Anyone booked in or had the test?
, Jun 02 2013 10:06 PM
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:06 PM
Im 25 weeks and was told by the midwife to book in to do the GD test at 26 weeks. I remember doing it for DD...
Just wondering if anyone else has done it yet?? - from what i remember its pretty tooth rotting stuff!!
Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:09 PM
Done last week I get results on Tuesday.
As I was only about 23 weeks I think my dr sent me earlyish because she thinks I am fat.
It wasn't s drama though (thankfully Mum watched DD for me so I could sit in the pathologists waiting room for sn hour in peace!)
The drink was nowhere near as bad as I thought/remembered.
Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:14 PM
I'm going for mine on Tuesday, I'm 27 weeks. After recent threads here I'm feeling a bit nervous about it! I don't have a massive sweet tooth so not looking forward to the drink. I'm doing the one hour test.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:16 AM
Mine is booked in for 28 weeks, my next obs appointment.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:28 PM
Mine is booked for Wednesday morning. It does turn my stomach a little but not too bad. Take a book to amuse yourself for the hour :-)
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:46 PM
I've got my GD test organised for this Saturday. I've had that glucose drink before. From what I remember, it's kind of like a thicker lemonade (not as thick as custard, but thicker than normal lemonade). Fingers crossed we all get good results!!
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:52 PM
I had it done and am someone who rarely drinks soft drinks. I didn't notice it being bad at all, but then I skulled it quickly. The bottle isn't that big.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:57 PM
2 weeks til mine. Make sure you get a cold drink, much nicer!
I'm kind of looking forward to sitting down for two hours with nothing to do!!
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:57 PM
I'll take mine in the next week or so (between 27-28 weeks). I have to do the 2 hour test, due to my age and the fact that I had it the last pregnancy.
I didn't mind the drink at all. I certainly don't remember it being "thick", just like a strong & fizzy green cordial (and I do like soft drink so it didn't bother me at all). And as someone else said, it's not a huge amount, just a little bottle.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:59 PM
Nope not doing that one. There is no point for me as I can pretty much guarantee I will just puke it straight back up. Even my OB agrees with me!
But yes most do the test between 22-28 weeks.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:22 PM
Oh dear, is it green coloured in general? I'm allergic to green food colouring!
Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:33 PM
Take a blanket with you - i got cold during my first one. Yes I have to have 2, the widwife said I was obese at my booking in appointment - when my Obs and Endo both heard this they were really annoyed with her - oh well!
It's ok, just drink it as fast as you can. And bring some proper food with you for afterwards Don't worry about it. GD is better picked up than not- at least you can do something about it then
ps Miss Ness it's clear. When I was asking people to do it back in ireland I used lucozade (not sure if you get it here in Oz)
Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:58 PM
I'm pretty sure it is clear now, it used to be green. Unless there are different brands. If you go through Eastern you need to call for an appointment, you can check with them then.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:08 PM
yeah i remember it being colourless... and not too bad but im not one for sweet drinks and do remember the yuk feeling on the teeth. I was lucky last time.. living in a small town and a few doors down from the gp (everyone in town is a few doors down from the gp lol)... i got to go home for the hour ... hoping they will do the same again.
Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:23 PM
Mine was colourless but there must be chemical flavours or something because they got me to sign a declaration saying I was not allergic to anything in it, and the ingredients included some additive numbers (sorry cant remember which ones)
Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:40 PM
The short test is clear, the long is green. I've done it several times for insulin resistance.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:35 AM
Ah that would make sense Winter, as I have only ever had the one hour test.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:41 PM
I have mine in a couple of weeks. I've been told to go to pathology at 8.30am for the drink, then I have a 9am appointment with the doc, and then I'll have to go back at 9.30am for the bloods. Does this sounds right? They booked my doc app but do I have to book in for pathology too or just turn up as you usually can for blood tests?
I wish they were clearer sometimes, rather then presume we all know what we have to do!!
Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:55 PM
I just had the long test and my drink was clear but I have had a fair few of these tests and the colour tends to vary in my experience. Ive had green, orange and clear. Clear is the best and easiest to get down. Just like strong cordial. I have GD again but no suprises there...
Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:03 PM
I did mine yesterday - 1 hour challenge. It was so fine! I had the clear drink and it was just like strong cordial. I didn't have to make an appointment, just turned up. They made me go to the toilet first as they said once I've had the drink I wasn't allowed to get up from the chair! Had to stay seated for the whole hour. Good thing they put me on a comfy chair lol. My midwife will ring when they have the results.
Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:37 AM
I did the test last Friday. 2 hour one, clear drink. Just tasted like super sweet flattish lemonade. Had to stay at the clinic the whole time as exercise can alter the results.
Take a good book!
Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:43 PM
I had a test at 16 weeks (2hour test) (I think because of my age?? And maybe because I already have insulin resistance).
I have another one booked for this Saturday, I am not looking forward to it, the drink makes me feel a bit ill and I end up with low blood sugar by the end of it..so shaking dizzy etc. I just have to remember to bring food I can eat straight away after the test is over.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:22 PM
Did the one hour test today. The drink was pretty easy to get down, tasted just like really sweet lemonade as a lot have said, though made me feel a bit ill after, which passed quickly. Here's hoping it's all good news for everyone!
Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:40 PM
I agree, the glucose drink looks like and tastes like flat lemonade to me.
I did my GCT on Saturday (the one hour test) and received my results yesterday - it came back high risk
So now I have to do the GTT (2 hour fasting test). Fingers crossed the results are ok.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:21 PM
Just did the 1 hour test today. All pretty straight forward. Not too confident that I will pass though, given my family history of Type II diabetes.
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