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155461 tn?1207868371

diabetes test

I have to go for my diabetes test tomorrow and the doc said I can eat a little something as long as it is not loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. Any suggestions??? The only issue I have is, I don't have a lot of time in the morning for breakfast, it is usually a grab and run thing. Also should I just drink water in the morning? I need to pass this test! Diabetes runs really bad in my family! Dang near every woman has it. I don't eat too much sugar but I don't want to eat the wrong thing and fail the test because of that! Thanks ladies!
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155461 tn?1207868371
By the way, this is for my 25th week pregnancy thing! Most of ya'll know that but for those who didn't! Please use as an open forum also!
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Oatmeal on the go, or a low fat granola bar.  I don't think drinkning water will have any effect.

Are you feeling okay?  

Let us know the results, we have to be the nosiest group of women in the world.

Good luck.
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If you want something quick, try a sandwich on whole wheat bread. I have gestational diabetes so I am doing the gestational diabetes diet now and testing my blood sugar 4 times a day.

If you eat a carb or sugar, eat a protein (eggs, meat, peanut butter, etc.) with it. The protein helps your body slow down the digestion of the carb or sugar so that you don't process it to fast.

I would suggest a sandwich on whole wheat bread, with meat. Like a ham and cheese sandwich or something.

As for drinking, you can drink water if that is what you like but you could also have something else. I can have as much Crystal Light as I want because it has no (or very little) carbs in it. (I believe it is sweetened with an artificial sweetener).

Are you doing the 1 hour glucose test or the 3 hour one??

If you have any more questions, just ask. Post the results when you get them. :)

GOOD LUCK!!
155461 tn?1207868371
I am doing the one hour. I don't  know why I am so nervous about it! I did okay with my other 2! I think I just know I am a little heavier and unhealthier than the last 2 and I am a little older! You wonderful group of ladies! Of course I will let you know the results!
155461 tn?1207868371
Yes I am feeling fine today! Baby kicking away! Adevotee, how far a long are you? How is your diet going! I feel like my sinuses are acting a fool! Lots of mucous! My carpal tunnel is going away a little bit so that is great!
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I worked is a OB/GYN office and most of the women would schedule the test early to get it over with and then head for the door to eat eat eat!! LOL
Were you given the Glucola to take home and drink before your visit? That was how we did it and the women were instructed to eat normally up until you started to drink the Glucola. Once you begin, you drink it (we told them to refrigerate it--NOT FREEZE it, brcause it is slightly better cold) as fast as you can, and once you finish it, you need to have your blood drawn exactly one hour after finishing it having had nothing to eat or drink (NOT EVEN WATER) in that hour.
Eating normally before the test will not alter the results as there is such a high amount of Glucose in the drink that if you are Diabetic, it WILL show up, weather you choose a doughnut or a bowl of corn flakes for breakfast. If the test comes back positive, you will most likely be sent to a Lab for a 3 hour test. This will determine for sure if you have Gestational Diabetes. Try not to worry. Even if you do, it is manable and usually goes away after delivery. Not sure if you have been spilling sugar in your urine. if so, then there is a higher probability that you may have some issues. If not, then again, try not to worry. I know.. Easier said than done.
let us know and the best of luck to you.

