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How long before my glucose tolerance test should I be drinking the glucose?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

It depends. If you are having the initial 1 hour glucose challenge test performed at 24-28 weeks, you will have bloodwork drawn one hour after drinking the glucola.
If you failed the 1 hour sugar test, a 3 hour sugar test would be performed and blood would be drawn before you drink the glucola and at 1, 2 and 3 hours later.

In brief: Depends

It depends. If you are having the initial 1 hour glucose challenge test performed at 24-28 weeks, you will have bloodwork drawn one hour after drinking the glucola.
If you failed the 1 hour sugar test, a 3 hour sugar test would be performed and blood would be drawn before you drink the glucola and at 1, 2 and 3 hours later.
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Dr. PREM Menon
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 30 MINUTES

Glucose taken will raise the blood sugar in 30 minutes.

In brief: 30 MINUTES

Glucose taken will raise the blood sugar in 30 minutes.
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