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I failed my first glucose test with my last pregnancy, so I was sorta dreading this one. I told my OB how sick the orange liquid makes me feel, and he said I could just eat 18 Brach's jellybeans, then show up at the lab for a blood draw one hour later.<br><br>
No movement restrictions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I can walk for that hour!<br><br>
And <b>jelly beans</b>, not pukey syrup!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
AND he said I could take it a little early...he said if you take it early in the window of when you're supposed to take it, you're more likely to pass it. I love my OB. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
His only requirement was that they were normal-sized jelly beans. Dude read my mind. I was thinking "hmmmm...18 jelly beans...maybe Jelly Belly???"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">His only requirement was that they were normal-sized jelly beans. Dude read my mind. I was thinking "hmmmm...18 jelly beans...maybe Jelly Belly???"</div>
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Id have just asked if I could double the number for jelly bellys. I would so do that.<br><br>
Really hoping my doctor can give me some way out of it... that junk gives me a tummy ache <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and Ive never failed one... it just makes me feel sick without any diabetes.
 

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That's awesome!!! The glucola doesn't bother me, but oh how I HATE the sitting still. Our labs are prison-matron strict about it.<br><br>
The one hour doesn't make me feel too badly--and I failed it once and barely passed the 2nd--but oh how the three hour SUCKS. There will be no taking that this time...
 

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I didn't know jelly belly were not normal sized.<br><br>
The orange drink doesn't bother me. I never break 100. Must be all the years of practice eating tons of sugar. ;-) So not doing it this time.
 

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That's cool! I love jelly beans. The weird thing is with my DD, they gave me the drink to take home with me and just told me to drink it 45 minutes before arriving for my test. I totally walked to the hospital. Nobody said anything about not walking. Hmmm.
 

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The "not walking" rule is really only common in some hospitals in the US, and some people think it's the reason we get so many false diagnoses of GD here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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With the last test (the one I passed), they wanted me to sit still. I faked pregnancy sciatica and asked if I could sit in my comfy captain's chair out in the minivan. The nurses were concerned, and so said "yes, of course!" Well....just to be sorta-honest I DID go sit in the captain's chair...and then walked for the next 50 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
As for the specific size/brand of jelly bean...I guess the study was done with that brand and weight of jelly bean, so my OB was comfortable saying 18 of THOSE...he wasn't sure how much sugar is in Jelly Bellys or other brands, or how they compare to the study, so 18 Brachs it is. Fine with me! I just think it's awesome that some OBs out there did research on glucola vs. jelly beans.
 

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Jelly Beans, yum I wouldn't mind that. With #3 my midwife had me eat a pancake and OJ breakfast. I failed, I always fail but I guess not too bad because I've only ever been told to watch my diet. At my last appt though I failed the urine test badly after having frosted mini wheats and OJ for breakfast... so we'll see what happens.<br>
I have never heard of the walking thing either, good to know! Sounds like a pretty cool OB!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The "not walking" rule is really only common in some hospitals in the US, and some people think it's the reason we get so many false diagnoses of GD here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
With the last test (the one I passed), they wanted me to sit still. I faked pregnancy sciatica and asked if I could sit in my comfy captain's chair out in the minivan. The nurses were concerned, and so said "yes, of course!" Well....just to be sorta-honest I DID go sit in the captain's chair...and then walked for the next 50 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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To be fair, I passed the one where I WAS restricted and failed the one where I wasn't!!! So far, I've consistently been in the 140-150 range though I test normal at other times. I just think my body is not particularly placenta-friendly!
 

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as far as I know Ive never been restricted... they leave me in the room with the door closed so they dont have a clue what Im doing anyway lol...<br><br>
but then my doctors not normal (and I LOVE her for that)
 

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That's interesting. They gave me the orange drink to bring home and I just have to drink it at the right time, no other restrictions, except I think I can't eat anything else after I have the drink. Sounds like this is a pretty good deal!
 

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Today my midwife told me they used to let you take the drink home, but someone had an allergic reaction so now they make you drink it at the lab.<br><br>
The orange one tasted really gross to me. Anyone tried the lemon/lime flavor?
 
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