A Safer Way to Test for Gestational Diabetes
I have been a midwife for 20 years and have used the same breakfast to test for gestational diabetes the whole time. To my thinking, it is not unreasonable for anyone to have an elevated blood sugar when drinking soda on an empty stomach. Our clients are as concerned as we are if their blood sugar is elevated when they ate 2 slices of bread, 2 eggs, a half cup of juice and a cup of milk. That is a typical breakfast for many of our clients. We sometimes have to break down and use the glucola for a 3-hour test but will generally just use a glucometer for an elevated one-hour blood sugar to keep blood sugars under control.
Glucola and similar Glucose Drinks are Toxic
Glucola and other glucose testing drinks never made sense to me and now we know they are toxic and potenially dangerous to the unborn baby. Help us spread the word by sharing our post. You can learn more by linking to the following article: