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1 hr glucose test- what do i eat before?

Hey guys! So... I have my 1 hour GTT on monday. My dr. gave me the drink, the instructions say to eat 1 hour before I drink the stuff, go to dr 30 minutes later and let them know so I can have my blood drawn 1 hour after I finish drink. My question is- what the heck am I supposed to eat? I am obviously going to stay away from anything super sugary (no juice, fruit or candy) and try to limit my carbs- but my apt isnt until 145 and that really limits what I can eat all day (and I am usually a super carb eater)

Did anyone's dr's give them a list of okay to eats? Or anyone who passed- what did you eat before. 

THANKS!
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Re: 1 hr glucose test- what do i eat before?

  • yeah i really DONT wanna do the 3 hour one lol. And I was def going to eat before. Thanks ladies. I just REALLY don't want to mess it up to do 3 hour... *fingers crossed*
    Married- 10/13/12
    Me- 28, DH 30
    Dx: unknown all labs WNL- waiting new Dr/insurance 01/14
    3/13- provera & 50 clomid
    5/13- provera & 100 clomid
    7/13- provera & 150 clomid--> clomid caused vision issues, Doctor is an idiot. Waiting on new insurance to see a specialist
    10/13- 1st period on my own!!!!!
    11/13- another cycle on my own!!!

  • My dr specifically told me not to eat.
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  • I ate scrambled eggs with cheese and drank water the morning of mine
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  • I made scrambled eggs with onions, green peppers, sausage, and cheese. I drank it down with milk. Try and have all the food groups, especially protein, and not too heavy on the carbs. But like pp said try not to sweat it and just follow your Dr's instructions.
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  • I scheduled mine for morning and since I was short on time I just ate a piece of cheese. My doctor's office says to eat normally before the 1 hr. I passed this pregnancy. Last pregnancy I didn't and had to do the 3 hour which they did have me fast before. I failed that as well and ended up with diet controlled GD. I wouldn't worry too much, If you have GD you want to know for the health of you and your baby. The tests aren't super fun but they are not that bad either.
  • Just eat like you normally would. There's nothing you can do to make yourself pass. Your body either processes the sugar or it doesn't. I ate 2 scrambled eggs before mine. My nurse told me to eat protein.
  • Eat normally if doc says ok for you to eat.  Less carbs, more protein if you wish.  At that point, it's up to your pancreas to either process a bunch of sugar efficiently or not which warrants further testing.  I didn't have to fast, but crazy morning & didn't eat that day until the glucola drink (which btw: isn't that bad).

    The 1 hr is a SCREENING test only; not diagnostic. 

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  • I don't remember eating anything unusual/different the morning of the test nor do I remember the Dr. telling me to change my diet in any way.  I kept my normal diet/routine and passed with flying colors.  Good luck!
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  • I ate an everything bagel with cream cheese and drank some coffee with just cream. I passed. My dr didnt tell me not to eat anything and the tech said coffee was fine, just to drink slowly. The test made me feel really dizzy and tired anyways so I am glad I ate!!
  • Mine was in the morning, so I just had a scrambled egg and passed. My midwife said to avoid anything super sugary or carby, like pancakes, as that could throw it off.
  • Agape1029 said:

    yeah i really DONT wanna do the 3 hour one lol. And I was def going to eat before. Thanks ladies. I just REALLY don't want to mess it up to do 3 hour... *fingers crossed*

    Eat normally. Honestly, if you have GD your results will not be swayed by one meal. I had to fast for both the one hour & three hour tests.

    If you fail the 1-hour it's common & not a personal failing. All my viable pregnancies I've had to do the three hour screens because my numbers were borderline on the first screens.


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  • I was told to fast for mine. I only had water, and I ended up passing out when they drew my blood. I ended up passing, but it wasn't pleasant. If your doc said to eat, I would eat protein!
  • My doctor gave me a list of stuff not to eat before the test. It was all high sugar foods (donuts, sugary cereals, anything with syrup, etc). Other than those (IMO, obvious) foods you should eat what you want.


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  • smeame14 said:
    I was told to eat a normal diet the morning of.  You do not want to try to "trick" the test.  You will either pass or fail no matter what you eat that day, if you fail the test it is not because of what you ate that morning, the day/night before.  If you do fail, there are many people who take the three hour and pass with flying colors.  The GD test is not something that you want to try and trick, because it can be a serious issue, if it gets out of control.  
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  • My doc said black coffee, skim milk and hard boiled eggs were safe. I only ate hard boiled eggs hours before and drank a whole bottle of martinelle sparkling apple the night before. I ended up failing and had to take the 3 hour( the drink had a higher sugar content/ lemon lime was the only option) and I puked 30 minutes in, thus failing. I had not eaten 12 hours prior. Then took the HA1C(?) test as an alternative and finally passed.
  • I work in a PCP office as a medical assistant/clinical research coordinator. I have done a ton of GTT tests on my patients. Now these patients already have diabetes. The start of the test usually begins with the patient fasting 10-12hrs. I draw a baseline FBS. They drink the glucose solution, then it's either 15, 20,30, or 1 hour later you draw your time points. This tells the doctor how your pancreas is filtering the sugar.

    I went for my 1hour GTT last week. I rolled my sleeve up expecting to have a baseline FBS. Nope. She made me drink the solution first wait and hour then drew my blood. I feel getting a FBS at baseline is important. This is after a 10-12 hour fast. If you wake up in the AM and your BS is elevated greater than about 98, then that tells the doctor a lot.

    I am surprised that all you guys are eating. What is the point of the glucose solution then?

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