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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 14:15 PM   1
Lindsey123
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Can't even have water whilst fasting for glucose test?


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In 45 mins I have to start my fast for the 3 hour glucose test tomorrow morning. I get the reasons for the 'no food' bit, obviously, and the no juice or soft drink - but does anyone know why I'm not allowed any water? Midwife says no water from 9pm tonight till 12 noon tomorrow, though I will get the 440ml of glucose orange at 9am to tide me over. I'm not even allowed more than a drop of water to brush my teeth tonight?

My fella is a bio-chemist who specialised in diabetes and he says he sees no real reason why water would be banned - and he thinks it's unhealthy for anyone to go that long without water.

What do you all think? It just seems weird to me, but of course, I'll do what I need to to keep us both healthy.

Opinions welcome - thank you!

Lindsey

PS - If a symptom of diabetes is excessive thirst, surely we'll all be symptomatic of diabetes after 15 hours with nowt to drink.... just a thought



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 15:11 PM   2
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I had mine today and it says I can have water and I did right up until I got there and once I had my first blood drawn and the Lucozade no water after that, so I can't see why you can not? As I did and its the same test hope that helps.



 
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On my instructions it says I can have water.



 
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when i had mine in my last pregnancy they said i could sip water but not drink a full glass at once x



 
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It said on the letter that they sent me that it was okay to drink water, I don't know why they've told you not to bit strange



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I was told to only have a few sips of water if I need it. Going in on Friday morning



 
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I was told not to eat, but could drink water :/



 
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It said on the letter that they sent me that it was okay to drink water, I don't know why they've told you not to bit strange
I know - I thought that too. My letter from the hospital says nothing to eat or drink, and today at my 24 week midwife appt, I asked her to clarify whether that included water, and she specified nil by mouth. I queried whether this was safe, and she said it was.

If she's given me the wrong advice, I won't be happy. I'm already not convinced she's great, considering she didn't know what 'round ligament pain' was when I asked about it at 20 weeks.... *sigh* - and didn't know the difference between muscles, tendons and ligaments. Bit of a worry, that.

Thank you all for your responses xx



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 15:32 PM   9
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It said on the letter that they sent me that it was okay to drink water, I don't know why they've told you not to bit strange
I know - I thought that too. My letter from the hospital says nothing to eat or drink, and today at my 24 week midwife appt, I asked her to clarify whether that included water, and she specified nil by mouth. I queried whether this was safe, and she said it was.

If she's given me the wrong advice, I won't be happy. I'm already not convinced she's great, considering she didn't know what 'round ligament pain' was when I asked about it at 20 weeks.... *sigh* - and didn't know the difference between muscles, tendons and ligaments. Bit of a worry, that.

Thank you all for your responses xx
My midwife is the same hun, I've seen her once at my booking in appointment at 9 weeks! Even then she managed to mess things up! She didn't bring me a book for all my details and didn't put my name down for my 12 week scan Fortunately they got me an appointment for when I was 12+6 but I was told it could take up to 4 weeks after! Every other time I've gone to see her she's either on holiday or ill

I'm sure water is fine though it's the same test and everyone else who commented seems to have been advised to drink it If she has given you the wrong advice you should definately complain! x



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