Looking for any tips on 1) not getting grossed out/nauseous/fainty from the glucola drink for the 1-hour glucose screening, and 2) avoiding false positives. Any ideas from your experience?
I still have a few weeks before that test but am feeling wussy and stressing about it already ... I HATE sweet beverages (except milkshakes or egg nog ... why can't the drink for this be a milkshake? or just have us eat a pint of Ben and Jerry's?) - never drink soda or gatorade; even apple juice is too sweet for me. Lemonade and limeade are nice in really really hot weather but I always add extra lemon juice or lime juice to make them less sweet. Too much straight sugar (without some fat or fiber) generally makes me not feel good. I have had some tendency to hypoglycemia in the past.
My appointment is for after school/work so I definitely won't be fasting for it. They told me to eat normally that day (just maybe don't eat anything sweet on the way there). I was figuring to have a high-protein, some fat, high fiber snack on the way (it's an hour from my work and I'm always in need of a snack that time of day) like some cheese and/or hardboiled egg and wasa (really high-fiber, whole-grain, cracker - sort of thing) so that I'll have something good in my stomach to hopefully not get nauseous or shaky from the drink, and also maybe to help tone down the insulin reaction to avoid a false positive. Of course, if I actually do have GD I want it to get caught and managed, but I'd really rather avoid doing the 3 hour test unnecessarily. Does that snack plan sound reasonable?
Any flavor advice if there's a choice? I generally don't mind artificial citrus-flavors as much as others, but maybe this drink is different?
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