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Old 08-30-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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3 hour glucose test

last week friday i had the regular glucola screening. today, they called me and i need to do the 3 hour glucose test

so it's my understanding that you drink the glucose drink and they draw blood every hour right?

*sigh* im getting so frustrated. so far in my pregnancy, i have barely hada chance to really enjoy being pregnant without all these added stresses. Im glad that my dr is on top of things but it seems like there's just one hit after another...first it was the potential downs, then high blood pressure (which has now stabilized) and now the glucose thing...geez...i keep hoping that the remainder of my pregnancy will go smoothly with no problems but it seems i keep hitting bump after bump with no end in sight!

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Old 08-30-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: 3 hour glucose test

Yeah they draw blood when you get there, then you drink the stuff and they wait an hour and draw blood and then the same the following 2 hours.

I failed the first with my last pregnancy and then passed the 3 hour test. I take the 1 hour test at my next appt in 4 wks. I have heard to avoid Peanut Butter, Breads, Pastas, Carbs, Sweets at least the day before. So I plan to try that this time.

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Old 08-30-2005, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: 3 hour glucose test

thanks...this last one i tried to avoid carbs the day prior...but i had one kernel of caramel popcorn before i went in *guilty as charged*

man...i hope i pass this one. im stressed again...

Old 08-30-2005, 12:53 PM   #4
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Re: 3 hour glucose test

I had the three hour as well. Just follow the fasting instructions the lab or doctor gives you. Mine were simple, no food or anything but water for 10-12 hours before the test.
Make sure they schedule you first thing in the morning and that they alternate arms when they stick you.

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