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Can I take synthroid before a glucose tolerance test

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 28 years experience
No: No, you won't be. They don't need that much blood for a glucose test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: It will still be a valid test.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Insulin resistance is the basic metabolic cause of pcos, and metformin is generally the best treatment for Insulin resistance and pcos. You want to em... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
No: You are not suppose to drink anything before a glucose tolerance test.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: The glucose tolerance test is designed to screen for elevated blood sugar, for diabetes. People with symptoms of hypoglycemia may be responding to a d... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 17 years experience
A test 4 Diabetes: A GTT is used if there is a suspicion of diabetes. A glucose level is checked 1st, then the person drinks a standardized drink with sugar, and then tw... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Easy test: For a glucose tolerance test there will first be a blood draw for baseline glucose. Some doctors include insulin levels and urine test as well. Then... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Proven that some/ many patients with abnormal glucose tolerance who follow a diabetic diet, lose weight, can revert to normal glucose tolerance.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Serum insulin: levels are very unreliable and of almost no use in a GTT. The labs don't measure them accurately either. Insulin is supposed to increase during a GTT ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Anti-nausea med: I'm assuming you vomited because the glucose solution tastes horrible. Not sure why that can't be corrected, i hear it often. Talk to you OB about r... Read More
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