Question about the glucose tolerance test!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Fast before the glucose test?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    60 %
    No : (8 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I didn’t fast for the first one. If your number comes back high, then you go and today the 3 hour test where you can’t eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.  

    Post # 4
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    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I did with dd 5ish years ago. I believe it was no food after midnight so I made my appointment for 1st thing in the morning so I wouldn’t be starving!

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was told to fast for mine, I had read somewhere to eat “some kind of eggs to help beat it”  so I only ate 1 and that was like a good 5 hours before the test.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I was told not to fast (my appointment was at 3:30). They said just avoid anything really sugary.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Why not call the place where they do it, or your doctor to confirm? It would be annoying to get it wrong…

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Don’t fast, the test is meant to be done under your “normal conditions”. I dont believe I’m trying to beat the test, gestational diabetes isn’t a joke and this is the only time they really check for it. You don’t want it missed and have it possibly harm baby or even yourself. Eat a normal breakfast (just don’t eat a giant bowl of lucky charms or something sugary like that) and see how it goes. You do need to fast for the 3 hour test if you don’t pass this one though.

    Post # 11
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    8821 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I haven’t gone yet, but was told when I come in I don’t have to fast I just can’t have anything sweet before I come in.

    Post # 12
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    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No — if your doctor said don’t fast then don’t fast. The 1hr test is just a screening test not the full diagnostic test. I was skipped directly to the full diagnostic and THAT’s the one that you have to fast for because they take your blood before drinking the sugary drink to test your fasting levels and then an additional 2x-3x after drinking the drink.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My fast is 3-4 hours before the blood draw, so I start fasting 2-3 hours before the drink. That’s for the one hour.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was told no fasting for the one hour.  If you fail the one hour then you will go back and take the 3 hour and for that one you fast.

    Post # 15
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    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted No, but my appt was at 930 am – when I checked in, I asked for the drink right away, and they drew my blood at 1030. I just didn’t eat until after, although they never told me to fast beforehand. I’d go the protein only route, a few hours before the test.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My doctor doesn’t do the 1-hr/3-hr tests. She sent me for the 2-hr which is very similar to the 3-hr, but just one hour less. I was told to fast prior. I stopped eating from about 10:00 p.m. the night before and I did my first draw and drank my drink at about 9:00 a.m. the next day.

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