What? Did I run a race? Nah... I am referring to my Gestational Diabetes testing. After more than the expected wait time, I put in a call to the doctor's office. A nurse called me back. The doctor is out of town, thus the delay and the "unofficial" title (because she has to give the final word). Here is the skinny:
1. My fasting blood sugar was 75, which she said was normal. (Web MD says 70-99 is normal.)
2. After drinking the ultrasweet drink and waiting an hour, my blood sugar was 180. She said 120-200 was normal. YAY! (I think this one is most important, personally.)
3. After another hour it was 152. She said 140 and below is normal. Poo!
4. My final blood sugar was 71, which she said was fine. (Web MD says 70-125 is good.)
Her take on the situation is that, generally, 3 of 4 is considering "passing." But the doctor will have to make the final decision. Here's hoping!
I must say, though, my view on food has changed a bit since this whole ordeal started. So maybe all the fasting and needles haven't been for naught. And I no longer look like a junkie; my arms are hardly bruised anymore!