Post # 1
I have my one hour glucose test next Monday. My doctor said that I didn’t need to fast before the test, but I was just talking to my best friend who said that she had to fast before taking the test. Did you have to fast beforehand? If you did, how long did you fast?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@MsSparklyBee: my appointment is at 11am. I will be STARVING if I don’t eat anything beforehand. I think I might just stick to proteins like eggs and maybe chicken. =
Post # 7
I was told not to fast (my appointment was at 3:30). They said just avoid anything really sugary.
Post # 9
Why not call the place where they do it, or your doctor to confirm? It would be annoying to get it wrong…
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.