PCOS & Glucose Test


PCOS glucose test time. When do you have to make your glucose test with PCOS?

How many weeks is glucose test?

  • Serena Steel I’m doing mine at 28 weeks
  • Just had my 2nd one at 29 wks +1
  • Do you receive a letter? To tell you.
  • No Dr. Just brings it up and schedules it.
  • Depends on your doctor, I had mine very early 8 weeks.
  • I had mine at 31 weeks.
  • I did mine at 18 & 28 weeks.
  • 28 weeks.
  • Mine were 10, 24, 26/27 weeks.
  • Between 24-28 weeks. Earlier if you have signs of diabetes, previous GD, glucose in your urine, ect.
  • 28 I did 24 since I have pcos.
  • 28
  • I did my one hour and my 3 hour at 26 weeks
  • 27 weeks.
  • Depends on Dr most of the time its between 26 and 28 weeks… I had 1 at each trimester so I had to do it 3 times (technically 6 because I failed the 1 hour every time and had to do 3 hour after that)

Just took my glucose test yesterday… Came back high 146. I’m freaking out… What now? I’ve never dealt with this before. What do I stay away from other then the obvious?

  • The thing that concerns me the most is I’m already on metformin which they instructed me not to stop at the test.
  • They may just up it. Most women with pcos are insulin resistant so we are always borderline diabetic. Even women without pcos get gd so we have a higher risk for it. They may just up your metformin. You’ll definitely be having a 3 hour though. They won’t do anything until then.
  • I was diagnosed a few weeks ago. I was told to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist. I saw them and had a class. I take my blood 4 times a day and eat certain foods. It’s not as bad as I thought. Here’s an example of the meal plan I’m on.
  • This is also another paper I was given.
  • Since doing this and taking my blood my numbers have been perfect. I go back on the 31st and hopefully they tell me I no longer need to be seen by them.
  • I failed all 5 pregnancies nothing to freak out about you may just need a diet change not a big deal hun 😀
  •  Thanks love…can you give me some pointers.
  • I will say everyone is different, it was some trial and error to figure what I could eat. I still ate normal everyday things just not a big serving. If that makes sense. Example I would have a small brownie not a huge one, 2 cookies not 5, salads for lunch, 6 inch sub and not a 12 inch, sushi was great never spiked it, I also ate meats that didn’t do much for me.
  • Thanks so much! I’m hoping the 3hr one is good but I’m still going to take precautions.

So after the 3hr glucose test it appears I have gestational diabetes. What now? Is baby at risk of anything. I’m worried now.

  • Not related to your question – how far are you?
  • 29 weeks.
  •  Ok…I’m 18 weeks and was wondering when I would do that.
  •  I took mine at 28 weeks (2 weeks ago) Ashley, and I have it. 😕
  •  If you keep it under control from what I’ve been told baby should be fine.
  • I couldn’t handle a bigger baby than 7pounds. My first son was just under 7 pounds and I didn’t have any complications like this with him so this is all new to me.
  • So I’m worried now, heard diabetes can make for bigger baby.
  • Only if it is uncontrolled.
  • I had no complications with my first except him coming early & I was super overweight before I got pregnant with him & this time around I’m getting close to GD they said…. We expect this to be a huge baby because my fiance was a huge baby.
  • Your OB didn’t want to schedule you with a diabetic specialist to teach you more about it? thats what they did with me.
  • She said one would call me to setup a class. I get the stuff to prick my finger tomorrow.
  • I was overweight with this one so maybe that doesn’t help either.
  • I’ve read they don’t really know what causes it
  • All I can think of is runs in the family. I stayed away from sugar and ate whole grains and thought I was being healthy.
  • It’s not so much being over weight unless you have pre-existing diabetes. It’s genetic and can be caused by having a bigger baby before, especially if you had GD with a prior pregnancy. Remember that pcos also effects the way we break down sugars and our hormonal imbalance(metformin=insulin resistance) also taken due to pcos. Those are mostly related. Just track low carb and more frequent smaller portions 🙂
  • Grains.. regardless of whole are still carbs when broken down is sugar.
  • Meats, eggs, butter have no carbs/sugar… I was diabetic before pregnancy and controlled with keto diet but since pregnancy, I have been having sugar and carbs abd I just failed my 1 hr (I knew I would given I’m diabetic already) and will be taking that class… after pregnancy I’m going back to my keto diet.. best of luck.
  • Every pregnancy is different. I’m pregnant with my 3rd and they say I have GD with this one. I didn’t have it with my first 2. I’ve been pricking my finger every day now.
  • While grains are pretty sugary. I would cut gluten completely.
  • Control is the main thing! I am insulin dependent and the risk for me are heart defects, large babies, you have a greater concern for stillborns. But my baby has seemed perfect so far. And my first was fine aside from low blood sugars at first. I did have my first early and expect this baby earlier than 39 weeks.
  • That scares me a little, the stillborn. But so far my baby seems fine, he was measuring 5 days behind and moves a lot.
  • Stillborn risk is more so for uncontrolled diabetes. Most women have healthy, fine babies!
  • As long as it is well managed you will be fine. They should have a nutritionist get in touch with you. But the main things are making sure you eat protein any time you have a carb. The protein slows the digestion of carbs so your blood sugar doesn’t spike as quickly. He stressed exercise was important and if I indulged in more sweets or carbs a short walk after that meal will also help minimize spikes in blood sugar. It’s scary but you will learn how your body reacts to different foods and adjust accordingly. They suggested eating 5-6 small meals.
  • Thanks you, some good insight.
  • Not that you should make a habit of indulging in sweets. But the nutritionist I met with during my last pregnancy said that if I wanted dessert to skip carbs with the meal. That way whatever protein you eat with your meal helps slow the digestion of the sweets.
  • It was really scary at first but you’ll get the hang of it. As long as you keep it under control your baby should be ok. Like most people advised have a snack every 2-3 hrs and at night don’t go more than 10 hours before your night snack and breakfast. Also try to stay as cool as possible because the heat also affects your blood sugar. There’s another support group on FB for expectant mothers with GD
  • I’m 31 weeks and have GD. I joined a group “gestational diabetes support group” and it’s been so helpful!! Be sure and listen to your dietitian and eat healthy and drink lots of water. If you need any help let me know!
  • I agree about this group! It helps A TON!
  • 5 kids all GD they were fine.
  • I found out at 7 weeks. They are now saying I was already diabetic when I got pregnant. They will medicate you first more than likely and if you are unable to control it where they want it then they will do insulin. Diabetes can lead to premature babies or big babies. The medications are not harmful to baby at all though. Do what the doctor feels is best for you and baby.

