First experience of Glucose screening tests during pregnancy @ KKIA Pasar Moden Gombak

Monday, October 16, 2017 0 Comments A+ a-

Seriously? This is my first time to try the glucose drink. My past 3 pregnancy does not requires me to drink the glucose drink. What is that? I keep asking my friends who have done this test either in private hospital or government clinic (KKIA) on their past experience any tips to avoid vomiting after drinking the sweet drinks. Sounds yucky to me when you have to drink the whole glass of water that contains sugar!! I have read up few articles in the internet and they advise to just take a one deep breath and start drinking it all. Do not stop half way!!

So the day has come and I am in 28 weeks. KKIA Nurse said I need to fasting after 10pm ( no food allowed) and need to be at the clinic the next morning at 7.30am. The queue was long and it seems like most of the preggy mummy are doing the same test as mine. I got the number 7012, which means I am the 12th person in queue. First steps: To take urine as usual at 8am. Then, they start calling queue no for taking blood. After that in the same room, a few rows of plastic cups drinks are ready for us to drink! It does give me a shocked when I look at the big cup and it is almost full. I choose the lesser liquid which makes a little difference only. Aiks..really so sweet when it comes to the end when you can feel the sugar texture. Just one breath and pretend to be thirsty, keep my mind positive and start drinking it all..

Tips: You can wash abit of water to your mouth. Keep you mind calm and just drink it straight away. Few moments later I do drink a sip of water. Distract myself by looking at the magazine / phones within that two hours while waiting them to drawn my blood again.

Some mummy complaint that they wanted to vomit and some not feeling well after drinking it.

After two weeks, the result is out and within the range. Feeling Relief..

When is the test taken?

Glucose screening is usually done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. If the test, which screens for gestational diabetes, reveals elevated levels of blood glucose (sugar), a glucose tolerance test is then given to confirm the gestational diabetes diagnosis.

These are the purpose of Glucose  screening tests during pregnancy.
You should have a glucose screening during pregnancy if you are over 30, have a family history of diabetes, had a troubled earlier pregnancy or are obese. But even if you don't fit any of these criteria, your practitioner may still advise taking this safe and simple test, because about half of the women who develop gestational diabetes have no known risk factors. About 15 to 20 percent of women who take this screening will show abnormal levels of glucose and will be given the more involved (and more precise) glucose tolerance test. About 15 percent of the women given the second test will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes.Gestational diabetes can be controlled by diet, exercise or insulin. But if the elevated glucose levels remain undetected, the excess sugar in the mother's blood raises the odds of the baby being macrosomic, or overly large—generally 9 pounds, 14 ounces or more. Macrosomic babies may have difficulty fitting through the birth canal and are at risk for health problems such as jaundice, low blood calcium levels, or hypoglycemia. Luckily, glucose screening and glucose tolerance testing can help you detect gestational diabetes early, and give you a chance to minimize the risks of this condition.

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