(Closed) Glucose tolerance test – pre-test snack recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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 # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

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