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I am going to take the one hour GTT next week. Any suggestions for meals to eat before hand. The doc's office said I didn't have to fast.

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I also don't have to fast at all... I heard that high protien low carb before is the way to go. My next appointment is at 9:00 so I am probably going to have some eggs with Cheese and maybe bacon... mmmm bacon. no toast and water. then go drink the junk. Well that was my plan anyways. If I were to have my appointment later in the day I would most likely have something like grilled chicken and veggies. Let me know how your test goes!

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Last time I took it my OB recommended a high protein breakfast and whole grains if you were going to have any carbs.

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I took both the one hour screening and the 2-hour (they don't do the 3-hour in Canada) diagnostic test already.

My midwives wanted me to take it because I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead....they wanted to rule out gestational diabetes as a reason for my size.

Anyhow- before the screening test eat lots of protein. I barely failed the test and I had eaten a turkey and cheese sandwich on sprouted grain bread. Also, drink lots and lots of water. It definitely helps.

For the record - I failed the screening with a blood glucose level of 8.0 mmol/L (about 144 mg/l - or whatever the US measurement is --cut off was 140 mg/L or 7.8 mmol/L), but I passed the diagnostic test with flying colours.
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thanks ladies. So not looking forward to the test. Especially because I have been craving sugar this pregnancy.

With odd I accidentally fasted for the 1 hour and I passed no problem. With ydd I didn't fast and did not pass the 1 hour but passed the 3 hour.

I do have risk factors for gd so I can't say no but I hate to take the dang test.

Thanks for the meal suggestions! Eggs with cheese and bacon does sound really really good

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I'll be taking the test soon. Here's what I remember from the last time around (in fact if you look in the oct or sept 07 DDC you'll find a post about this)

1- avoid carbs for a day or two before the test
2- eat a protein only breakfast
3- finish the meal 2 hours before the test (I think?)
4- drink the glucola as fast as you can (5 minutes)
5- during the hour wait, sip on water
6- move around, walk, etc as much as you can
7- can't remember the tips on whether to pee or not

I know there's more, but that's all I can remember right now.

Good Luck!!!

eta: heres the thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions...110&highlight=

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I had to do mine this past Wednesday. I really didn't want to, as I haven't felt well this week, but its done. One less thing to worry about, hopefully.
I ate 3 fried eggs and a cup of tea. Nothing else. Should find out Monday how it went, fingers crossed!! I failed it with DD, passed it with DS.

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With my first pregnancy, I had a high protein, low carb breakfast. I believe I had scrambled eggs with cheese. I was told about a lady who failed her 1 hour GTT because she ate Twizzlers before the test. I passed just fine.

I think I recall from my first pregnancy that eating good carbs a day or two before the test is actually a good thing. I think it has something to do with stored nutrients in the body....

This time around I'm doing an "self study" by using a glucometer to test my fasting sugar, then one hour after breakfast and two hours after breakfast. I think it'll be interesting to see how that turns out! (Also happy to get an immediate result whereas last time I had to wait to find out the result.)

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Last time I drank water before the test and during the wait. I was told to fast so I wanted something in my stomach so I wouldn't get sick. I passed.

I also remember getting shaky and having a major sugar crash afterward. I ended up taking a long nap that day. I have sugar cravings during pregnancy, but it was a lot for me.

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I had to take the one hour twice because I failed the one & 3 hour test my last pregnancy. For breakfast I ate two eggs, and a slice of cheese on a whole wheat english muffin 2 hours before the juice (our compromise, I can't drink the glucola). After I gulped it down I walked laps until it was time to go to my appointment. First time I took it, my numbers were in the lower 100's, at 26 weeks it was upper 90's.

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I failed my 1hr test, so they are sending me for the 3 hour one. I don't know how I'll manage the fasting and stickining me with a needle 4 times. I went fasting for the 1 hr as well because was really early in the morning. I don't know if that's the reason why I failed. My reading was 153.
I failed with my previous pregnancy as well and had to do the long one which left me with bruised arms from the needles and pretty bad memories about shaking, sweating and almost fainting in the end. I'll ask them if I can do the normal glucometer testing at home fot a week to have a better idea if I need this torture anyway.
BTW I measured 4 weeks ahead at the last visit.
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(((Rumi))) Sorry you failed and have to do the 3 hour. I really hope they agree to the testing at home, I hated the three hour, it was torture. My reaction was like yours. If they do agree to the home testing, I used a meter I got from Walgreens that was free after mail in rebate and came with enough strips to last a week (but the Medwife refused to let me go that route).

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