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Gtt Test For Diabetes
I failed my 1 hr GTT for Gestational Diabetes - score 152. Now I have my 2 hr test next week. Any special diet I should follow to pass this one? Tips?
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Why is GTT used to determine sugar issues rather than glycosylated hemoglobin test? Seems the latter would be better at predicting diabetes/low sugar.
36 wk pregnant.My fasting,1hr,2hr result of 3 hr GTT test r normal,only 3hr has borderline high value-142.Is it still called gestational diabetes?
Extreme thirst,no weight loss,increased urination,RFT&ADH hormone normal,no diabetes,GTT fine,no UTI,urine analysis fine.Only test pending is osmality?
Call a clinic: Because it's such a community concern, many cities have clinics that offer free or low $ screenings for this and other conditions too. If you have elevated blood sugar and are given Rx, you'll learn how to test for adequate dose, etc. but diagnosing is NOT a D.I.Y. task. Those initial tests are for pros. Ask at a hospital, pharmacy, phone book, etc. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HGA1C: Is a 3 month average of you blood sugars a gives a n accurate average. It does not obviously account for highs and lows because these would balance out. A glycomark test added to the hga1c will tell you over the last 2 weeks any way how stable your sugars have been or how much they were swinging ...Read more
Insulin Production: In Type 1 DM, the pancreas beta cells make insufficient insulin to support life for more than ~2 weeks; death without insulin replacement, about 40-45 units/24 hrs. In Type II Diabetes, ~95% of cases, the liver & muscle cells response to insulin progressively ?es, called insulin resistance, & beta cell secretion of insulin ?es for decades; eventually glucose ?es to HbA1c >6.5% despite ?ed insulin. ...Read more
Blood sugar: Typically a blood sugar test is done, and two abnormal tests confirm the diagnosis. In adults for type 2 diabetes common tests are: hgba1c of 6.5% or greater; a fasting plasma glucose of > 125; a random glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater; or a 2-hour post-load glucose after 75 g oral glucose of 200 mg/dl or greater. ...Read more
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