GTT Test

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  1. nikki_isme

    nikki_isme Well-Known Member

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    Where did this come from?!

    Yesterday I received a letter saying that I have been booked in for a gluten tolerance test - no one has mentioned this before! Does every pregnant women get sent this? It’s come totally out of the blue, and I’m confused as I had my bloods done a few weeks back and I spoke to a midwife yesterday about them all being fine, and I thought they included diabetes as part of the test. I then come home to this letter!

    All these appointments are driving me insane. So this is another morning I will need to take time off for as I need to wait 2 hours after drinking the glucose. I’m so lucky my employer is nice! Can you tell I’m in a bit of a mood today lol
     
  2. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    Not all pregnant women have this test. Do you have any family history of diabetes? I had to have the GTT last time because my dad's diabetic, even though all my bloods were perfectly normal. GTT is different to just including glucose in a series of blood tests - it checks how your body processes sugar by taking a reading when you've fasted and again 2 hours after having a sugary drink. I'm also not sure if glucose is included in regular bloods taken in pregnancy.
     
  3. iWitch

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    I've never heard of this - sorry. Have you spoke with your midwife about the letter? xx
     
  4. nikki_isme

    nikki_isme Well-Known Member

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    My mum has diabetes, maybe that's why, although when they did my initial booking appointment nothing was mentioned about maybe needing the test. It's the lack of info that bothers me!

    I have my 25 week appointment with my GP tomorrow, so I may ask her about it.
     
  5. Ella1979

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    #5 Ella1979, Jul 23, 2013
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    They should have discussed it with you a glucose tolerance test is given because of family history and/or raised BMI. I have both and mine came back that I had gestational diabetes. The test for me was fasting since midnight then a blood test, then a sugary drink wait 2 hours then another blood test. Good luck.
     

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