I found out the news that I have been dreading and I really do have a high reading with my GTT test.
I diabetes educator rang me late last night and told me to come in today to see her.
After crying and letting everything out last night I felt much better coming in to see the educator and she reasured me that it will be fine if I follow her guidelines and keep to the healthy level of 7.0ml. But she said that I have to prick myself 4 times a day and if any reading is over the 7.0 mark then I will be placed on insulin straight away. I mean that is harsh only 2 readings over and I will be insulin dependant.
I'm sorry to hear that you did have a high reading with your GTT, I was really hoping that, because your hospital didn't seem too worried everything was all good. I am glad that you've been able to talk to someone about it though and get started on trying to manage it/control it.
It is possible to manage/control it with diet at times (I've been diet controlled since 12 weeks) but at the same time if you need to go onto insulin than just remember that it is usually only until just after bub is born and that it is best for you and bub.
I don't know if they suggested this to you or not today but keep a record of everything you eat for each meal/snack. I had several high readings in the first week but, because I was keeping a record and was able to pinpoint what caused the problem, they were willing to give me a little bit of time to sort out things like diet etc. Having said that, my GTT reading was 8.9 and my high readings were only going up to 8.something (I have to be 6.7 or under 2 hrs after a meal for my hospital) so they may have been willing to give me the extra time because things weren't too high.
Take each day as it comes and know that there are plenty of people on here who can relate and are happy to listen to vents and offer support/advice if wanted/needed.
All the best over the coming weeks.