The glucose test consists of the following steps, keeping in mind that you are allowed no food or beverages from midnight the night before:
- The nurses take blood sample number 1
- You drink a room temperature, icky, orange syrup that tastes like orange pop, but the concentrate that is normally mixed with carbonated water before being considered palatable for humans. Ewwwwww!
- You wait an hour, (still having nothing to eat or drink), then they take the second blood sample.
Now, you’re probably wondering when I will get to the Good Thing in all of this (because it doesn’t sound like a lot fun, right?). Here’s the thing - at this hospital, they give you a COLD, CARBONATED version of the syrup!! Woot! This stuff just tastes like drinking Orange Crush (but the way it’s meant to be served !)
Ahhhhh - finally somebody realized that it would be easier to have a nauseous Prego drink and keep it down this way! Thank you Hopital Lasalle!