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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A check for diabetes: The GTT is a way for us to see who is at highest risk of diabetes. It is recommended that everyone be screened during their pregnancy, usually around ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You actually need a glucose challenge test (gct) in pregnancy, which is a 1 hour screening test for gestational diabetes. If your screening test is a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
GTT at home: Glucose tolerance testing is done less frequently now a days. You can do your own home version geta home glucose testing kit. Do the 1st blood gluco ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
19 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Screen for diabetes: A normal test can help you feel better that you don't have diabetes. An abnormal test can fall into two buckets - either borderline or frankly diabet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: There is a set of rules for interpreting the results of ogt and it should be done by your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
No: No, you won't be. They don't need that much blood for a glucose test.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Dramatically: Eating with make the results of the GTT useless.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Best answer: Is with your ob. Lab tests can have different normal scales. And you did not state how long after the blood sample was drawn. http://www.nlm.nih.go ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe not: You need 2 out of these 3 categories in order to be diagnosed with PCOS (following one set of criteria anyway). Very irregular menstrual cycles, high ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
We're all Prediabeti: As we grow older, we all tend to become Insulin resistant to some degree or other. Consequently, our sugars tend to rise, along with our insulin. In ... Read More
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A 30-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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