My HB MWs offer the GTT at ~28 weeks and I'll be having it next week (I chose to do it, since my mother and aunt were diagnosed with it, and my diet is not bad, but could be better).
Their protocol is to have you drink 50g of sugar in the form of juice/your choice of beverage an hour before they test you. They say it's not supposed to be a fasting test, so you're welcome to eat that day, but shouldn't eat anything very carby, which might give you an artificially high number.
The issue is that my MW will be at my house at 8 am. So, I was thinking...
Should I eat a low-carb breakfast (at, say, 6 am) or not?
I don't want a "false negative" on the test, but I don't want a false positive, either-- I'm not trying to "beat" the test, but I also don't want my levels to be unrepresentatively high.
Which would be best? Not to eat, or to have a little breakfast 2-3 hours before the test?
WAHer & Wannabe, Wife to DH 1998, Mama to Buko, Born at Home March 2013
If you typically eat before 8 am then go for something low carb. If you usually haven't eaten by that time and feel you will be okay not eating then that is an option.
Mama to Blake, 6, and Grant, 4
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