Post # 1
So yesterday the doctor said that he wanted an additional ultrasound (which is done in the lab downstairs) and for me to have the glucose test done (which is done upstairs). When to office was making the appointment the ultrasound techs could only fit me in at 11:30 and the office had a 2:00 appointment for the test. So they said for me to bring someone to my appointment and then I can go to my ultrasound, come upstairs and drink my drink, go grab something for lunch, and come back and get tested. Does this sounds right to you?
Am I supposed to eat in between drink the sugar drink and getting tested? What tips do you recommend on passing the test? I asked the doctor and he said no fasting and just to eat normal but I also know someone who failed for having a glass of milk that morning.
What should I eat that day in the morning and especially at lunch? Should I also modify my diet the night before?
Post # 3
They told me to eat normally for my 1 hour test as well. I even had a couple of cookies. Granted, I failed my one hour so I would advise against eating any sweets. lol. I had the 3 hour test and was fine. That was the only time a prescribed “diet” and fasting were required. I would follow their orders.
Post # 4
I have not taken the glucose tolerance screening, but I do work in a lab and have performed this test many times. Take my advice with a grain of salt, as many of our patients were high(er) risk.
First, for a one-hour screening, fasting is NOT necessary. They generally reccommend eating a high protein breakfast, so toast with peanut butter, or scrambled eggs & fruit, something with carbs but definitely some fat and a good bit of protein.
For us, we do not allow people to eat during the test. The whole point is to look at how your body metabolizes simple sugar, so to continue eating or drinking will sway those results.
Make sure you take a book or magazine, hydrate well the day before and the morning of the test. Hydrating will help you feel better, but it also helps your veins stand out better.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve had both the 1-hour test and the 3-hour test twice now. No special diet/fasting for the 1-hr, fasting for the 3-hr. No consumption of ANYTHING during the tests. I would avoid a high-carb breakfast, though. And pretty much everything except meat, eggs, cheese, nuts, and veggies = carbs (milk, fruit, “real” carbs=carbs).
Post # 6
@crispygal- Glad you ended up passing the test. I will make sure I stay away from cookies that day or my ice cream frappes hehe
@Danelady- Thanks! Maybe I’m supposed to go for my ultrasound, get something to eat, come back at 1 to have the drink, and then get tested at 2. I will call to check, I didn’t think eating during the test sounded right either. I love fruit and carbs, so I’ll make sure to eat some protein but at least I won’t have to only eat protein.
Post # 7
The person who said they failed because of a glass of milk probably isn’t telling you the whole story. Maybe they forgot to tell you about the bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch that they had with that glass of milk- haha…
My doctor said to eat a good breakfast with protein, and no fruit and no empty carbs- so some good whole wheat bread with PB would be good, veggies, scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast that morning would be good, and then I would maybe do some lentil soup or something for lunch or grab a snack of string cheese, etc and then have lunch after your test, where you can eat whatever the heck you want 🙂
Post # 8
I had my appointment early in the morning. On my sheet, they recommended fasting for an hour or two. I just didn’t eat from going to bed until after my appointment. Since it was in the morning, I drank down the glucose and then commuted to my appointment. They tested my blood sugars right when I got in the office which was an hour after ingesting it. I ate around 10a.m. after the test, but didn’t feel fully recovered until about 2p.m. that day.
Post # 9
@MissRoot- haha, you are probably right! I just want to pass it so bad, I would go crazy if I have to go on a no sugar diet!
Post # 10
I transfered from another hospital, but here it goes.
I was told not to fast the first time, so I had some cereal a couple hours before the test. Went into the lab, did the nasty drink and waited a hour. I failed that test. They told me to come back for a 3 hour.
I transfered hospitals before then and told the nurse about it. She said well we can’t take their lab results anyway. We will have you do the 1 hour again. This time I did not eat breakfast, went right in as they opened, did the drink, waited a hour and that time I had passed.
The bad news? It turns out I did the test too early! I have to do it again at 20 weeks! Argh!