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astrisize:How is that cheating?
It's not multiple choice, how do you cheat on a blood test?
Shenique12:I would not suggest for u to cheat. I am a nurse and my advice to u is do things the right way . I told myself if I failed the first glucose tolerance test I would not repeat it. My obstetrician looked at my as if I was crazy. I know all these tests r overwhelming during pregnancy ; but its better to be safe than sorry!!
?? You wouldn't be retaking the test, you would be taking a different test that would more accurately tell you if you really had GD or not.
I failed my 1 hr and then passed the 3 hr, so it's a good thing to take the second one, because otherwise you would be poking yourself a million times a day and changing your diet for no reason. I sure would have been...
katiedonice:Thanks guys! I just always thought that it was supposed to be a fasting test, and that by eating I had cheated. Yes, I was following her advice, but she was pretty loose with directions and very pro-mom. Sad she retired. OB did not give the "allowed to snack" directions this time, which is why I guess it made me more nervous.
SweetPeaK26:I always fast before every glucose test based in the phlebotomist telling me how much NOT fasting can skew the results. I figure that they are the ones who probably know best!
I was a phlebotomist for 4 years (until this last February) and I promise they don't know best. Phlebs know how to draw blood, not interpret results or how to get a certain result. Your doctor/midwife knows best. OP, my midwife also suggests toast and an egg for breakfast, not fasting. Different areas have different ways of testing, so just go by what you were told by your midwife. You aren't "cheating" the test at all.
If your midwife gave you those instructions, that is included in their threshold... so NOT doing it would be cheating.
OpheliaChem:Confused. The GD typically involves drinking the sugary drink and waiting an hour, then having a sample of blood taken so they can measure your glucose level. Your body should be breaking down that sugar after an hour. If you have GD, that level will remain high. There is no baseline so the more sugary crap you eat before the test, the more sugar is in your body to begin with. There is no cheating. Even if you fast before the test, it isn't cheating. Either eat or don't - its as simple as that.