Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Washington, USA:

I am 35 weeks along in my pregnancy, and I am very worried. I fasted for the one-hour test, even though I didn't know I didn't have to fast. I drank the glucose, and waited an hour. My doctor called me last night, said my blood sugar was 156 mg/dl [8.7 mmol/L] and he doesn't like it to be over 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. So now I have to go in for the three-hour test. I don't exercise enough, but I think I eat right. Is this accurate? I need a second opinion.


You are correct in that you do not have to fast before the one-hour glucose test. However, if you do, it probably makes the test more sensitive in screening for diabetes. The value of 156 mg/dl [8.7 mmol/L] is significant, and the proper next step is the three-hour test.


Original posting 3 Sep 2003
Posted to Gestational Diabetes


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:50
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.