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Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

Are there side effects during the 1-hr glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes?

No long lasting: Some people feels nauseated, slightly sick but no long lasting effects. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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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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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Watch your weight
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What's a 3 hour oral glucose tolerance test (ogtt) for diabetes?

What's a 3 hour oral glucose tolerance test (ogtt) for diabetes?

Gestational diabetes: A test for how you respond to known sugar loads in pregnancy and whether you are diabetic from pregnancy... If abnormal, may need to make changes in diet or meds. ...Read more

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What oral glucose tolerance test result indicates diabetes?

What oral glucose tolerance test result indicates diabetes?

Unclear question: There is a set of rules for interpreting the results of ogt and it should be done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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For oral glucose tolerance test - 2 drs saying different things. At 1hr result was 101, at 2 hrs it was 65. Problem/possible pre-diabetes or not?

For oral glucose tolerance test - 2 drs saying different things. At 1hr result was 101, at 2 hrs it was 65. Problem/possible pre-diabetes or not?

Hypoglycemia: This lower than expected sugars can represent a pre-daibetes state. I would be very careful with your diet and carbs and if you are overweight it is time to get this under some control. There is a feeling that these periods of hypoglycemia are evidence of a Insulin resistance developing. ...Read more

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Why do you need to get a glucose tolerance test if you tested positive for gestational diabetes?

To rule out diabetes: Women with gestational diabetes are more prone to developing diabetes after the pregnancy. Glucose tolerance test allows the doctor to asses resistance to Insulin and diagnose diabetes. ...Read more

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Can an oral glucose tolerance test be used to diagnose diabetes like a blood draw will if you're not pregnant?

Can an oral glucose tolerance test be used to diagnose diabetes like a blood draw will if you're not pregnant?

Yes: However there are several different criteria for diagnosing diabetes, depending upon whether you're using GTT data, fasting glucoses, post-prandial glucoses or hba1c's. Check w/ your doctor. In reality, the exact diagnosis is an arbitrary distinction made upon a continuous line of time and data. ...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


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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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