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Old 03-25-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Hi there!

So just wanted to chime in as I will actually be taking this test. My midwife generally never does it(long story), but we've decided that I will do it. One thing she said, that I thought I would pass onto those of you who are doing it, is that if you read the original test design, it clearly states to take a 20 minute walk after you take the glucola. I know some people are told to stay still the whole time.
I had intended to walk after drinking the junk, but then I had a completely incompetent u/s tech who took FOREVER to get the shots they needed, after waiting in the u/s room for like 20 minutes for her to show up. So it took pretty much the whole hour to get the u/s done and they had to come into the u/s room to draw my blood. No kidding mine was on the high end of technically normal. Then I got up and seriously almost passed out. It was 2 years ago and I still remember the sick feeling like it was yesterday.

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I did the test last week and will get my results Monday. I find the 20 minute walk thing interesting - here, at least in all the labs in this area, once you drink the orange stuff, you aren't allowed to leave until they do a blood draw an hour later so there is no chance for the walk. That's an interesting tidbit to know if things come back funny.
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I had my test yesterday and chugged the drink on the way to my appointment. After drinking Chinese harbal teas while TTC, this wasn't bad at all. I felt a bit of a sugar rush and the baby became very active, making it difficult to calculate his heart rate because he was moving so much!

I didn't do anything special and hope it comes back fine.

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I had my test yesterday and chugged the drink on the way to my appointment. After drinking Chinese harbal teas while TTC, this wasn't bad at all. I felt a bit of a sugar rush and the baby became very active, making it difficult to calculate his heart rate because he was moving so much!

I didn't do anything special and hope it comes back fine.
I did mine Thursday, and it came back fine. The funny thing was baby was super active UNTIL I drank that orange ooze. Then she utterly stopped moving, and when we listened to her heartbeat, the NP thought maybe she was asleep. She's been plenty squirrely since, so I'm not worried. I just thought it was interesting compared to what everyone else reports.

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I did the fasting and 2 hr post prandial yesterday...

Got 67 mg/dl for fasting and 81 mg/dl for 2 hr post maple latte, 1 1/2 glasses of milk and 8 crepes with blueberries and tons of maple syrup, and a short 15 min walk.

One of my midwife friends said I was an excellent sugar metabolizer and that I should put it on my resume. LOL!

I attribute it to tons of exercise, because although I eat a healthy diet I do have lots of dairy and some ice cream and baked goods. It is hard to get rid of the sugar monster!

I didn't do the test last time but I thought, cause I am 'elderly', I would see what I came up with...blessings for good health so far!
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