(Closed) Glucola Test for Gestational Diabetes

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It wasn’t horribly bad. They gave me the drink (fruit punch flavor) at my appointment before the test so that I could chill it in the refrigerator – it’s supposed to taste better cold. I believe you’re supposed to drink it all within 5 minutes. It tastes like a very overly sweet Gatorade. It’s not the greatest taste in the world, but you should be able to get through it. It may make you feel a bit nauseous though so make sure you eat something after the test. You have to have your blood drawn exactly 1 hour after finishing the drink. Good luck!


Post # 4
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@PrncssDva:  just came home from mine. I chose orange, they had it chilled already. Tasted like that “orange drink” stuff we used to drink as kids.  Wasn’t awful. Waiting the hour was the worst part!

Post # 6
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yea, it really isnt as bad. I got the orange flavor. It was pretty sweet, but i didnt think it was unbearable. I failed my one hour test, but passed the 3hr. Goodluck with urs.

Post # 7
1292 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m a nurse and have given it to many people. The majority of the people always said it wasn’t as bad as they thought it was going to be ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@PrncssDva:  It really wasn’t bad! I had the fruit punch drink and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be. The part that made me the most nervous though was having blood drawn. I hate needles and when they did the confirmation of pregnancy I bruised so bad it stayed for weeks but got an amazing nurse this time and had no brusiing and no pain!

Just make sure the drink is cold – makes it easier to drink and bring something to do while you sit around for hour ๐Ÿ™‚ My doctors told me I could eat a normal breakfast but i needed to be done eating exactly 1 hour before my test.

Post # 10
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PrncssDva:  The drink didn’t taste too bad, but to be honesty, I did feel really awful afterwards (like I had a hangover). I wish I’d taken the day off from work. I did pass though.


Post # 11
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had the fruit punch flavored one and it wasn’t that bad.  Tasted like sweet Hawaiian Punch.  It did make me very jittery though and I threw up right after they drew my blood.  I passed though!

Post # 13
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The one hour test wasn’t bad.  But if you don’t pass that then you do the 3 hour test.  That one stinks because it means you take blood, drink the juice, wait an hour take blood, wait an hour take blood and wait an hour take blood.  That’s 4 times of blood withdrawal!  I had to do the 3 hour and it stinks to sit there hungry for 3 hours!

I passed which is good but not fun.


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