--J
155461 tn?1207868371
Hey thanks a lot! I didn't know you before you left but welcome back anyways!
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THANKS!! I didn't realize you had children already so my speech about what to expect was on experienced ears. You already know what your doing.LOL And chances are that since you haven't had it in previous pregnancies, you probably won't this time, but never say never. Things do change with each pregnancy. But don't beat yourself up, I think most of us find that the more we have, the harder it is to get back to the "old" us and then, before we can lose all that weight or get back into shape BAM, here we go again.
Either way, you'll be fine.
--J
155461 tn?1207868371
OMG, that is so true! After my second DD I had so much trouble loosing the weight! I went off birth control and started weight watchers and lost almost 40 pounds in 6 months and then like you said BAM! Baby #3! LOL! Guess DH couldn't resist the "new" body! LOL! Anywho... I am loving being prego again! I am just afraid that I have not taken care of myself like I should of these last few years and now that I am close to 30 and diabetes runs so high in my family. Thanks for your words though! They are greatly appreciated!
155461 tn?1207868371
I know, time is flying! Wow! I haven't been buying things yet because we have to move and that will be more things for us to pack and move! DD just had her 3rd birthday over the weekend! 3 years old! I can't believe it! They grow up0 too fast! I gave all my stuff to the hurricane Katrina victims so I need to start all over again! Bummer~ but they needed it more than me at that time! When is you dd?
155461 tn?1207868371
WOW! You had a big baby! I understand why you were not progressing! Well let us know about your u/s! Doesn't sound like a fun diet to be on while prego! I wish you the best! When is your EDD? I should find out either tomorrow or thursday! I go first thing in the morning tomorrow. I will drink it and then go!
155461 tn?1207868371
That would be an excellent christmas gift! And a nice tax break ;) But I am seeing a doctor but next month I will see a mid wife. Have never seen one of these before. Then after that I will go every two weeks! I can't believe it! I am getting so close!
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Oh a party, so I'm sure u have even more to pack now :) Dec.18th is my dd. We'll see I doubt I'll make it even close to it!!!
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I live in Canada so the tax thing is a littel different but it wouldn't hurt to have the baby before the new year. I just don't want to be in the hospital for Christmas.
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Wow TIme is zooming by for both of us! :) Not sure about the eating thing (I couldn't eat for an hour before the test, was all I was told, not even a drink of water) but I'm sure everyone else can help ya on the food thing :)
Have u been buying baby things like crazy? I had a diaper & wipes shower the 28th of Oct. so my cabs. in the bthroom r full (I keep the changing table in the bthrm :) LOL I'm having one more sometime soon, not sure when the church is doing theres. W/DS#1 I had a total of 4 but one of was after he was here since he came early :) Thank God I kept all my stuff from DS like the big items (since he's 2yrs it all still looks great :) I'm sooo excited just dreading my vag being hurt to heck & back when we go to bd again once my 6wks is up:)LOL Oh well that just comes w/ the territory :) Hope your day is great! My little guy keeps trying to escape out my left side :)Good Luck w/ your test!!
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I'll be 32 weeks on Thursday. The diet is ok but I still find that I am hungry. I can have these "free foods" but they don't fill you up or keep you full. They are veggies like lettuce, tomato, carrot, green peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, etc.

I haven't made this public until now but I have a almost 4 year old. I had gestational diabetes with him. I was induced 2 days before my due date because of my sugars not being under control. I gained a total of 68lbs with him. I was in labor for 36 hours and then ended up with a c-section because he was 9lbs 10 oz and 21&3/4 inches long. (my c-section was due to failure to progress, but my OB said that I failed to progress because he was so big).

We are hoping to not have that big of a baby this time around. I have another ultrasound at 36 weeks to check on babys growth and if he/she is over 4kgs (8.8 lbs) then I will have to have another c-section. I am hoping to have a VBAC instead of a repeat c-section.

Ok this is long and enough about me, this isn't my post, :)

When will you get the results back? Post with the results and don't worry about it. Having gestational diabetes is a PITA but not a big deal. You will deal with it, you have to for the sake of your baby. (I tell myself this everyday :)
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I didn't have the drink at home, the lab had it. When I had to drink it (both the 1 hour and the 3 hour) with my son, the drink was warm and almost made me sick. This time is was cold and MUCH BETTER!!!

My EDD is Jan 4 but we are thinking (hoping) that baby will be born before Christmas. What a great Christmas gift!!

I have been seeing my fmaily dr AND my OB. I am considered to be in a high(er) risk category due to having a c-section, gestational diabetes and I also have hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 6 months after my son was born and have been medicated ever since. I have been seeing my OB every 4 weeks and have now just started seeing him every 2 weeks or so. I have been seeing my family dr alot more. At the beginning it was every 4 weeks and then it changed to every 2 weeks at around 26 weeks, now he wants to see me every week.

Are you seeing a fmaily dr, an OB or a midwife??
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