Obstetrics FAQs

What are the instructions regarding the glucose test (glucola)?

  1. Avoid eating concentrated sweets the day before and the day of your glucola (i.e. candy, donuts, anything by Hostess)
  2. Drink 1 bottle of glucola 1 hour before your appointment time and drink the entire amount within 5 minutes. Note the exact time you start the drink.
  3. DO NOT EAT, DRINK or SMOKE after you drink the glucola. (No mints, No chewing gum)
  4. Arrive at the office 45 minutes after you drink the glucola and notify the receptionist of the exact time you began drinking the glucola. Your blood will be drawn at the one hour mark.