If you are looking for sound medical advice stop reading and go back to your Google search! Best of luck to you….
For those of you brave souls still reading… here goes!
According to The Library of Medicine
My 24th week check-up finally came around, I stayed up all night worrying about the test and reading all about what to expect once I tested positive for Gestational Diabetes.
|Instructions I was given at the doctors office.|
|Instructions off the bottle's label.|
- The orange drink tastes like flat orange flavored soda. Not bad, and easy to drink in the 5 minutes allotted.
- The test is a simple blood test, and not worth the worry. Don’t let it freak you out too much.
- I am pregnant with 5 other girlfriends, none of us tested positive for GD. However, one of us got called back for the three-hour test--Which is nothing more than another round of the tasty orange beverage, and your blood drawn every hour over the three-hour period. Again, none of us tested positive for Gestational Diabetes. Between us all, we are over 25 years, a few have a history of diabetes in our families, two have obesity in their family, four are on their second child, two have prior miscarriages…you see, there is no rhyme or reason.
- If you do test positive--after the three hour test, because my girlfriend is personal proof that you can get called back for the three-hour test and still not have Gestational Diabetes—Don’t worry, I do have one girl friend who ended up getting Gestational Diabetes with her pregnancy last year. Which I should mention, she is super skinny, does yoga like it is her second job, is a health food nut and someone I have always looked up to and envied. Her son came into this world large and cuddly, healthy and beautiful. She recovered from delivery and her bout with diabetes quickly. Today both are happy, healthy, diabetes free and fabulous!