Preparing The Blood

June 5, 2012

Who is ready for some orange drink!? Gestational diabetes glucose screening test today!

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I called my doctor’s office and they told me to have eggs before the test, so egg it is! As much as I don’t care for eggs in the morning, this was actually quite delicious. (Although I was eying the nectarines and cherries in our house with envy…)

Served with lots of water

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The afterparty! Taking this guy in my purse with a spoon : ) In case of emergency.

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Wish me (and the babe) luck!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

Good luck Kath! I hope it goes well. Just think, you can have all the nectarines and cherries you want after it’s over! Are you actually not supposed to eat those 2 foods before the screening?

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2 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 7:11 am

She told me not to have fruit

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3 Alex June 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

Eggs? Why did your doc recommend those?

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4 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

Good protein and fat

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5 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not June 5, 2012 at 6:48 am

good luck!

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6 OntarioGirl June 5, 2012 at 6:51 am

good luck! I did mine yesterday…the drink was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Tastes exactly like flat orange pop! Which is not great but I think it could be a worse lol

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7 Alina June 5, 2012 at 6:52 am

I love how you bring peanut butter! :) Totally something I would do~
I hope everything goes well Kath!

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8 Michelle@PeachyPalate June 5, 2012 at 6:56 am

Good luck!!! And you can fill up on cherries and nectarines on your return :)

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9 Molly @ RDexposed June 5, 2012 at 7:05 am

Best wishes and cheers! (fingers crossed)

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10 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

Mmm I love eggs in the morning! Good luck!

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11 Khushboo Thadani June 5, 2012 at 7:08 am

Savory rarely appeals to me in the morning either yet I always do enjoy it on the rare occasions I decide to shake things up :)! Good luck!

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12 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 5, 2012 at 7:18 am

Good luck! My sister actually loved the drink. She thought it tasted good! She is a sugar freak though too!

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13 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

Best of luck to you, Kath! :)

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14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

An egg? That’s really funny. Could you only have one? I’d be pissed. LOL!

Good luck!

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 5, 2012 at 7:24 am

UGH, the orange drink. That one got me for sure. It was just awful. It’s better to be safe than sorry though, right? Good luck to you and the little one!

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16 Sarah June 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

You should toss an apple in your bag along with the PB, that would be a way better scooper than a spoon ;)

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17 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 5, 2012 at 7:30 am

good luck with the test!!!!

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18 Amanda June 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

My gestational diabetes test is in a little over two weeks! My midwife recommended eating eggs in the morning too. I’m doing the test using 100% grape juice though, not the traditional orange drink version. Good luck!!

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19 Carrie June 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

sounds much better – the orange stuff really is awful!

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20 Melissa June 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I got to choose between the icky orange drink or jelly beans. I thought jelly beans! I love them. Only problem was I had to eat so many of them in a short amount of time. But I think it was still better than the orange drink. YUCK. Good Luck Kath! Hope you passed.

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21 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Good luck!

My SIL had gestational diabetes and when we were on the way to the hospital she asked us to stop by the Cheesecake Factory for tiramisu for her to eat in the recovery room! I’ve never seen a piece of cake disappear so fast!

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22 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

I remember having that test…I was quite worried during my pregnancies as my mother is a Type 1 Diabetic…she became diabetic a few years after my brother was born. I never Gestational Diabetes through either of my pregnancies.

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23 Katie June 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

You know that it is not your “normal” day when nectarines and cherries for breakfast are forbidden. I didn’t enjoy the drink but I guess it could have been a lot worse. Although, I never had morning sickness and I remember feeling queasy and jittery. I reminded myself how lucky we are to have the medical technology to detect and treat so many conditions like GD. My sister had preclampsyia and delivered my niece early but healthy. Good luck, don’t let yourself worry too much, it will soon be over and then you can celebrate with all the fruit and whatever else you crave.

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24 kathleen @ the daily crumb June 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

eeek! that orange drink sounds scary. goooood luck!!!!

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25 Jennifer June 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

Good luck! I’m sure you’ll pass with flying colors. :)

The test is a breeze and it will be over soon.

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26 sam June 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

I can’t do anything if I don’t have my morning eggs. True fact. Good luck!

