I had my Gestational Diabetes screening yesterday and I passed! That means that my bloodwork does not show that my blood sugar is high and I do not need to do further testing.
I was a little conflicted on if I was worried about it or not. On the one hand, I struggle with insulin resistance so I was higher risk for it. On the other hand, I take medicine to help my blood regulate my blood sugar, workout regularly and eat pretty well. All of these would put me at a lower risk. So I didn't really know what to expect. Anyhow, glad it's not something I have to deal with. My sister had GD with my 2n niece and had to eat a crazy diet because of it.
So what was it like? I had hear the stuff you drink is just nasty, so I was preparing to gag. But mine just tasted like orange soda. It had a burn to the aftertaste, but I think orange soda has that too.
My dr office just told me to have a light breakfast that was low in carbs/sugars and to not eat 2 hours before. Some places make you fast from midnight until the test. Anyhow, they gave me the drink and made me drink it all
In five minutes and then they started a timer for an hour. Some places give the drink to you and have you drink it at home. So I sat in the lab for an hour and read. Then, after the hour they draw your blood. That's all.
For those of you who have done this before, was this what yours was like? Share so those who haven't done it yet can be prepared!!
- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone