the one thing I was freaking out about. I have been worried I might have been diabetic for a while now and while it seems completely selfish (it is), I was not worried about the baby's development, was not worried about labor, or anything else. I was freaked out about being diabetic. Sorry I am not sorry. Some people freak out if their baby is developing properly, some people freak out about breast feeding, some people freak out about paint, cribs, and baby gear.
I admit my fear was completely selfish. Moving on.
Why I am never doing this test again:
If I have subsequent pregnancies (and I will, I'm sure!) I am not going to take this test. I will opt out. It was a headache and a nightmare, both times. My doctor did not require me to fast for the 1 hour test, so it caused me to take the 3 hour test. It took days for results both times. I spent so much time worrying about this (pretending I wasn't, by the way) that this is just not happening ever again. Also, if I am not diabetic at my heaviest, then I am sure once I get back on the weight loss/fitness journey that I will not be diabetic then.
Remember, I was concerned pre-preggers that I might have been diabetic. I actually ordered the lab work from my regular doctor and was waiting until we got decent insurance to go take it. Well now that that I have taken it (twice), no need for a repeat. Ever again.
Badge of Honor:
|The bruise. Sorry for the super white flash, it kind of washed me out.|