Glucose testing - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 10:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: anywhere
Posts: 1,780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know this has been asked a million times, what should I eat beforehand? I was thinking eggs - can I have toast or orange juice? Or should I just drink water and eat no carbs at all?

Mommy to 2 beautiful girls dust.gif4/07 and babyf.gif1/11
closedaccount15 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 12:43 PM
 
allisonrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NoVa
Posts: 1,997
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I ate eggs with cheese and some bacon. I think I just had water. Although I did end up eating two Nilla wafers because I just wasn't thinking.

Personally, I would skip juice. Better safe than sorry, you know?

Mama to Blake, 6, and Grant, 4

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allisonrose is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 01:28 PM
 
gemasita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think I would stay with the lowest-carb meal possible. So I would say eggs, cheese, meat, water. No juice or bread.

Jamie, DW to Jeff, birth and postpartum doula and Hypnobabies instructor.
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.
gemasita is offline  
 
#4 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 04:46 PM
 
baglady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cloud 9
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did eggs with cheese and drank water and passed with no problem. I was worried too because I forgot about the test the night before and ate some candy corn.

The juice probably wouldn't hurt, but (as pps have mentioned) better safe than sorry. The woman next to me failed the 1 hour test by 2 points and she was in for the 3 hour. I wouldn't want to risk it just in case. 3 hours is a long time to just sit in a doctor's office.

Me, DH, and 2 babyboy.gif.
baglady is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 08:07 PM
 
m0xxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern California Bay Area
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My doctor told me to eat nothing before the test, although the written instructions she gave me said to eat a high protein breakfast. I decided to go hardcore and ate nothing, and passed with flying colors (blood sugar was 110 @ 1 hour after glucola). I'm in high-risk for GD due to advanced maternal age (43) and I'm about 100 lbs. overweight, so just want you to know that anything's possible!
m0xxie is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 08:44 PM
 
SumnerRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My midwife said toast is okay, but no juice or milk. I had two eggs and a slice of cheese on an english muffin. I passed with flying colors, I had to take the test twice this pregnancy and ate something similar both times. I failed the 1 & 3 hour in my last pregnancy.

Heather: Mama to my amazing boys A-14.5, C-13, & M-5.5, and my sweet girl S-2.5 and introducing our little surprise Liam Michael, born 12/28!
SumnerRain is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 10-18-2010, 10:22 PM
 
dandylion8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is interesting. You can eat rather than do the drink?
dandylion8 is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 10-18-2010, 11:25 PM
 
SumnerRain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some midwives do, but not mine. Mine has me eat 2 hours prior though. Mine did let me drink OJ instead of glucola because I cannot tolerate glucola and the OJ she had me get had the same amount of sugar.

Heather: Mama to my amazing boys A-14.5, C-13, & M-5.5, and my sweet girl S-2.5 and introducing our little surprise Liam Michael, born 12/28!
SumnerRain is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 10:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: anywhere
Posts: 1,780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Since my midwife gave me no instructions, I did exactly what the lab said to do, which was eat and drink like normal. However my normal is pretty much high protein anyway - eggs with cheese and ham, with water to drink

So I didn't feel sick or anything this time, in fact it didn't even taste yucky to me, so I am interested in the test results because I had no reaction at all.

Mommy to 2 beautiful girls dust.gif4/07 and babyf.gif1/11
closedaccount15 is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 10-19-2010, 12:04 PM
myk
 
myk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: small town manitoba
Posts: 999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i always just eat whatever i normally eat. it gives the test a more accurate picture of what's happening in my body.

higher protein will slow the absorption of the glucose, thereby making it somewhat less likely to get a positive test. which is probably what you want

January 2011
myk is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 10-21-2010, 08:12 PM
mra
 
mra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the option of choosing from 3 different meals instead of the sugar drink. I ate a PB&J sandwich, an apple and a glass of milk for breakfast and then was tested two hours later. I passed the test.

 
 
winner.jpg  cd.gif  femalesling.GIF  familybed1.gif

mra is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 10,770

23 members and 10,747 guests
Ana Anka , Beemo3780 , BirthFree , Catx1606 , davilaolga766 , Deborah , Dovenoir , girlspn , hillymum , jamesmorrow , katelove , lisak1234 , Lolita2345 , manyhatsmom , redsally , rhutes , RollerCoasterMama , Springshowers , t2009 , Tara 1st Timer , Xerxella
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.