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Am I at risk for diabetes if my glucose tolerance test came out positive.

Am I at risk for diabetes if my glucose tolerance test came out positive.

Yes: There is more than one type of glucose testing. No matter which is used, if a test is positive, women should see an OB or endo provider or diabetes educator as soon as possible for an explanation of the test results, the condition and the next steps to take. A positive test does not necessarily mean women will need to take Insulin shots so they should not fear going in for followup. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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My glucose tolerance test result was 10.8. What should I be doing.

My glucose tolerance test result was 10.8. What should I be doing.

Probably diabetic: A level of 10.8 during the test is just below diagnostic for diabetes. You should do a hba1c, but you have, at the least, impaired glucose tolerance. You should be following a low concentrated sweets diet. If overweight, you need to lose weight. Exercise. You may also need medication based on other lab results. ...Read more

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How long before my glucose tolerance test should I be drinking the glucose?

Depends: It depends. If you are having the initial 1 hour glucose challenge test performed at 24-28 weeks, you will have bloodwork drawn one hour after drinking the glucola. If you failed the 1 hour sugar test, a 3 hour sugar test would be performed and blood would be drawn before you drink the glucola and at 1, 2 and 3 hours later. ...Read more

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My glucose tolerance test results are: fasting: 100 mg/dl, 1hr: 148mg/dl, 2hr: 128 mg/dl. My hbc1a : 5.7. I am concerned....Am i prediabetes?

My glucose tolerance test results are:
fasting: 100 mg/dl, 1hr: 148mg/dl, 2hr: 128 mg/dl. My hbc1a : 5.7.
I am concerned....Am i prediabetes?

Probably not: The fasting glucose of 100 and hba1c of 5.7 are borderline high, the other tests are normal. Diabetes is defined by fasting glucose above 125 or post prandial glucose above 200, or hba1c above 6.5%. People with prediabetes will typically also have triglycerides above 150, HDL cholesterol under 50 in a female, hypertension, and obesity. ...Read more

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My glucose tolerance test results : fasting = 105; 1 hr. post swallow = 188; 2 hr. post = 158; 3 hr. post = 55; 4 hr. post = 57; a paradox? A1c = 5.4%

My glucose tolerance test results : fasting = 105; 1 hr. post swallow = 188; 2 hr. post = 158; 3 hr. post = 55; 4 hr. post = 57; a paradox? A1c = 5.4%

IFG & IGT: Hi. You meet criteria for pre-diabetes on the basis of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Your A1c is not yet abnormal, but you see how your glucose goes into the 50's a few hours after a challenge; that offsets the A1c, making it a less sensitive test for diabetes. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and talk with your doc about possible medications to prevent diabe ...Read more

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I have pcos. My glucose tolerance test was perfect. My insulin level was so low it couldn't be found. I was told that's not good. Why is that bad?

I have pcos. My glucose tolerance test was perfect. My insulin level was so low it couldn't be found. I was told that's not good. Why is that bad?

It's not good: Or bad -- just a test that should have never been ordered since the test is meaningless in that situation and most labs can't do accurate Insulin levels to begin with. If you didn't have insulin, you would have lapsed into a coma from high glucose levels long ago. The diagnosis of pcos is not made by a GTT or Insulin levels. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more