Three-hour glucose test…

Three-hour glucose test for gestational diabetes today. Yuck.

"The three hour glucose tolerance test is is similar to the one hour test with a few distinctions. You should be instructed to maintain a high carbohydrate diet for three days prior to testing. This should be followed by fasting for 10-16 hours. It will be easiest for the pregnant women to eat her dinner meal before 7 pm and fast until morning. Plan to arrive at the doctor's office or lab between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. to avoid prolonged fasting. When you arrive for the test, the nurse will draw your blood and collect a urine sample. She will then give you a 100 gm glucose solution. She will record the time and return to collect blood and urine samples at 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours for a total of 5 blood and urine samples. You will not be able to eat or drink anything except for water throughout the duration of the test. You should be encouraged to drink water, however, because frequent urine samples will be needed."

No word on house yet. It's looking unlikely that the Elmwood house people actually want to close on Thursday. We've started looking at other houses. I just realized this morning that if we end up putting our stuff in storage for a month or more, not only will it cost money, but the plants we were going to take over from our roof deck will just die. Not sure if we can keep the aquarium fish alive either.

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