So its about that time. I'm scheduling the glucose test that pregnant ladies take to check if they've acquired gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. This is something that I have been a little nervous about, since I read that eating paleo actually can skew the results of this test. I'm not sure the exact details and chemistry involved in everything, but when I was reading paleo pregnancy blogs at 5 weeks pregnant, I read a couple times (not sure the validity of course) that since paleo eaters eat such a low amount of sugar, drinking that sugary drink will spike your glucose levels significantly. So I read suggestions to carbo-load a couple days before the test so that you don't have to go through the trouble of returning back for the extra long re-test to prove you don't have gestational diabetes. What a pain.
So I got some good news at my last appointment with my mid-wife. I don't have to drink the orange drink!!! This is her reasoning...what good does drinking a super-sugary drink tell you about how you eat and how your body responds to sugar on a daily basis? I love this lady. So simple and true. So instead I get to go in before I eat breakfast to give a blood test. Then she send me home to eat what i would NORMALLY eat for breakfast (probably am going to predict that is going to be eggs...not an orange sugar drink). Then I come back and she tests me again. It makes much more sense to see how your body responds to normal food.
I just wish that everyone could have the option (especially my fellow paleo eaters out there) of testing this way. I know there are a ton of reasons for both sides and why some doctors do things the way they do, but either way...I'm just glad I don't have to worry about it this time around. Whew.