Glucose test diet

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quonsetmom's picture
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Glucose test diet

I am worried about having lunch before my 1'hr non fasting glucose test. Should I worry about what I eat for lunch with my test at 1:20? Any tricks u use to pass?

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Before I took my 1 hour my doctor told me to have a light breakfast that morning. I didn't eat a thing that morning and still failed so I don't really know what to tell you.

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Actually Leah, I'm not surprised you failed if you didn't eat anything yet that day, then had to drink a pure sugar drink and then let yourself sugar crash.

I've never taken it - but I have definitely sugar loaded before Smile I think you should a) definitely eat lunch and b) if you want your best chances of passing, eat something with lower sugar (think veggies as your carbs), higher protein and some fat. The combination of all three helps you to avoid spiking as much - which also helps you avoid crashing as much. A chicken salad with avocado maybe, or a veggie omelet might help. And I would eat it as close to the test as possible so that the sugar from the drink will be balanced by the meal.

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I really don't think you should do anything out of the ordinary. Eat what you would normally eat. The point of a non-fasting test is to see how your body reacts to the glucose when you are eating as usual. Don't sweat it!

Mine was at 8:30 am, and I ate breakfast as usual about 45 minutes before: a banana, some peanut butter toast, some juice.

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I was talking with heather and found I eat bad. Sad maybe ill grab a salad on the way... Otherwise it'd e my normal waffles ten cereal... Or a burger

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

I was talking with heather and found I eat bad. Sad mate ill grab a salad on the way... Otherwise it'd e my normal waffles ten cereal... Or a burger

LMAO, you didn't know those those things weren't healthy. Blum 3

I don't have any specific plans for what I'm going to eat tomorrow before I go. We are pretty low on groceries so we'll see.

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I would try not to eat in the immediate hour before the test, and whatever you do eat, make sure it is protein and fat - no carbs. Eat eggs, peanut butter, etc. Stay away from fruit, or even whole wheat bread... any grain for that matter. Yes, the point is to see how your body reacts normally, BUT do you normally eat a full meal and then follow it up with the world's most sugary drink, probably not real often. Also, if you are "borderline" but still within passing, eating protein over carbs (which will raise you starting sugar) may help you pass the one hour test, so you don't have to endure the 3 hour test.

Now, I know in the past I've eaten a snicker's bar on the way to the test. But, I also know that I've never had anything close to resembling diabetes, so I wasn't worried. Anyhow, if you think you will be borderline on this test, stick with protein and fat!!

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I agree that you should eat. Try to balance it, but as much as it sucks, it still is better to know if there is a possibility of GD rather than trick the system and end up with it anyhow.

KUP and I hope for good results Smile

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PS, why did this thread just make me want to eat a candy bar???? lol!

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"elleon17" wrote:

PS, why did this thread just make me want to eat a candy bar???? lol!

Because just about everything makes a pregnant woman want to eat a candy bar? Blum 3

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You can't really "trick" the test. The point is to see if your body can get your sugar's under control in the one hour time frame. If you start the test with your sugar elevated to 125, or something like that, and THEN drink their drink, you could spike all the way to 175 after the drink (even higher). I think passing is under 126. That's a lot of work for the body to get back down to 125 again. However, if you go into the test with a reading of 100, and then spike to 150, it's not so hard to get back down to 125 again in the one hour time frame. IF a person does have diabetes, then their sugar will spike even higher (because the body can't control it as well), AND they will not have the ability to get it down as quickly afterward... thus still failing the test. So, why not give yourself a fighting chance, and start your sugar off a bit lower. Also, believe it or not, whole grain bread will spike your sugar higher than any other food (72 reading) where as table sugar has a reading of 65!! Crazy, isn't it. So... again, stay away from carbs!

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"elleon17" wrote:

PS, why did this thread just make me want to eat a candy bar???? lol!

Because just about everything makes a pregnant woman want to eat a candy bar? Blum 3

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I was only at 95 with dd and that was in the morning. I don't feel I have a risk but you never know.

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Lurking... The nurse told me to fast two hours before the test for some reason. This is the third time I'll be taking it, and I've never been told to fast before hand. Weird. Anyway, I guess that's not really helpful. LOL

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I was supposed to fast from midnight until the appt. at 8:30. Then I was there from 8:30-10:30. I definitely wanted to eat after that!

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It sounds like you will be fine Kia. I have been in the 90's with all of mine, except one was like 102 or something like that. I haven't even watched what I ate before mine. I just ate like I normally would have, so on one I ate a candy bar on the way to the test, and with others I hadn't eaten for maybe an hour or two prior.

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YAY, my test is done! I ate cheese, pickles, celery and bacon for breakfast before the test. LOL. Low carb much? Blum 3 I don't know what number I had with DD but I certainly passed just fine. I'm not super concerned.

Good luck tomorrow Kia!