I'm getting close to the point in pregnancy where they will schedule the test for GD. The drink that they give you for the test looks like it contains a lot of artificial ingredients, preservatives, etc. I am wondering if there are any good alternatives anyone here has used for this test that are a little more natural and paleo friendly. I don't want to skip the test altogether, as I do think it's an important test. Even very healthy women can have GD. Or, should I just suck it up and drink the glucola?
asked bycourtart (369)
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on November 12, 2014
at 02:42 AM
i must admit, i'd be looking for alternatives to Glucola as well, with an ingredient list like this;
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Just in case you are currently vlc or keto, which i doubt in your current situation...& you likely know this stuff already. but just in case, some further reading;
on November 11, 2014
at 09:44 PM
Do what your doctor says, take the test and find out if you have gestational diabetes. If you take the risk and don't get the test, then the gestational diabetes could cause serious damage to your child if not handled properly. And it is impossible to manage gestational diabetes if you don't even know if you have it in the first place. Be responsible, your baby's life is on the line. You don't know more than the doctors and you have no medical training so you should listen to their advice. The drink is just glucose and water, it's not some toxic radioactive poisonous mind-control substance that's going to kill you and last time I checked it only has 75g of glucose which is not a big deal.
on November 11, 2014
at 09:30 PM
Higher than average blood sugar is normal in pregnancy and functions to deliver more sugar to the developing fetus. Any attempt to lower the blood sugar, especially through prescribed insulin, will only serve to hinder the development of the baby.
Skip the test, go eat some fruit and give that baby a big brain!