I had a glucose tolerance test and became very sleepy. Does this indicate diabeties or hypoglocemia?

The latter. Very likely the latter as hypoglycemia post high sugar load is common, particularly in those individuals who tend to secrete an excessive amount of Insulin during the test.

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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...

Recently bloodwork for fasting insulin. How is this different that a glucose tolerance test or a fasting glucose test?

Different tests. Insulin & glucose are 2 different ways to measure diabetes. Insulin is produced by pancreas to keep sugars under control. We measure glucose to see how well sugars are controlled. Think of glucose as speedometer & Insulin as tachometer (hgba1c is avg trip speed - ask a car nut if this doesn't make sense). Glucose tolerance test requires drinking sugar whereas other 2 tests don't. Read more...

What is a glucose tolerance test?

A check for diabetes. The GTT is a way for us to see who is at highest risk of diabetes. It is recommended that everyone be screened during their pregnancy, usually around 24-28 weeks. We will give you a bottle of a very sugary drink. You have five minutes to drink it all! Then a hour later we do a blood test to see how you metabolized the sugar. If you are high risk you may need further testing or treatment. Read more...

Do I need a glucose tolerance test?

Yes. You actually need a glucose challenge test (gct) in pregnancy, which is a 1 hour screening test for gestational diabetes. If your screening test is abnormal then you need the glucose tolerance test (gtt), which is typically a 3 hour test. It is very important that all women are screened for gestational diabetes in their pregnancies. Read more...

How do I do a glucose tolerance test?

GTT at home. Glucose tolerance testing is done less frequently now a days. You can do your own home version geta home glucose testing kit. Do the 1st blood glucose after an overnight fast, have a very hearty breakfast and do a bl glucose 1 hour and 2 hrs after the breakfast. Your fasting bl glucose should be below 200 if above 200 you do not need to do the test, you have diabetes and the result will not cha. Read more...
2-hr OGTT. Patients are asked to fast 8-12 hours before the test. Some places can put in a little IV so that blood draws can come from it instead of repeated needles. The first sample or two of blood are about 15 min apart. Then you will get a very sweet drink. Blood will be drawn 30, 60, 120 min (sometimes more frequently) afterward for glucose to see how yor body responds to the sugar drink. Read more...