Wednesday, April 16, 2008

OGTT

OMG! Based on the result of my glucose test last Monday, I have high sugar in my blood. My OB asked me to undergo OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) to check if I have Gestational Diabetes. Based from what I read on the web, the test will be done in about 4 hours or more and there will be 3 to 4 blood extration. I also have to fast..wawa naman my baby, magugutom sya. Just thinking about it makes me sick. I don't like needles as much as staying in the hallway of the hospital for almost half day. But what can I do? I have to undergo the test for my health and my baby's health.

Please pray for me and my baby. I do hope that this test won't be a bad news. I hate the idea of insulin shots. According to my OB, if I have Gestational diabetes, then I will have to be injected because oral meds will not be good for my baby.

There's only 1 good thing I can think about the test, the glucose juice (if that's what they call it) which I have to drink doesn't taste bad. I read from another blog (sorry can't remember the site) that she had to repeat the test because she vomitted due to the taste of the juice. Yes, you must not vomit and you have to drink it all within 5 minutes.

2 comments:

Chell said...

goodluck.
let us know how it went.

all my prayers,
Chell

Alma said...

I called my OB and was informed na high daw ang sugar ko pero i haven't seen the report yet. I was referred to go to an endocrinologist. The sked of our clinic's endo is on Thursday...i'll know by then on what will happen next.

Thanks for the prayers :)