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#1 of 5 Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I failed my 1 hr test and now have to do the 3 hr. I did the orange drink for the 1 hr but I was so sick after...but more like the reaction I have to being exposed to gluten. I called the doctor and discussed alternatives and they agreed to allow me to eat jelly beans instead. They suggested 38 brachs jelly beans...which are not gluten free. They said I could get other jelly beans but they have to total 100 grams of carbs. The jelly beans we usually buy are organic and taste great but ill have to eat 67 to hit that 100 mark. Has anyone done the test this way? I don't have to eat many jelly beans to feel sick as it is so I'm pretty sure 67 will be quite a challenge.
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Can you eat 5 cups of Motts applesauce? Not actual cups but those little plastic cups they come in. I've seen that used before. 

For me it was easier to just down the drink because it was fastest. I think that amount of sugar in any form is a big hit to the system and will make you feel sick no matter what.

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It is for sure...they seemed pretty open. I did the drink for the 1 hr. I don't mind it...it's not the greatest but not the worst either. This is my 6th baby and I've always felt sick after the glucola. This time though it was definitely a reaction to something in it...a hard lesson learned in the last few years. Apple sauce is definitely doable though. Well at least I think it is...
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I have to take this in two weeks! I'm celiac and am nervous about being glutened by anything in the gluCOLA too, but everything I've read says it is fine. I just don't like to risk it with 'natural flavors' and other ambiguous ingredients. 

 

I have heard, though, that eating something with fat in it right before drinking the orange stuff helps your body deal with the sugar overload. Kinda like how your body works naturally! I plan to eat a bowl of plain full-fat yogurt right before. They only said no eating AFTER the drink, right?

 

(I can't believe they want you to eat the equivalent of 100 grams of carbs. That's often over my daily goal, total!) 

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They did find a drink that was gluten free and dairy free. Call the lab you'll go to ahead of time. The one I usually get sent to didn't have it and she had to call a bunch of places to find it pushing my test out an extra hour! I did the lemon lime because it was gluten and dye free. I failed my 1 hr...I had to fast for 10 hrs before both tests though. I ultimately failed the 3 hour too so GD for me greensad.gif it's not horrible though since my diet was already so low in carbs. They actually just took what I normally eat and spaced it out into smaller meals. Good luck!!
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