I'm 28 weeks pregnant and have a pretty open-minded midwife - however, since both my dad and his dad are type 2 diabetics, she wants me to do the oral glucose tolerance test. I don't have to fast, and I think it's a 1-hour test. The options she gave me for this are:
- Eat a normal (high protein, high fat) breakfast, then shoot either the glucola or 16 jellybeans, wait an hour, draw blood; or
- Eat a high-carb (in her words, "load up on pancakes and syrup") breakfast before coming in and draw blood (I'm guessing as soon as I get there, or about an hour after eating)
I'm still debating which approach to take - the thought of eating so many jellybeans makes me queasy but I'd anticipate a pretty nasty sugar crash if I don't have protein and fat first thing in the morning.
If I do go the breakfast route, obviously I'm not going to eat traditional pancakes and syrup, and I'm pretty sure my version of pancakes (eggs, almond/coconut flour, flax) wouldn't give me the sugar spike they're looking for. Incidentally, she tells me the high sugar spike is necessary to make sure that my insulin can "do its job".
So - any ideas for a paleo-ish breakfast that would affect the body in such a way? I'm thinking bananas, rice (I've been doing more PHD for my pregnancy, so I haven't been low-carb)...?