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The receptionist at my OB's office told me this was a non-fasting test (unlike the 3 hour test), and I called the hospital where I have blood drawn and they confirmed it was non-fasting. However when I took this test with DD, I was told no food after midnight. I passed the first time and really hope to pass again after hearing friends' horror stories of sitting through the 3 hour test. Any advice on foods to avoid to assure success??? :) I would assume the less carbs and sugar the better, but maybe someone has more specific advice.
My ob's office basically says no sugar, no sweet fruit or fruit juices and no carbs, which turn to sugar when you eat them. Basically they tell me I can eat meat or eggs. Ummmm, I hate eggs. So I always try to basically fast as best I can, or have a couple pieces of bacon or sausage until the draw. Mine is coming up in about 2+ wks, and I made it for as early as I could in the am so I can chow my fav foods soon! how is a pg gal supposed to not eat?!
08-23-2005, 03:43 PM
Well, my personal opinion is that you should eat normally (fasting, of course, if they require it). The goal isn't to "ensure success" by passing, but to "ensure success" by giving you an accurate diagnosis that allows them to treat and prevent any future problems in your pregnancy. I'd rather sit through a 3 hour test than have a serious condition that goes undiagnosed!
08-23-2005, 05:51 PM
I agree, I have diabetes, and there are ways to fudge the results by eating carefully the day before etc, but its not worth it, b/c if you have gestational diabetes you want to know. Even if you find out you have it, you can probably treat it with diet, and some minor exercise.
Mom to Dovi 3/16/04
I agree with your idea, but I know my ob's office hands out a memo for the test telling you to avoid sugar and sweet juices and fruits for breakfast that morning, or for a couple hours close to the test.
08-23-2005, 06:03 PM
I was thinking the same thing is the PPs--but I agree with everyone--I would probably avoid sugar and fruit juices, but eat normally for the most part IYKWIM. Yes, you could eat only protein and/or fast to *pass* the test, but the whole idea is to see if you have GD and if you don't eat how you normally eat, you won't know for sure.
I too have diabetes (Type 2) and didn't have to do the tests but did have to test my blood sugar 8x/day and take insulin 4x/day--only while pregnant. It sounds horrible when I say it, but it wasn't bad when I did it. I would've done anything to make sure DS was okay and better to be sure you don't have GD by eating normally than to pass the test and later find out there was something you should/could have done differently.
Sorry for any typos--typing with kiddo onboard.
Mom to Sawyer!
08-23-2005, 07:14 PM
Yes, that makes sense, b/c they want to see how your body reacts to pure sugar w/o anything else interfering or possibly making things worse (i.e., false positives). The 1hr glucose test is a screening, some people will fail, even though they will pass the 3 hr, but the 1 hr ensures that no one that should fail, passes. I was just saying that someone shouldn't change their eating habits a few days before the test, b/c then she could really have a false negative. So if someone changes their eating habits before the test, they should really continue that throughout the rest of pregnancy.
Mom to Dovi 3/16/04
08-24-2005, 08:59 AM
I had a bowl of Cheerios + skim milk at around 7am the morning of my glucose test. I drank my orange drink at 8:45 and got tested at 9:45 and I passed with flying colors. They didnt say anything aobut fasting before the test, except that you shouldn't eat or drink anything (besides water) once you drink the glucose drink (1 hour before the test).
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