Quoting Ski&Meg&Ash:“ I'm not afraid of needles, injections are just fine, I don't mind drinking surgary things, having my ... [snip!] ... to yourself. The only side effect do this that I can see is that you come out with a 10 lb baby. Has anyone passed on the test?”
I'm sure someone in the last 17 pages has said something similar to this, but to be honest I don't have the patience to read through.
There are ALOT more serious complications then just "having a 10lb baby" If you were to have undiagnosed GD then your baby could go into shock imediately after delivery. What happens is as your blood sugar levels rise and remain high your child will start producing insulin for you, and then at birth they are no longer expossed to your sugar levels but their insulin levels are still high and that causes them to go into shock and it is a possibly fatal complication.
Also it shouldn't be a normal sent to the lab, sit down have big needle inserted into your elbow kind of blood draw. Your Dr. can do it in the exam room. They will prick your finger with a little lancet, squeeze a small drop of blood onto your finger and put a small strip up that will automatically draw the blood into it. And about 5 secs later the glucometer will tell your dr. your sugar level. It doesn't hurt and is faster then an injection. There will be no turnicates and vials. I do this process 4 times a day because I do have GD. It really isn't that bad.