My wife has been just diagnosed as gestational diabetes at 28-29 weeks following OGTT test (2-hour test) in the hospital in Logan area, QLD. This is our first baby and she is 35 years old, but really healthy.
Following the test results, the hospital staff contacted us, and met for an urgent appointment with a diabetes educator and a dietitian already.
It was quite surprising to us that my wife became diagnosed as such while she was maintaining a really healthy diet and fitness with full time job. So I asked to view the actual lab results. Here are the readings and (upper max).
Initial reading after fasting: 4.5mmol/L (why the 3rd reading is elevated from 2nd reading? Unless my wife has super snail speed of slow metabolism to uptake sugar to her blood stream, is it actually possible? Even the upper Maxs recommended above are 10 and 8.5 respectively.
After researching all scientific aspects of GD and nutritional information, I am hoping for someone to clarify if the test results are even valid. The diabetes educator could not answer my query but commented that the results were odd.
Blood glucose monitoring also indicates that without much effort, she is well within the recommended 5.1 to 6.8mmol/L range throughout the day.
I have learned to question some dubious analytical data from lab results as errors can occur. I am a lab analyst (non-clinical) so I should know the error can happen.
Can someone please shine some lights this subject? any technical information would be very helpful.