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Old 07-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

So I told my OB today that I wouldn't be doing the glucose test she ordered because the orange flavored stuff always makes me vomit. She suggested the alternative of the Jelly Bean test. She's sending me the information to do the test.

Apparently you eat a certain amount of jelly beans at certain times while sitting at the lab, like the glucose test, and they do the blood draws etc.

Have any of you ever heard of this or done it?

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Re: Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

yep. a lady at my church does it and she has had 6 babies. she doesn't do the other one for the same reason. she likes it much better.
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I'm actually kind of looking forward to it! heh. When else do you have a Dr. prescribe you jelly beans!
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Re: Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

Sounds interesting, but I only like certain colors so I wonder if you have to eat an assortment or if you get to pick. What if you get to pick jelly belly flavors. It could be the best medical test ever.
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Sounds interesting, but I only like certain colors so I wonder if you have to eat an assortment or if you get to pick. What if you get to pick jelly belly flavors. It could be the best medical test ever.
I was told I could pick any flavor I wanted.
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Re: Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

I've heard of it - basically the thing with the GTT is that they need an exact amount of sugar in you. The drink is the easiest way to measure, but jelly beans are pretty standard so I've heard that they work too. If I'd gone with the GTT instead of home monitoring, I totally would've gone with the jelly beans!!
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A jelly bean test sounds awesome! I wish I had known about that before I scheduled my orange soda test for Friday.
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Wow! That sounds like such a better alternative... black jellybeans instead of that awful stuff!
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Re: Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

Yeah, I don't know why they don't usually offer it unless you turn down the orange crap and they get desperate.
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Re: Jelly Bean glucose test alternative

I've done that test with a certain amount of Welch's grape juice both times. I've heard of the jelly bean method also.
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