Well the glucose tolerance test was a disaster. Took so long to get the results because the Doctor who wrote the order put Fasting…. But told me to eat and have the glucose beverage. There was a lot of confusion from everyone. My numbers came back at 115. Which was marked high. But since it was actually the one hour ..it needed to be under 140.
Essentially I passed. However, after emailing with the office nurse it still had not been noted in my file. So when I had my appointment with Dr. Dorr, she ordered the three hour. I did end up having to do the 3 hour test, even after she and I spoke about the mix up. Just to be on the safe side.
However, there had already been an appointment with a gestational diabetes counselor made. They sent my pharmacy a script for a glucose meter and all the parts that go with checking your sugars daily. When my results came back. I assed all the tests….but no one cancelled that appointment with the counselor.
Had the appointment and she wanted me to track my glucose for 2 weeks since all my numbers were fine. My fasting number should be under 95…it has consistently been around 100 or higher.
Today I had an ultrasound to monitor the SCH we had issues with earlier in the pregnancy. The tech measured the baby and told me that he was measuring big. She didn’t see the SCH anymore and went to get the Doctor.
Doctor said he would like to medicate me for the high fasting numbers. He suggested insulin shots since it is safe and doesn’t pass through the placenta to the baby. I showed concern for using insulin and he said I could do metformin, but that does pass through the placenta and goes to the baby.
Now after I take my after dinner numbers, I have to give myself a shot of insulin. I am not happy about it. I don’t care that it’s only for like 5.5 weeks. I don’t care that other people have done it and all turned out fine. This is my fourth pregnancy and I feel like I failed this baby. I am nervous that it will disqualify me from being a surrogate for my friend again. And that would be devastating.
I know people mean well but none of their words of encouragement have made me feel any better.
I also have to go twice weekly for non stress tests…in Annapolis. Today has sucked…then I had a dentist appointment….and those are never pleasant.