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  1. My bet is that you pass the next test. A lot of people fail the first and pass the longer one. But either way, don't beat yourself up about it. It is not your fault. A few Easter chocolates doesn't cause gestational diabetes :) Good luck!

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  2. I have a friend who is skinny as a rail and eats fairly healthy, and massively failed the long GD test with both pregnancies. They said it's her pancreas not her diet (well, not diet alone) that is causing the GD. Just some food for thought, I hope you pass!

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  3. I doubt your results are due to anything you've done. I know of women who ate very healthy and exercised daily, yet they still wound up with GD. It seems like it can be a pretty random thing. It stinks that you have to go through the long test. I hope everything comes back normal from that one.

    And now I'm off to worry about my own glucose test this week because I have definitely NOT been as good about chocolate as you! lol

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  4. I can't say from experience, but will say following so many blogs that this failed test is very common. 98% of those woman went on to pass the 2 hour test with flying colors. Hoping you pass because I know how important you birth plan is. FIngers crossed for you.

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  5. I failed the one-hour test and passed the three-hour test. Type 2 Diabetes runs in my family, but only because those particular family members are obese. I've eaten healthier than I eat when not pregnant, but have indulged in some sweets here and there (a lot really). There's just something about pregnancy that changes a woman. I wouldn't worry too much about GD... that drink is full of sugar! And it's nice that your midwife is going to go with you. It's much easier to wait through the test with a friend! =)

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  6. Totally common to fail the first test - that's why my OB just goes straight for the 3 hour one to rule it out. I've eaten much healthier when pregnant but have gained a tonne, but I'm comfy knowing I've done well. You're looking after yourself, and baby, and that's all that matters. :) xx

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  7. All of you girls are amazing! Thanks for the comments, encouragement and support. It's good to hear that this is totally normal to fail that first test.

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