Gestational Diabetes 1 hour Glucose Test question...

Asked on December 04, 2014
Created November 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM

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?

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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;

1. robb wolf gestational diabetes oral glucose tolerance test

2. hyperlipid-physiological-insulin-resistance

3. The relationship between carbohydrate intake and glucose tolerance in pregnant women

4. Impairment of glucose tolerance in normal adults following a lowered carbohydrate intake 



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 12, 2014
at 01:21 PM

I'm calm lol



on November 12, 2014
at 12:52 AM

Calm down. I acknowledged that it is an important test and I am not going to skip it. So I don't really know why you're accusing me of thinking I know more than my doctor, or that I am doubting I could have GD- I believe I also acknowledged that anyone can have GD, even very healthy women. So there is no reason to act like I am being a neglectful mother. I was simply asking about alternatives to the glucola. I know eating jellybeans with the equivalent amount of sugar has been proven comperable in research, and others have mentioned things like orange juice. I wasn't asking if I should be tested for GD or not. I made it pretty clear I wasn't going to skip GD testing....



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!



on November 11, 2014
at 09:38 PM

I hope you went to medical school and got a degree as a medical doctor because you just told a pregnant woman to ignore her doctor's advice. 

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