Thursday, May 19, 2011

Glucose Gross

The glucose tolerance test you have to take when you’re 28 weeks pregnant is terrible.
Pretty sure I’d rather give a stool sample, or something equally as horrifying.
I drank the sugary stuff and felt nauseous about 10 minutes after swigging it. After an hour of feeling sick, they finally drew my blood, and after I gratefully pulled out the breakfast I’d packed – so happy to finally be able to eat.
Only, I packed more sugar. (Smart Brie)
A bagel with cream cheese, banana, and Diet Coke later, I still feel sick. (I’m lacking an invite to the protein party.)
If I have Gestational Diabetes I’m gonna kill someone, mostly because it would involve another glucose tolerance test, only I hear this one’s more brutal.
Being pregnant’s fun, eh?

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Should I not admit that I kind of liked the glucose test? Everybody warned me about how awful that stuff tasted, but I could've drank two of them :-)

brie said...

rachel...wow! that made me laugh. :) next time i'll get you to drink it for me, i was not a fan of the taste!

Krista said...

I felt like it burned my throat. It was like Hawaiian Punch on steroids or something.

Erin said...

I did the 75g of lemon-lime (I was told it was the least gross of them). I can't say I liked it, but it wasn't like, awful. Thankfully it did not make me feel sick!!

Kerri said...

Oh I hate that too- it made me so sick! I got dizzy and they had to find me a bed to lay on for the entire hour. I was supposed to go back to work after and couldn't. Terrible stuff!

Julia's Mom said...

Do you happen to know if the glucose test is manditory in Canada? I didn't do it, or even get told about it, but my docs were a-holes, so I wouldn't be surprised if they just skipped it with me. :P

Jinii said...

The glucose test is one of my top most hated things about pregnancy. That orange drink sat in my fridge for a month taunting me. So gross!!!

Tim said...

Yum. I loved it! :)

-Heather Lindquist

Shanllleigh said...

so gross...I felt all jittery and weird after. Yuck.