Friday, December 07, 2007
Glucose Challenge Test
As I type I am drinking a bottle of what tastes like orange pop on steroids. Extra sweet, extra fizzy, extra orange. I am doing the 50g test. You are supposed to drink the little bottle of liquid sugar in about 5 minutes and then an hour later go to the lab and have blood drawn so they can determine how well your body copes with copious amounts of sugar in a short period of time. It basically rules out gestational diabetes. Thankfully it's not a fasting test so you can have something in your stomach before you swallow all of that sugar. Blech. I don't find it as bad as many people warned me it would be but it is very, very, very sweet and I wouldn't voluntarily drink the stuff for any other reason.
The baby is already more active, poor thing is on a sugar rush!
Now I'm off to brush my teeth. The stuff is definitely a dentist's nightmare!


posted at 1:44 PM  

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Lauren Christine said...

Hee hee, that stuff is supposed to be extremely yucky. Isn't is sad that for once, A Dr. wants you to eat something sugary, and you have to waste it on the yucky orange drink? :)

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Very true! :) LOL.


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