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I am prediabetic with higher blood sugar and insulin levels. L just had a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Fasting sugar is 63, insulin is 2. Meaning?

I am prediabetic with higher blood sugar and insulin levels. L just had a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Fasting sugar is 63, insulin is 2. Meaning?

Doesn't matter: The numbers aren't really important or valuable. If you're overweight and have high glucose (particularly with a positive family history) you need education, diet, exercise, weight reductio and maybe medication -- not just a diagnosis. The diagnosis doesn't help you get healthier. ...Read more

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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


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What's a one hour oral glucose tolerance test?

What's a one hour oral glucose tolerance test?

Screen test: Popular test in obstetrics to identify gestational diabetes : blood sugar is drawn, the patient drinks 75 gm of glucose in the form of glucola and blood sugar is drawn 1 hr after. ...Read more

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Glucose tolerance test: I passed but 1hr-173; 2hr-167; 3hr-103. I walked during last hour. Would walking make me pass when I should have failed?

Glucose tolerance test: I passed but 1hr-173; 2hr-167; 3hr-103. I walked during last hour. Would walking make me pass when I should have failed?

Not likely: Even though you did not follow the protocol, given the other results, you are not likely to have failed the test had you stayed put as required. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Im 24 weeks preg. I did the glucose tolerance test: 75g of glucose, test after two hours 132mg/dl. Should i worry? What should I do to reduce it?

Normal: You did a screening test with 75g of glucose. A result under 140 is considered normal. If it was above 140 you would have had a full glucose tolerance test with 100 gm. You do not need to worry. ...Read more

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My oral glucose tolerance test decreased on hours 2 & 3--my doctor mentioned this but did not explain. Why is this significant?

My  oral glucose tolerance test decreased on hours 2 & 3--my doctor mentioned this but did not explain. Why is this significant?

Need the numbers: Hi. We can't tell you anything about your OGTT without knowing the numbers. Give us fasting and 2 hour; that's all we need. ...Read more

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What is a glucose tolerance test?

What is a glucose tolerance test?

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 24-28 weeks. We will give you a bottle of a very sugary drink. You have five minutes to drink it all! Then a hour later we do a blood test to see how you metabolized the sugar. If you are high risk you may need further testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Do I need a glucose tolerance test?

Do I need a glucose tolerance test?

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 abnormal then you need the glucose tolerance test (gtt), which is typically a 3 hour test. It is very important that all women are screened for gestational diabetes in their pregnancies. ...Read more

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How do I do a glucose tolerance test?

How do I do a glucose tolerance test?

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 glucose after an overnight fast, have a very hearty breakfast and do a bl glucose 1 hour and 2 hrs after the breakfast. Your fasting bl glucose should be below 200 if above 200 you do not need to do the test, you have diabetes and the result will not cha. ...Read more

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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


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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more