12:52 PM

After 2+ months of feeling like crap I finally got the courage (and insurance) to go to the doctor.  Tomorrow I'll be going to the hospital for a few tests, which I am not too thrilled about, but I'm running out of options and am so tired of feeling terrible and having to put on a smiley face everyday when really I just want to curl up in my bed and sleep.

Here is a summary of what I'll be doing at the hospital thanks to Wikipedia.

A glucose tolerance test is a medical test in which glucose is given and blood samples taken afterward to determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood. The test is usually used to test for diabetes, insulin resistance, and sometimes reactive hypoglycemia or rarer disorders of carbohydrate metabolism. In the most commonly performed version of the test, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a standard dose of glucose is ingested by mouth and blood levels are checked two hours later. Many variations of the GTT have been devised over the years for various purposes, with different standard doses of glucose, different routes of administration, different intervals and durations of sampling, and various substances measured in addition to blood glucose.

I got to thinking, don't most pregnant women have to do this test for gestational diabetes?  I'm not sure, but if you have ever had this test done let me know how it went.  I'm nervous because they say that I'll be feeling super funky and dizzy afterward and I have been trying to avoid that feeling for the last 2 months.  I'm just hopeful they will find something so I can start feeling like normal again.

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