I had my glucose test yesterday and got my results back this morning…I didn’t pass!
I have to go back in on Tues for the 3 hour test. My levels came back at 147. The cutoff is at 134. The RN told me that even if I made the cutoff at exactly 134, they’d still have me come back in for the 3 hour test because it was too close to the cutoff. I think my levels were elevated because I was eating a ton of sweets and carbs during the week. I was still having sweets and carbs even to the night before my test. Ahhhhh…I should’ve watched myself.
I’ve done some searching online about overloading on carbs and it appears to be one end or the other. It appears many have received same instructions of overloading on carbs before the 3 hour test. But the results seem very extreme. There were lots of people who said they didn’t pass because of this overloading on carbs and felt they were set up to fail. Some said they did exactly as told and passed. And there were also a lot of people who weren’t instructed to more carbs so they ate normally…complex proteins and carbs several days before testing and passed.
I don’t really want to overload on carbs or overdo it. I am worried if I do that, I’ll fail for sure! I have a feeling the only reason why I failed my 1 hour test was because I was eating a ton of carbs during the week and even the day before the test.
The 3 hour test sounds absolutely dreadful. Anyone had to take the 3 hour test and pass after failing the first one?