What is a glucose drink?
A glucose drink is a special type of drink given to pregnant women or diabetics who need to undergo a gestational diabetes test. The drink is usually given in a portion of approximately 500ml and has to be drunk in five minutes or less. The drink is usually followed by between one and three blood tests to check how the person’s body reacts to the glucose.
Glucose drinks may also be purchased commercially and used by people who are in sports training or have special dietary needs.
How it tastes
The glucose drink tastes almost identical to lemonade.
If you’re having difficulty drinking the drink because you don’t like lemonade, ask for or bring your own straw. This may make it easier to drink the liquid in the required time.