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apparently, there is no medical billing code for eating real food

is it just me, or does my fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice look like pepto-bismol? i’m going with a resounding yes.

hot quinoa cereal and fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice - in white dishes and blue dishes on black background

this was part of my breakfast this morning. no, my breakfast doesn’t always look like that, but it was the protocol for the postprandial one-hour glucose study. (how’s that for a mouthful?!) my favourite part of the morning was how incredibly confused the lab was about my eating real food instead of drinking glucola. apparently there isn’t a proper medical billing code for eating real food.

that just makes me laugh.

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Glucose Tolerance Drink Ingredients, and Alternatives to the Standard Gestational Diabetes Screening


I’ve had the hardest time trying to track down the ingredients of the glucose tolerance drink for gestational diabetes screening! (I have several food allergies, including corn, so I wasn’t just going to blindly drink whatever the lab employee handed to me).

After a few phone calls and some waiting on hold, I finally was able to get the lab headquarters (Quest Diagnostics) to tell me exactly what’s in the glucose tolerance drink. I thought I’d share in case anyone else is looking for the ingredients list.

Orange/Fruit Punch/Lemon Lime flavors:

  • Dextrose from corn
  • Citric Acid from corn
  • Natural Flavoring corn
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Yellow #6
  • Purified Water

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