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What is 3hour gtt?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Old diabetes check

"glucose tolerance test" is still used sometimes in the diagnosis of diabetes.
The patient fasts, drinks a sugar-laced beverage, and the blood glucose is drawn periodically over the next several hours; if it runs too high, diabetes is likely. Insulin levels may be drawn to see if it is deficient or if Insulin resistance is the problem. Today the 2 hour test is more common.

In brief: Old diabetes check

"glucose tolerance test" is still used sometimes in the diagnosis of diabetes.
The patient fasts, drinks a sugar-laced beverage, and the blood glucose is drawn periodically over the next several hours; if it runs too high, diabetes is likely. Insulin levels may be drawn to see if it is deficient or if Insulin resistance is the problem. Today the 2 hour test is more common.
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