I'm curious if anyone can explain to me how this test works, what I can expect, what the different results will mean? Are there alternatives? What if I refuse and I DO have GD?
I have a lot of anxiety about this test - normally when I know I'm going to get my blood drawn, I make sure to eat and drink before going in and have still passed out or gotten lightheaded before, so the idea of fasting, downing a surgery drink, and then getting my blood drawn makes me really nervous.
At my very first blood draw (granted, they took a million vials), I passed out, spilled apple juice all over myself, lost bladder control, and almost had to be sent someplace else because I wasn't waking up (I vaguely remember someone saying, "should we call code ____?" and someone else said, "no she's waking up"), and then had to wait an hour and a half before they would let me leave. It was really scary.