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Sat Jul 20 15:50:24 EDT 2013

Is it possible the OGTT was wrong and gave a false negative?
Asked By: bkek  

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I was diagnosed with GD at 23 weeks. I controlled the GD with diet/exercise (no medication) and delivered a healthy baby 6 weeks ago with no complications. I also have a history of PCOS. At my postpartum appointment, an OGTT was done. The lab results were a fasting of 65, a 1 hr of 112, and a 2 hr of 116. My finger samples showed results of 85, 156, and 134. At 3 hrs, I had a reading of 54 on my meter. I know there are differences between venous and capillary samples but the difference seems excessive. I verified my testing as best I can (clean hands, good strips, etc.). I checked my meter against 2 others and they were within 10 mg/dl. I have tested myself at home since delivery and have gotten some 2 hr numbers in the 130-150 range. I eat a reduced carb diet but have increased my carbs (to 80 g) to keep up my milk supply. I am wondering if there could be a cause for the difference? My family thinks I'm concerned about nothing and doesn't think it's worth contacting my doctor.
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