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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?

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?

Paleo diet/low carb: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This helps avoid meds. Read more on: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ Easy recipes: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ ...Read more

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Dr. John Washburn
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Glucose Tolerance Test (Definition)

Glucose tolerance testing - This test checks for signs of gestational diabetes. It's fairly straightforward: You drink a sweetened solution, and an hour later a blood sample is drawn and your blood ...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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Why is GTT used to determine sugar issues rather than glycosylated hemoglobin test? Seems the latter would be better at predicting diabetes/low sugar.

Why is GTT used to determine sugar issues rather than glycosylated hemoglobin test? Seems the latter would be better at predicting diabetes/low sugar.

Good question: The glycosylated hemoglobin is not always diagnostic of diabetes. Certain conditions or drugs can affect the level of glycosylated hemoglobin. In those situations, glucose tolerance test would be better in diagnosing dm. ...Read more

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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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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

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Due to an eating disorder, I don't want to take the glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes -50 g of sugar/ 200 calories. Any other options?

Due to an eating disorder, I don't want to take the glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes -50 g of sugar/ 200 calories. Any other options?

Eating disorder: Let your doctor know your illness and get help so you will get better and give birth to a healthy child. You and the infant need you to be well. ...Read more

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Oral gtt results gestational diabetes---whats normal?

Oral gtt results gestational diabetes---whats normal?

Debatable!: 2-hour 75-gm load! international association of diabetes/pregnancy study groups (iadpsg) and american diabetes association: fasting <93 mg/dl, and 1-hour <180 mg/dl, and 2-hour <153 mg/dl. These represent the average glucose values at which infant birth weight, cord c-peptide, and percent body fat >90 percentile reached 1.75 times the odds of these outcomes at mean glucose values from hapo trial. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

Most common cause: would be elevated blood sugar even though you think it is under "control". There are other physical and psychological causes that your doctor could evaluate. ...Read more

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I have failed my glucose challenge test i was like 9.4. I have gtt next week. How can I pass gtt test? I am really worried about it. Please advise me.

I have failed my glucose challenge test i was like 9.4. I have gtt next week. How can I pass gtt test? I am really worried about it. Please advise me.

Don't worry: I assume you are pregnant and had an initial screening glucose level that was high. Many people with this will nevertheless pass the gtt. If you don't, you need to keep in mind that this is related to the pregnancy, and will likely resolve after delivery. There are various ways to control your sugar during pregnancy with diet and exercise. Worrying will not help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes?

What are the tests for diabetes?

Blood Glucose: The initial test for diabetes is a fasting (8-12 hours) blood glucose test - usually done by a finger prick check but can also be done by a blood draw. Typically fasting blood sugar values below 100 are considered non-diabetic, 100-126 pre-diabetes, and greater than 126 as defined by diabetes. A hgba1c blood test can then be done to monitor progress of treatment as this is a roughly 3 month avg. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more