l Diabetes Testing
08-01-2013 08:15 AM
So I went for my second, 2nd trimester appointment with my doctor the other week. It was a quick in and out type of appointment. We went through the regular procedures (urine sample, weight, blood pressure) and didn't talk about much else.
I'm coming close to 25 weeks (Saturday) and I've read and been told about the gestational diabetes testing. I was told by a number of friends and family members that they have had their gestational diabetes testing around this time. I should also mention that I am Canadian Aboriginal (same as America Indian) and my grandmother has diabetes. Weight has never been an issue for me and I'm quite healthy.
Okay so what I am wondering is whether or not the testing should have come up in the appointment? Should I have said something to the doctor about it or is it something that is at the discretion of the doctor?