Quoting Vindictive:" If you don't have ANY of the risk factors for GD, you don't need to have the test. Angelina Jolie did."
No body's being rude here dear, please refrain from showing your backside in public like that. Go to the Diabetes.org website. Yes, you usually have risk factor's but some don't. That's the truth of it. As a woman with Diabetes, I know a bit more about it than the average person. I would appreciate it, if you would like to have a conversation about this, that you throw away all of your preconceived notions on the topic, and let's actually have a healthy discussion about it. I don't have a problem being proven wrong, but the article telling people that basically if they don't shovel cake into their mouths on a regular basis they shouldn't worry about it, is a concern as it should be. Not just for me, but for you as well. As a mother, or a pregnant woman, don't you think it's important to let doctor's tell you you don't need something, instead of having mother's take it for granted because someone or something they trusted told them not to worry about it? If you don't find this irresponsible then I'm afraid for you and any future or current pregnancies you may have. Undiagnosed Diabetes of any kind during pregnancy can cause all types of problems, including miscarriage and stillbirth. You cannot tell me that, it's not important to get tested for this no matter who you are, and feel comfortable with that. If it's as simple as drinking something nasty and getting some blood drawn, why would you try to tell people that it's not important to do it when the risks of not having it done far outweigh the "pain in the ass" it may be? I understand that part of your hostility is out of fear of being labeled, but the truth is Diabetes is not something you should be ashamed of getting. It happens to people for any number of reasons. Truth be told, if you aren't genetically predisposed for it, you won't get it no matter how you live your life. So let's all agree that we will not take the term/label Diabetes as a slight, and move on from there with education and advocacy!