At my IVF intake my RE doc asked me if I was in insulin resistant. I looked at her with a dumb expression.
Conversation went something like this:
RE: you mean to tell me you've never had a gtt?
me: um . . . nope
RE: Why not?
me: well my primary just wanted to do a fasting and and a1c which were both normal, but ..
RE: I certainly hope you order them on your pcos patients
me: Well I do but...
RE: take a week off your metformin and try to get it done before we get going.
SO anyway - today I went. The amount of complaining and moaning that I have heard over the years about 1 hr and 3 hr gtts you would think that they were the most vomit inducing terrible experiences of anyones life. I'm here to say now - really not bad, actually not bad at all. I do look a little like a heroin addict with track marks but seriously just a sweet drink and 3 little pokes.
Thankfully - it was normal which means my fingers wont be pricked in the first trimester and that I can stop my metformin earlier if I want to. I celebrated with potatoes for a snack and mac and cheese for dinner (it was a lean cuisine so not full fat . . .but I almost never eat carbs alone!) I am just really blessed that I am not diabetic (yet). I am sure I will be at some point but for now I am just going to enjoy one less thing to worry about.
And with that I will keep taking my metformin and my birth control pills.