Post # 1
I have my 1 hour glucose tolerance test on Thursday at 3:30pm. My doctor’s instructions are to eat a normal diet until I drink the orange stuff (and nothing after that until my blood is drawn).
To avoid having to take the 3-hour test, I want to reduce the amount of sugar I eat before the 1-hour test. Any snack or lunch recommendations?
Post # 3
I ate about 2 hours before my test I had fries and chicken nuggets from wendys. I was told to avoid anything too sweet
Post # 4
Mine was early in the morning and I had a regular breakfast, probably leftovers from dinner the night before.
I also had another one where I wasn’t supposed to eat before.
Post # 5
Mine was at about noon-ish. I actually ate a bagel about a 1/2 hour before (which I didn’t realize was bad until after) and still passed. lol
Post # 6
Mine was at 7:30 am, and I ate 2 eggs per my doctor’s recommendation beforehand. I won’t find out if I passed until Wednesday.
Post # 7
If you want to avoid food stuffs that break down easily into glucose in the body – so avoid simple carbohydrates and go for complex carbs like vegetables and legumes (beans etc). Avoid sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and other simple carbohydrates that will easily break down to glucose. However this test should be a true representation of your body’s ability to cope with sugar during pregnancy, and if you doctor has asked you to eat normally you should eat what you would normally eat. There is no point trying to trick the test to avoid the three hour test, because if you are diabetic during pregnancy you need to get the best possible care for that condition.
ETA: to be honest, as long as you’re not munching on sugarcubes five minutes before the test you should be fine – the body does a good job of keeping glucose levels in check anyway.
Post # 8
I’m usually an all day muncher and have fruit, granola bars, yogurt and wheat thins during the day for snacks. Plus the occasional (all the time these days) cookie. I’m guessing it will be better to reduce the amount of fruit and yogurt that I have on Thursday so my body isn’t trying to cope with my usual sugar intake PLUS another 50g of sugar from the drink. No need to give it an impossible task to overcome.
I was thinking some string cheese, almonds and celery with peanut butter. Which is semi-comparable to what I would munch on, just a less sugary option.
Post # 9
Eat eggs! Scrambled, fried, over easy whatever. I was told/read eat eggs because even natural sugars from say fruit can screw with the results of the glucose test
Post # 10
Spinach salad with hard boiled eggs? You could put all kinds of vegetables and beans on it, those foods don’t cause a sugar spike. Just make sure the dressing is low in sugar.
Post # 11
Im not pregnant but I have insulin issues & when I test my doc says eggs…oatmeal (original flavor not fruity or maple syrup)…I had a cheese stick and some water but then again my test was at like 11am so I didnt have time to get too hungry.
also: rice cakes. I remember she said the salty flavored ones are ok but don’t do the sweet ones or the cheesy ones
Post # 12
@TurtleDoves: Rice cakes are on my short list.
Thanks for all the suggestions! And for anyone that hasn’t taken their test yet – read the nutrition labels on your current snacks. Um, 29g of sugar in a serving of raisins?!? If I’d eaten those, THEN taken the test, there’s no way I’d have a chance of passing.
I think I’m going with celery with the following meal plan:
1. Cereal and orange juice (my usual breakfast) or scrambled eggs with cheese and toast and a glass of milk
2. Morning snacks: half peanut butter sandwich (normal), string cheese, rice cakes
3. Lunch: some sort of lean cuisine – will check the nutrition labels for the least sugary option (normal lunch), side of veggies
4. Pre-test snack: celery and peanut butter or some nuts
I figure this is close enough to what I usually eat that the test results shouldn’t be skewed. I just wish they’d do a blood draw before you drink the juice, then a draw 60 minutes after to give you actual results. I just don’t see how anyone could get reliable results from a test that doesn’t have a baseline result . . .
Post # 13
Oatmeal? None of the apple cinnamon, maple sugar ones though!
Mine was 730am as well. I was told no sweets 24 hours beforehand. Just to be safe I had no sweets the full week before! I did not want to test positive even though I highly doubt I will. I’m not a HUGE sweets person.
Post # 14
it’s so weird…my doctor told me not to eat anything after midnight the day before mine. i even double checked with him/the office this morning because the other woman at work who is pregnant told me that i’m not supposed to fast, but my doctor still said nothing past midnight. and it’s the 1 hour one(i’m hoping anyways because this will be my first one!). i’m trusting that he knows what he’s talking about lol
Post # 15
I had GD with my pregnancy and I will say that Peanut Butter is a wonderful snack and perfect for a pre-test. I had tons of peanut butter during my pregnancy since that is what I ate most mornings…lol.