Post # 1
So I have my glucose test on Fri am. They gave me the drink to take home, so I don’t have to wait an hour at the office. My midwife apt is scheduled for 8:30. But when they called today to confirm they told me I needed to be there at 8:00am. I asked what the glucose test entails, since I thought it was a simple blood draw, and she told me it isn’t even a blood draw, just a finger prick. So I go in, get my finger pricked, and wait 30 mins for my apt? Ugh, so frustrating. Usually they are awesome, but I’m not sure what’s up with the scheduling for this apt.
Post # 3
Perhaps the scheduling was done so that they will have the results of your glucose test ready ?
Post # 4
Hmmm. I never got the finger prick. Well, at least you don’t have to sit there for an hour like most people.
For me, I drank my glucose at the lab. I was just going to sit there for an hour but then the lab recommended to check if the OB/midwife would take me early. They had time and saw me for my appt. while I was waiting for my hour. Then I went to get my glucose checked as soon as the appt was over. I got my results by email that I was cleared. If it came back with trouble, I would have likely had to go back in at another time or had a phone consult, not sure though.
Post # 5
@mrstilly: weird, maybe it’s because i’m in australia, but when I had the glucose test I had to have the drink and then an hour later they did a blood draw. Maybe Jules1949 is right and they want to have the results in time for your midwife appointment?
I was way more worried about having to drink it than anything, it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Mine just tasted like flat lemonade.
Post # 6
FYI they didn’t warn me to bring something to eat afterwards but I wish that I had. By the time I left the office I was nauseated and very flushed from the sugar overload.
Post # 7
I went in and had a baseline blood draw, drank the drink (tasted like melted popsicle to me), sat around, repeat blood draw, went home. No finger pricks here…real needles. I felt ok during and after but you may want to bring water and something like a granola bar for afterwards. Good luck! I had to do the 3-hr test as well but thankfully passed.
Post # 8
i had to take the test where i drank the glucose solution, waited an hour, and then had my blood drawn. i wish it was a simple finger prick for me lol…good luck!
ps…bring something for after the drink will make you feel yucky
Post # 9
Lucky you to get the finger poke instead! That means the glucose test will be done on a glucometer right when your sample is collected, so you can get your results right away. It takes some time to get the paperwork ready and for the procedure, but maybe they were just being generous with the time to make sure you weren’t late for the next appointment?