Glucose Test

8 Replies
Heather - November 6

Has anyone done their gestational diabetes test lately, and if so, how long before the test were youlast allowed to eat or drink anything?

 

S - November 6

There were no restrictions on when or what I could eat before my GDT. If you failed the first test and are going in for the 3-hour test, then I think there may be restrictions for that one.

 

Emy - November 6

No restrictions for first one. Although I would recommend you don't eat or drink anything sweet. I did and my results were borderline. I had to go back for the 3 hour (not fun!) and you have to fast for 12 hours before that one. It sucked.

 

Heather - November 6

Thank you girls for your answers - i have to go tomorrow b/c dr appt is on wed but dr never gave me any restrictions. I just didn't want to get there and be told I had to come back - I am dreading it as I had to take it 3 times last pregnancy (3 years ago) b/c I couldn't keep it down. I'm going to go in the morning and it is 9 pm here, so I'm having some cider then it's nothing but water for me!! hopefully to wash out enough natural sugar from the cider!

 

Michelle - November 7

I had one just the other day. I never ate nothing about 2 hours before the test. * but I wasn't told not to* Then you have to drink this orange *carbonated* icky stuff, and wait an hour to get the needle test done.

 

Tess - November 7

If you're talkin about the 1hr glucose test.......you shouldnt eat 8 hrs prior to your test but you can drink water (no pop, juice or milk) and if you're doin the 3 hr test you shouldnt eat anything 12 hrs prior to your test........best thing to take the test in the AM. goodluck to you!

 

Tess - November 7

I take that back.....if you're doin the 1 hr test you shouldnt eat anything or drink anything except water for 2 hrs. prior to your test....

 

Michelle - November 7

and if you fail that one... how long for the 3 hour one?? Just in case I have to take that one too.... never had to with the first one.

 

heather - November 7

hey everyone - took the test, they told me at the lab that you do not have to fast before the test, but they do not recommend eating a candy bar or drinking juice before the test as it can alter the test. I didn't eat anything before had and only drank water, b/c I was afraid of altering the test. Thanks everyone for your help - I'll get m results on Wed - and hopefully I won't have to do the 3 hour test!

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?