(Closed) Tips for “passing” my glucose test

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Any sort of carbs or sugar (even fruit!) could spike your glucose levels. I would stick with protiens only before your test – like eggs or meat, just to be safe!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

they told me not to eat before my test. the only advice i can give is dont throw up. throwing up is instant 3 hour test!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I made my test first thing in the morning, so I didn’t eat anything. I only did the test one time and it was negative so yeah 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve taken the 1hr test, twice (an early glucose test at 18 wks & then the normal one at 28wks). I went in the morning both times & skipped eating. I was fine afterwards and drove myself home. I would definitely take a snack with you to eat after the test.

 

@cr6zy: this must depend on you doctor’s office. for mine, if you throw up, it just voids the test and you have to come back and try again.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Honestly if I could do it again I would skip eating and just go as early as possible. I stupidly had a bagel and then had to go back for the 3 hour, which luckily I passed.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you’ve eaten ANYTHING… other than black coffee they cannot test you.

It has to be fasting.. unless your dr. has specified anything different and it has to be on the order and it’s noted on the test results.

I’ve had to turn many a pregger momma’s away b/c they ate. =/

From what we’ve done… throwing up just means re-testing another day.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@runsyellowlites: Not necessarily.  They (doctor and thetesting center)  told me I could eat before my 1 hour as long as it wasnt heavy in carbs or sugar-so they sugested mostly proteins, minimal carbs, no fruit.  And they asked me when I got there if Id eaten and I told them yes-eggs and some sausage, and it wasnt an issue.  I think it depends on your doctor, so ask them.

Also-I passed even after eating, so really, it probably just depends on your levels.  You cant really trick it into being lower, but you can get too high of a reading based on what youve eaten

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@runsyellowlites:   For the 1 hour test I was told you should eat, that it shouldn’t be fasting.  

Where I went to the OB they do the 1 hour test twice in pregnancy, once at 16 weeks and once at like 28 weeks.  I scheduled mine in the morning both times and had a small breakfast with water before hand (probably like an hour and a half before the test) and passed with plenty of room to spare both times.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just took that last week. Mine was at like 1:30 in the afternoon. I had an egg with tabasco and pepper, but then my husband got a breakfast burrito, and I thought, “No fair! I’m hungry too!” So I ate a breakfast burrito. I passed after the 1-hour test.

And gosh did I want a chaser for that crap. If you drink normal (not diet) pop it should go down a little easier because it has got that syrupy feel to it like normal pop does – but that doesn’t mean it is pleasant. I chose fruit punch. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KellyV: @troubled: Then I’d imagine that where you test would be aware of that. We always tested fasting… unless it was specified on the order. =)

And you’d be surprised preggers and not how many people would come in having eaten something and we’d have to turn them away… ugh =/

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Your not supposed to eat anything. At least thats what they told me.. So I would just stick to water and drink ALOT of it. Also before that try not to eat alot of breads, pasta, carbs like that and things with lots of sugar, even if it is “good” sugar like fruit. But I would be prepared after you drink that nasty stuff to wash it down with some water or something. Its awful Im not going to lie to you.. Good luck and dont fret you will pass. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

OH.. and if you have a choice… the orange is the “better” one… the cola tastes terrible. lol

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@runsyellowlites: theres a cola one?!  EW!  Ive only heard of orange and fruit punch!  I HAAAAATE flat soda, so Id imagine I wold despise the cola.  I didnt mind the orange though, I thought it was kinda tasty lol

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KellyV: lol… yea we had the fruit punch in our lab… I did the orange one and thought it just tasted like extra sweet Sunkist. lol

And yes…. there is a cola one! <– yucky!

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