Can You Eat Or Drink Anything Before A Glucose Test?

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The glucose tolerance test is done in several steps. When you arrive at your doctor's office or lab, a member of your health care team will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. This blood sample will be used to measure your fasting blood glucose level. Type 2 diabetes If you're being tested for type 2 diabetes: You'll drink about 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of a syrupy glucose solution containing 2.6 ounces (75 grams) of sugar Two hours later, your blood glucose level will be measured again Gestational diabetes The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends performing a one-hour blood glucose challenge test to screen for gestational diabetes in low-risk pregnant women between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. Your doctor may recommend earlier screening if you're at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. Risk factors may include: Gestational diabetes in an earlier pregnancy Family history of diabetes Obesity Having a medical condition associated with the development of diabetes, such as metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome If your doctor determines you're at risk or you have a suspicious value on the one-hour test, you may be advised Continue reading >>

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  1. cbass929

    I now have my glucose test next week, but I need to know what I can eat.
    The mentioned a boiled egg and a piece of toast.
    My problem is I don't eat boiled eggs and have the hardest time eating eggs period right now being pregnant. I can hand the plain toast and drinking water. But I'm the type that has to eat and I have to snack or I get dizzy and feel as if i will pass out my glucose test isn't until 10:30 am and I have another appointment before that with the specialist at 9:15. So i need to figure out something that will fill me up to eat... Of i will never make it to my appointment I will be passed out some where. Lol
    Maybe I should google itbbut thought I would ask her first.

  2. New Mrs W

    I was told to eat nothing for 12 hours before. They always give morning appts so you're not too starving! x

  3. cbass929

    I haven't heard that, i have always been able to eat before but eggs is just not my thing right now...

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