Did my 1 hour glucose test today. Results were abnormal so I gotta do the 3 hour test now. Does PCOS cause a higher chance of gestational diabetes in pregnancy?


  • I would think so only because we have the sugar issues as it is.
  • Yes it does, it actually increases it a lot. are you on metformin right now?
  • No not right now. I’ve never been on it. I kinda figured it did increase the chance.
  • Fingers crossed that you pass your 3 hr one. but yeah PCOS increases the risk a LOT if not controlled.
  • Yes… I just got diagnosed with it….doesn’t mean you will too you may be able to keep it away with diet….my doc said I’m my case the placenta is making hormones that fight my body’s natural insulin…
  • I’m really hoping I pass the 3 hour one. PCOS really does like to remind me it’s still there even during pregnancy huh…. It would be nice to kinda forget about for a bit. Thanks for the info ladies.
  •  I’ve never had sugar issues with my PCOS however having It does put you at great risk for gestational diabetes.. I went on a GD diet for the most of my pregnancy to help prevent it… Good luck!
  •  I lost my baby I had gd and they took off metformin and I had no insulin injections and the day I lost the baby doctor asked why I stopped taking metformin and I said she told me to and she stopped my refills and then she said I had to go back on it because my levels were high and later that day I lost the baby and she saw I was in pain and she dismissed it as regular pregnancy pain . Make sure your on gd diet.
  •  wow im so sorry Betty. 🙁
  •  Oh no I’m so sorry Betty 🙁
  •  I regret going off metformin . Heart hurts but ill be ok just make sure you consider taking something for the gd diet at least. Thanks
  •  I failed the 1 hour but passed the 3 hour no problem! I did develop preeclampsia and was induced at 37 weeks which preeclampsia risk also triples with PCOS so please ladies watch for signs in later pregnancy.
  • My doctor says it doubles our chances.
  • I never done the glucose test due to the hospital wanted the 3 hour one done but cudnt give me an early app which meant fasting for 21 hours which wasn’t possible. I never got gestational diabetes . good luck on ur 3 hour test.
  • I failed both tests, but even eating normally my levels have been great! I’m almost 32 weeks and my doctor said the test definitely gives the worst case senioro. We’ve kept a really close eye on my levels. If anything, they’ve been running a little low. My doctor said that you really don’t want them too low either, so I continue to monitor it and try to eat several times throughout the day.
  • Yeah it doubles the risk of it! 🙁
  • It does. My dads manager had gestational diabetes, her baby was so chunky when born! Just rolls of baby fat, still adorable, but just so chunky. He of course grew into the rolls.
  • Well with all this in mind I’m going to watch what I eat even more! My 3 hour test is on Tuesday I’m really hoping I pass it.

