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How many hours ahead are you suppose to eat before you take your glucose test and does it matter if you eat 30-40 minutes before you go? Any advice on how to prepare for it? And how much blood do they draw from you?
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Depending where you are from .. I freaked out and didn't eat anything .. Just cereal in the morning. ... Then two cookies right before I went which I freaked out more lol thinking I was going to fail .. But then my  doctor told me it didn't matter if I ate even if it was a cup of sugar that I should be fine :)
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How long does it take? I heard it's usually an hour only.
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I was told to not eat or drink anything after 12 midnight and not to eat anything high in carbs that night before. I also went as soon as they opened and took a snack for when they got done
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Idk if you have a set time though cause I could go anytime that week it wasn't like an appointment
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Mine isn't an appointment too. They said I don't have to fast just eat a light breakfast.
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I didn't have to fast for my test. I think they took 3 or 4 from me, but I was having other labs done as well. I was told just to follow my normal routine
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I was told just to follow my normal routine. No fasting or anything.  I believe they took 3 or 4 vials of blood, but I was also getting other labs done that day too
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It's okay. I think this is the only lab test that I'm getting done. So hopefully no more than 2.
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Sorry I answered twice. Lol. I'm having issues w my app not posting my questions or responses.
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Well mine was an hour and I didn't eat nothing but I had cereal like 2am. I went to take my test and failed. I would recommend you don't eat anything after midnight until after you take it. I had to take a 3hr test and it was horrible. I had to sit for 3hrs and test each hr until they were done. I had six tubes of blood drawn from me. You don't want to experience the 3hr test.
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Okay. So I shouldn't eat anything for breakfast then? Is it okay if I drink water before I go?
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They recommend me to eat eggs and toast. I didn't eat a thing
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I was recommended to eat toast too. But I don't know if I should or not.
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I was told to eat breaksfast something with protein not anything real sweet because it will throw off the test. They did 2 vials of blood but they were also checking my iron. I ate right before my appointment
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Thanks
7998970 tn?1435183202
Both pregnancies different doctors i was told to fast starting at 12am the previous night so I went early in the morning to get it done. Eating toast is okay but you don't want to eat something high in sugar
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Okay. Thanks
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I would be scared that I would fail and have to take the 3hr one. Don't eat nothing and go soon as they open wouldn't be so bad. Water is OK but don't go in their with a water bottle
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How soon do they call you if you do have gestational diabetes?
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