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27 Theresa June 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

Best of luck with the results. Even if you do have GD I can not think of anyone who would deal with it better, your lifestyle and food choices are the best! :)

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28 lindsay @ prettylittleparadise June 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

good luck!! i’m sure it will all go juuuuust fine!!! too bad you couldn’t have just eaten tons of donuts and juice, though, instead of that nasty drink!!

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29 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

Good luck, I hope everything is well and please take a photo if you end up eating that PB while still at the doctor’s office! :)

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30 Katharina June 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

Good luck! Hope everything goes well for you and baby!

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31 Cait's Plate June 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

Ah, good luck! I bet everything will come out just fine :)

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32 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the after test snack! :)

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33 kate June 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

I have always wondered, why do you only eat one egg? They are so good for you, you never seem to have two!

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34 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

To make them last longer? When I scramble them I almost always have two

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35 beth June 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

I would starve with only 1 egg for breakfast, they only have 70 calories!

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36 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

I don’t eat one egg for breakfast on normal days. I normally have one in lunches

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37 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

Have an eggcellent day!

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38 violinistag June 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

Good luck! I’ve been enjoying reading all your old posts–truly love your blog. Inspired by you and a few other bloggers, I finally tried overnight oats, and I AM IN LOVE. Thank you!

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39 Melissa @ Get Fit and Sweat Trying June 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

Aww, Good Luck! What a fun time…I loved being preggo!! Enjoy it!!

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40 Johanna B June 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

Will be thinking of you and thinking non GD (gestational Diabetes) thoughts for you and the babe.

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41 Angel7 June 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

Good luck, Kath & Baby KERF :)

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42 Nikki June 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

This test confuses me: are they checking to see if your body metabolizes all that yummy orange sugar (uck) the way it should?

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43 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

Yup

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44 Regina June 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

Good luck! I had mine last week and had a huge egg omelet with veggies beforehand. Didn’t help though. I still got horribly sick after the test but luckily didn’t upchuck (sorry TMI?) until a few hours later so I managed to finish the test (and pass!!). I wish you the best and hope your experience lacks the sick part. That was NOT fun.

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45 Jessica June 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

I didn’t want to have any thought in my mind if I failed that what I ate caused me to fail, so I fasted. The lab where I had mine done also told me to fast.

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46 Emily @ Emily's Olives June 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

Good Luck to you and the babe! Hope it all turns out well! Then you can have all the cherries you want ;)

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47 Diane June 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

I didn’t get to eat anything before the test, and I usually eat a big breakfast. Good thing you at least got to eat eggs! The drink was gross, but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Hope all goes well and you pass with flying colors.

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48 Lindsay June 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

Good luck! It doesn’t taste as bad as everybody says!

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49 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

I never had any eggs before mine…just lots of sweet orange syrup :)

GOOD luck!!!

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50 Kimberly June 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

Those eggs look pretty darn good! Good luck!

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51 FactFinderSteph June 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

Sometimes hardboiled eggs are soooooo good! I love them on that plate! I am again inspired by your place settings :) Good luch mama and baby KERF!!

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52 Karen June 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

I have taken that test four times, and every time I was told to not radically change my breakfast habits, but to eat something with some protein AND carbs. I would think it would radically skew the test results if you eat very differently than you usually do.

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53 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

I went by my doctor’s advice..

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54 lynn @ the actor's diet June 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

good luck with the test! i’ve taken it a few times and it’s so much better when the glucose drink is ICE COLD.

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55 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

Wow! I would LOVE to have a reason to carry peanut butter and a spoon in my purse! ;-) Best of luck with the test!

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56 Emily Butler June 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

Oh my least favorite part of pregnancy, I wasn’t allowed to eat (lame) but I did for my second. After my third baby glucose drink test I celebrated with sushi. I’m sure you are going to pass!

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57 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m learning so much about the lil procedures that moms have to go through! Who would have thought “eggs”? :P And overnight oats (?) are such a genius idea for emergencies!

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58 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Just peanut butter in the jar! No oats ;)

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59 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Best of luck! I love the little green leaf plate you have your egg on!

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60 Erin Motz June 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hurray! Betting it all comes back perfect!

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61 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hahhaha emergency peanut butter + spoon. Gotta love it :)

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62 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Were you not allowed anything else WITH the eggs? Because that would NOT fill me up….

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63 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Just 200 calories of sugar :) I was not really hungry after

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