Can a hypoglycemic person have a normal glucose tolerance test?

Depends. The glucose tolerance test is designed to screen for elevated blood sugar, for diabetes. People with symptoms of hypoglycemia may be responding to a drop in blood sugar, which may not go below the normal range, sometimes a 3 or 5 hour GTT is used to screen for hypoglycemia. If this is normal, there may be some other cause of the symptoms besides hypoglycemia, .

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Non diabetic normal glucose tolerance test A1c between 4.9 to 5.6 but I have dawn phenomenon every morning if I test at 9 hrs fasting why?

Unclear question. What do you mean by "dawn phenomenon"? You are obviously under the care of a doctor to have had glucose tolerance test done, please discuss the issue with your doctor who knows the details of your health. Read more...

Having glucose tolerance test but during day havenormal sugars but have dawn phenomenon how do you stop that when everything else is normal?

Everyone does. The dawn phenomenon is something that happens to most people. It's just more pronounced in patients with diabetes. For those without dm the increases in blood sugar overnight are still within normal range. If your morning fasting lab blood sugar is normal, but your glucometer says otherwise, your glucometer should be checked for accuracy with a concomitant lab glucose. Read more...
See your family doc. I recommend that you see your family physician or ob/gyn to better address your needs. Wishing you the very best. Read more...

Fail first glucose tolerance test repeated with a fastied 3hour gluclose tolerance with 100mg oral. 1st hr normal 2nd and 3rd is above normal range?

Need more info. Please note that lab results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Actual values are needed for evaluation and related circumstances, e.g. Are you pregnant? What is your hb a1c level, do you have symptoms of diabetes? Read more...

What are the normal values for serum insulin in glucose tolerance test (75g) after 60 and 120 minutes?

Serum insulin. levels are very unreliable and of almost no use in a GTT. The labs don't measure them accurately either. Insulin is supposed to increase during a GTT and will go up more if you are overweight and insulin resistant. There are so-called "normals" but they are inaccurate and worthless. Read more...

Confused. Got 1 touch machine two weeks ago, readings are frequently as high as 20 mmol, but did glucose tolerance test and it was normal?? what do?

Lab test. Glucometer is not used for diagnosis. If you want to know if you have diabetes, ask your doctor to order fasting glucose and an A1c. If bs is over 126 fasting and a1c is over 6.5, then you have diabetes. Good luck. . Read more...

Suffering from pcos but glucose tolerance test 100 mg n fasting sugar tests are normal still can I take metforminam I insulin resistant still?

Yes. Insulin resistance is the basic metabolic cause of pcos, and metformin is generally the best treatment for Insulin resistance and pcos. You want to emphasize diet, exercise and weight loss - plus metformin if indicated- so that you improve your weight and Insulin resistance before your blood sugar gets above normal. Read more...

I got a glucose tolerance test, now what?

Screen for diabetes. A normal test can help you feel better that you don't have diabetes. An abnormal test can fall into two buckets - either borderline or frankly diabetic. The cutoffs for "abnormal" are different depending on why you had the test. This is a good thing to speak to the ordering physician about. Read more...

What can the do in a glucose tolerance test?

Drink glucose soluti. You drink a glucose solution and then have blood samples taken at various intervals to be analyzed for glucose level. Read more...