You must have a full bladder for this procedure. Beginning one (1) hour prior to your exam, drink one (1) 8-ounce glass of water every 15 minutes for a total of 32 ounces. Remember, DO NOT VOID. Your bladder MUST be full.
You will be having your screen for diabetes in pregnancy on this visit. You may eat normally before you come, but avoid sugary foods like candy bars and pop. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be given a fruity glucose drink. After you drink it, you may only drink water-no gum, mints, food, cigarettes or any other liquids. You will have blood drawn one hour after you finish the glucose drink. You will need to plan to stay in the office for this hour and will usually be seen for a visit during this time. Do not plan to run errands or shop during this hour.