Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Modified Glucose Tolerance Test (MGTT)


Modified Glucose Tolerance Test @ MGTT? What is that? Well, to those who don't know, that is a 'must' test to pregnant women since last year. It is necessary in order to know how your body will responds when given a sugar drink. This test used to be only for those who have a high potential of having diabetes or women with diabetes history in the family.


But, with our lifestyle and our eating habit right now, there's a high possibility that even people with no diabetes background also can have it especially for pregnant women who sometime cannot control the way they eat.

Every pregnant women will have this test twice during pregnancy. How do I know? I already had the first test and will have to face it again next week, uhuk-uhuk. But don't worry as this test is not as painful as the Anti Tetanus Injection.

First of all, you will be asked to fasting starting 10.00 p.m the night before your MGTT. Fasting here means you cannot eat and drink for 10 hours starting at 10.00 p.m to 8.00 a.m.

At 8.00 a.m. on the day of your MGTT, the nurse will take your blood. After that, you will have to drink a glass of glucose solution or in Malay, air gula. You will have to wait about two hours before the nurse take your blood sample again. You can eat and drink after that, hehe, but in my case, I have to see the doctor first, to know the result. Fortunately for me, the result is normal.

How about you? got the normal result too? What do you feel drinking the glucose solution? Me? Felt itchy in my throat for almost five minutes and then it fade away, haha.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

after drinking, i felt like vomiting and dizzy cause i had to fast.

Anonymous said...

PAGI TADI JAM 8.20 PAGI...MY WIFE DID THE MGTT...FASTING (3.7mmol/L).....2HPP (6.9mmol/L)....SUCH A RELIEF....EDD FEB-9-2013...DID THE SCANNING AS WELL...BABY BOY

Anonymous said...

after mgtt,what's the next step?

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