Was told to eat before my glucose test. How soon before it do I eat or does it not matter?

  • I was told not to eat, but i am doing mine first thing in the morning anyway. with my 2nd my appt was at 11, and they did say it was okay to eat something small, and not sweet.
  • I’m eating a bit of eggs and turkey bacon. I have to or I’ll throw up. They said to eat.
  • I have my glucose test today too. I had 2 eggs, turkey bacon, and 3/4 of a slice of whole wheat toast. We’ll see what happens.
  • Mines tomorrow at 830 with my son I fasted both times ..idk I was told not eating can give false results and this time around I’m always super nauseous.
  • I’m going Sunday and planning on eggs and bacon before I go.
  • I haven’t don’t the test my last 4 pregnancies but with my first I ate right before
  • I have to my office will refuse to see me if I refuse and just take my blood 4 times a day.. pissed me off.
  • I took my blood 4 times a day and refused the test I refuse everything my doctor loves to hate me lol
  • Yeah my office said if I didn’t take it they’d refuse to see me . So if I fail the one hour I’m telling them I won’t do a 3 hour and will only check my blood 4x a day
  • I “failed” the 1 hour test by 3 points because I ate… It was 139. I refused the 3 hour test because it would make me deathly sick. I checked my sugar 4 times a day because a dr said to. My sugar didn’t go above 119 after 2 hours. Last appointment, a different dr wanted to treat me like i have GD with extra tests and crap. At 34 weeks 3 days my baby is completely healthy and estimated to be 5lb 4oz. I think I’m safe from delivering a 15lb baby or so.
  • It doesn’t matter when you eat. Just eat a normal breakfast. You just can’t eat after you drink the drink until after the blood draw.

So… 28 weeks and didn’t pass my 3 hour glucose test 😞 I had a feeling it was going to happen. Any tips, advice, etc. from other moms who have had gestational diabetes? Doc is making me test my sugars several times a day and meet with dietitian next week.

  • Yeah I just got diagnosed with it at 26 weeks (I’m 28 weeks now) it totally sucks but it’s doable. Hopefully dietary changes will help you. I’m on 2000 mg of metformin a day as well as insulin Day and night. Pricking yourself on the finger actually hurts more than the insulin injection itself. All I can say is if it’s best for the baby, then we gotta keep going…
  • I got diagnosed last week and have been able to manage with the diet recommendations they have given me. They encouraged me to write everything down so if I do get high numbers we can associate them with things I might need to stay away from because everyone is different. Some people can’t tolerate a lot of fruit or dairy but some people can and that’s why testing frequently is so important for you to learn what you can handle.
  • Yes they want me to try and manage with a diet first and I’ve been on metformin. And then pricking like fours times a day. So I really really hope that helps! I want to make sure he’s healthy as possible. Thanks ladies!!!!
  •  I was on metformin previously before getting pregnant but my goal is to try my hardest to control with diet. I was surprised at how quick I got used to pricking.
  •  I had with all my pregnancies it’s not that bad honestly.
  • I had it with my last pregnancy. Increase protein in your diet. I was told your protein should match your carbs in every meal. If i wanted a dessert I skipped the carb with my meal and went for a short walk after to keep my sugar down. I found it pretty easy to manage once I had some guidelines to follow. It was rare that my sugar was high after a meal. I didn’t have to take any meds.
  •  Diagnosed at 26 weeks. Now 33 weeks. PM me so I don’t lose track of you and I’ll message you some tips and snack/meal ideas if you’d like! I message a lot of people, so it’s hard to keep track.
  • Just pm’d you! thank you!
  • I am a diabetic before pregnancy. if you manage with diet and watch what you are intaking. (read lables) it is easy to manage. Insulin is a life savour as i started it once i got pregnant.
  • I have been checking since 5 weeks. I met with a dietician she said my sugars were not to high but are elevated my doctor is just really strict she said eat less carbs eat more protein balance it out.
  • Yes, I am 8 weeks postpartum… I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 28 weeks. I recommend carb counting, cutting back on sugar, and lots of water! I had to stick my finger 5 times a day! It is very hard to do, but you’ll do Great! I just had my postpartum diabetes test and failed that also… so now I am considered Type 2 diabetic! Good luck mama… feel free to message me with any questions you may have.
  • I’m so sorry to hear this. 🙁 my heart goes out to you. Not looking forward to ending my amazing pregnancy like this. Just got the glucose monitor kit tonight so I guess here we go. 🙁 I appreciate ur comment.
  • Thank you! I had a hard pregnancy at the end! Gestational diabetes at 28 weeks, preterm labor at 31 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, blood pressure shot up at 35 weeks causing me to be induced!