Glucose test, do I need to do anything?

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  1. Haylian

    Haylian Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies

    Have any you had the glucose test for diabetes?
    Mine is tomorrow, I know I can't eat or drink from midnight but that's all I've been told.
    Have any of you had this? Is it just a finger prick for blood or do they take lots?
    My nannan is diabetic (hence the high risk) and she only pricks her finger but I've read that a few women actually have viles taken, I'm so difficult to get blood from so reeeeeally hope that's not the case :-(

    X
     
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    cam Well-Known Member

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    Hi i was tested with my son so 4 years ago, when i had it then i went in had blood taken then was given a glucose drink then had to go away for an hour and had more blood taken when i got back and yes its viles of blood unfortunately. Hope it goes ok x
     
  3. Libbygrace

    Libbygrace Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately it is lots of blood because they do all your other blood tests at the same time, I had a finger prick when I went in then had a few tubes taken then had to drink so much lucozade within 10 mins then have some more tubes taken after 2 hours. I was actually diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have to finger prick test 4 times a day now xx
     
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    BevG Well-Known Member

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    a book or bunch of magazines and something to eat after your time is up. i had 2 last preg and will have one this time too. they will take 2 vials of blood like when they do other blood tests, one at the start and one at the end to see the difference in glucose levels etc.
     
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  5. Haylian

    Haylian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls, sounds like I'll have a bruised arm for a few days then :) wish I wasn't so difficult! X
     
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    I am going for mine next week and will ask them to do my 28 week bloods at the same time (as they are jabbing me anyway).
     

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