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The doctor said i cant eat or drink anything after midnight. But last i checked water doesnt spike your blood sugar. I get so thirsty at night. :(
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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lmp09
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM
with my first ds I was able to drink and eat until 2 hours, just stay clear of anything with high fructose in the first 5 ingredients and I passed. With this last pregnancy I had the same doctor and I couldn't eat passed midnight.
scarletlolita76
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Same thing happened to me with ds I couldn't drink any water at all & it was the three hour test I was starving and dehydrated by the end of it all, ugh thats coming up again soon! Boo :(
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LoveOfWisdom
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM
I've always been allowed to drink water
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louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)


louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)

Quoting scarletlolita76:

Same thing happened to me with ds I couldn't drink any water at all & it was the three hour test I was starving and dehydrated by the end of it all, ugh thats coming up again soon! Boo :(


louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)

Quoting jasyoung2012:

I hope my dr doesnt feel that way...I stay up until my husband gets home at 4:30 am and we eat a supper together and bed by 5:15...but all my appts are in the afternoon...i understand being thirsty at night...so here is a bump for u


mama-smurf
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM
weird. my doc said i can eat or drink
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louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)

Quoting mommawhite08:

they don't want you to drink water because it can make your blood sugar lower.  Thats what gets me about that test, who would eat that much sugar and then not drink anything?????  I just took small sips of water when I woke up at night, way less than normal, just enough so I could go back to sleep!


louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? If not, they are not honoring your right to informed consent. Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)

Quoting LaughingTattoo:

I cant eat after midnight but I can have water. The not eating thing will be an issue though bc I will pass out if I dont eat by 8 AM


louzannalady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Did your provider go over the risks and benefits the glucose test? Did they tell you the American Diabetes Association doesn't even recommend the glucose test for pregnant women, but suggest a fasting blood draw instead? Here is the ADA's statement on test for diabetes and a couple of great articles, one by a world renowned OB. : ) 

http://www.amc.edu/pathology_labservices/addenda/addenda_documents/Americandiabetesassociationrecommendations2.pdf

http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01/michel-odent-on-gd.html (By an OB)

http://thecontrarianmom.com/2010/07/09/glucose-test-refusing-the-gestational-diabetes-glucose-test/ (Does the glucose test provide safer outcome for babies?)

Quoting Firenygirl180:

I was supposed to fast for mine and I didn't.  I passed the 1 hour when I was pregnant with DS. I still have a few more weeks before I have to do it again.


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