The 1 Hour Glucose Test

The dreaded glucose test.

I’ve been freaking out about this for a while now. I certainly do not want to have gestational diabetes, but it’s best to know for sure. I was NOT looking forward to drink the nasty sugar drink that I’ve heard about. It sounds terrible and I didn’t want to throw up from it.

I was so nervous. I followed my doctor’s orders. She said DO NOT FAST for the 1 hour glucose test. She said that I could eat protein throughout the day and basically eat regularly, just no sweets. I waited to come in until after work. I ate pretty lightly that day since I was so nervous.

I got there and had to drink the 100ml orange drink. It wasn’t bad at all! I thought it tasted like a popsicle. Yes, it was sugary, but it didn’t make me nauseous or anything. I actually thought it tasted pretty good!

I went out to the lobby and got super tired and yawned a ton. I wasn’t sure if it was from the drink, or from hunger, or from the long day at work. (I usually come home exhausted.)

When I went in for the blood draw, the lab technician asked me if I felt nauseous or tired. I told her how I felt tired. I then started to panic internally. FUUUCKKKKK is that a bad sign!?!

The next morning, I got 3 phones calls in a row from my doctor. I knew it was bad news. We kept playing phone tag and I was getting upset since I’ve allowed them to leave me messages. So, for an hour we called each other back and forth. Finally, I was able to answer and she told me that I failed and had to come in for the 3 hour glucose test.

First of all, I hate the word “failed”. Like FUCK YOU. I didn’t FAIL. Can’t they find how to tell you this in a nicer way?!

I cried I was so upset. She told me I’d have to go in the first thing in the morning within the next few days and fast for 10 hours!! I couldn’t even imagine having to fast for so long. I get up in the middle of the night and have to eat a snack. I stressed myself out so much I cried and fretted for days.

My sister told me she had to do the 3 hour glucose test with both kids and she never had gestational diabetes. This made me feel better, but we have different bodies. I could have it.

I’ll let you know how the 3 hours test goes.

-Natalie

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