my ob agreed that i didnt need to do glucose screening test
at my last appt i got the bottle of glucose drink and the directions. after getting home i researched it including what the prevention measures are in the event a test is positive and even what the diabetes foundation had to say about it. i decided to not do the test. today at my appt when my doctor came in she asked me if i had done it and i told her that i had decided not to. she smiled at me and said, "well thats just fine, you are not high risk anyways. i am just so used to giving it to everyone because of protocol."
i did do the test with my last pregnancy before i knew much about it. i passed it just fine. i eat very healthy, a low sugar diet. no diabetes anywhere in the family. no autoimmune disorders at all, in fact.
i find it against my instincts to take a drink thats glucose content is equivelant to drinking an entire 2liter + 1 can of soda. in five minutes! that is so damaging to the body!
and this pregnancy i have had terrible lingering nausea even at week 28. i think the last straw was the fact that if i had even tried sniffing that drink at 830am i would have threw up.
anyways just thought id share something neat that happened today. i had been really worrying about getting chewed out for not doing the test. but i have a really cool ob apparently! she doesnt bat an eye at anything!