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Hi ladies. I am scheduled to have my GD test next Wed, and when I started reading about what's in Glucola today I realized this is not something I want in my body.  I spoke with my OB and he said he had no alternative to offer me, but if I found one to let him know and we would talk Monday (he's open minded). So in looking back through posts here and Googling I find suggestions of jelly beans and grape juice, and mentions of other ladies being provided a list of alternatives from their midwives. Can anyone provide links or documentation of what alternatives other practices offer so that I have something substantive to give him Monday that is based in science? I don't necessarily want to skip the GD screening, just the chemicalized drink.

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I have heard of midwives doing a baseline test, then you go have breakfast, pancakes, syrup, etc, and retest.
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Thanks, the link actually spells out the ingredients for a 50g does of glucose, and he mentioned the dosage on the bottle in their office is 75g, so I can do the math to make that. I would MUCH rather make my own lemonade than drink the glucola and spend the rest of the day feeling ill.

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Just made my homemade 'glucola' for my GD test tomorrow with my OB's blessing. I taste tested it to make sure I had enough lemon in it, and it tastes like a lemon tea with honey. Wish me luck!

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Thanks for the help ladies, happy to say I passed my GD test! Baby has been very busy today, I think he was happy we don't have to give up our favorite gluten free brownies :)
 

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Great!

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