So, I had to take the 3-hour Glucose Tolerance test on Monday after having “not passed” the 1-hour version. I passed!
It wasn’t too bad, but it certainly wasn’t fun.
- 7:45 – I got in there by 7:45 am, having fasted since midnight (really, 8:00 p.m. the night before). They took blood to get a baseline and make sure my levels weren’t too high to give me the glucose drink.
- 8:10 – 20 minutes later, they confirmed that I wasn’t too high and could proceed. Drank the drink. The tech had informed me that it was more sugary than the 1 hour version, but I couldn’t tell much of a difference.
- 8:30 – I had brought my work laptop and tried to get some work done. Did okay until about 15-20 minutes after drinking the stuff. I wouldn’t say that I was dizzy per se, but my vision got a little wobbly, so I just shut my laptop screen, drank lots of water and walked a bit. It passed within another 15 minutes or so.
- 9:10 – They took another sample. I resumed working. I kept drinking water.
- 10:10 – They took another sample. I kept working. I kept drinking water.
- 11:10 – They took the last sample. The gal asked me how I was feeling and I said fine. She said “The lab won’t tell me your numbers, just that they are really low. They suggest you drink this apple juice and eat these crackers.” Sure! I was hungry by that point anyway.
The next day, the nurse called and said I passed. No dietary changes needed. Hip! Hip! Hooray!