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made it through 1 hour GCT

May 4th, 2007 at 10:08 am

So the one pregnancy test I absolutely was dreading was the 1 hour Glucose Challenge Test. Unfortunately during high school I worked in a doctor's office and watched a lot of moms to be get really sick taking it. I hate needles and the flat soda taste so I was really dreading this. Thankfully, DH had yesterday off and could go with me. I went prepared with straws and a bottle of water, etc...(I had also practiced with peach juice, which is kind of thick like the liquid itself to make sure I could get the 10 oz. down in five minutes). It went off without a hitch, the solution did not taste as bad as I thought, I was able to drink it quickly, had no reaction whatsoever and actually didn't have a problem with the blood draw one hour later. Man was I relieved.

Still don't know what my copay will be on this test, as the two billing girls I talked to both came up with different figures for the test and one thinks my insurance doesn't cover it at all...so we'll see

Hopefully my glucose level will come back low, I'll find out next week at my OB appt.

2 Responses to “made it through 1 hour GCT”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    There is an alternative version of this test that involves eating jelly beans instead of drinking that nasty stuff. You should see if it is offered in your area next time you are pregnant.

    I refused to take the GCT test with my pregnancy with T. It made me so sick during my pregnancy with R that I was not about to go through it again. Plus I threw up twice in the lab and took out two people's scrubs, but amazingly didn't get any on me. They can't make you take it and if you have no risk factors for it and your first one turns out fine you can get out of taking it on subsequent pregnancies. Just be sure you don't have any risk factors.

  2. fairy74 Says:

    Good info Robin, I'll have to look into that!

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