Tuesday, February 26, 2013

3-Hour Test Scheduled

My Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 am.

I found the below guidelines for abnormal results:

Interval                Abnormal Reading
Fasting                   95 or higher
One hour               180 or higher
Two hours            155 or higher
Three hours         140 or higher
(information taken from American Pregnancy Association)

With my GTT in a week, I am hopeful that I will pass the test with flying colors!  My friend took the GTT today and wasn't able to complete it because she got sick.  Instead of making her retake the test, they went ahead and gave her the diet guidelines for Gestational Diabetes.  

In recent weeks I have given up Oreos entirely!  My obsession with Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies also came to a close with a little help.  When I've been in the grocery store I've been abstaining from purchasing ANY sweets, but buying yogurts with granola and always buying some yummy strawberries or cantaloupe.  

Before I was pregnant I never had to worry about what I was eating.  My metabolism had just begun to slow down, but I was able to eat whenever and whatever I wanted.  Pregnancy has definitely changed me and my eating habits.  Before, I only ate one or two meals a day.  No snacks, no nothing in between.  I only drank water at dinner.  Now I cannot get enough water during the day!  My caffeine addiction was out of control and now I have to remind myself that it's alright to have one "real Dr. Pepper" a week as a treat.

I do hope that I can continue with my healthier habits once Elliana is here.  Brandon laughs at all that I want to do differently with her.  I'm sure that we'll make concessions, but for now I know without a doubt that I do NOT want her drinking soft drinks or eating fast food.  I'm sure it will happen occasionally, but I want it to be a treat when it does happen.  I barely ate anything when I was little and I started drinking Diet Dr. Pepper and coffee by age three!  I've still never eaten a whole candy bar and I don't plan on changing that.  I've definitely got my odd quirks, but I hope that Elliana will be a much healthier little girl than I was.


  1. I am impressed that you have never eaten a whole candy bar. I can't say the same. Anyways I hope your test goes well!


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