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I'm wondering about this glucose test thing that a lot of people have been posting about here. I read in my pregnancy book that you have to fast prior to taking the test. Well, my next prenatal appointment is this Friday and I'm in my 27th week so I'd assume if they're gonna do it, it would be at the next appointment, but my doc didn't mention it. If I have to fast prior to taking it, it seems odd they haven't told me.
For those of you who took the test, did you have to fast? And does the stuff taste yuckie?
Yes, you do have to fast. My midwife allows me to eat all the eggs I want, but nothing else. Your doc should tell you about it before hand. They often send you home with the drink at the prior visit. I have my lovely lemon-lime drink waiting in my fridge for me for my appointment on the 29th. So, I wouldn't worry!
I just had my 24 week appointment today and I had called my doctor ahead of time to ask if she would be sending me for my test. They told me that I would be sent for the test this week but they don't do it in my doctor's office. I have to go to a lab. Today, my doctor told me to be careful with my diet 3-4 days before the test (ie. cut down on my carb and sweets intake) but she did NOT mention that I would have to fast. When the nurse gave me my prescription to go have the test done, she was the one who told me not to eat anything before the test. I am glad she mentioned it, or else I would have thought it was ok to eat. I also just think it's a good idea not to eat anyway because if you happen to eat something that spikes your sugar, you are going to get an inaccurate result. I did think it was kind of wierd though that my doctor would suggest me changing my diet before I take the test. I thought that is kind of like cheating the test. Then what is the point?
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I didn't have to fast for the 1 hour, however I did because I didn't want to accidentally fail and have to take the 3 hour! I had the lemon lime flavored drink...it tasted like a flat Sprite. It tasted MUCH better than the fruit punch flavor I had with my first pregnancy.
I did think it was kind of weird though that my doctor would suggest me changing my diet before I take the test. I thought that is kind of like cheating the test. Then what is the point?[/b]
It's not really cheating because the drink they give you is all sugar. So in order for it to be a controlled test, you pretty much have to not eat or drink anything else. They want to see how the sugar levels in the specific drink will affect you and if you eat something else high in sugar, it might throw off the results.
Mine is tomorrow, I'm curious to see what flavor I get, lol. Last time it was orange, I didn't know they did other flavors.