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.
Most likely. If your GTT is positive , you have all likelyhood of having diabetes. Consult you doctor with the results of the tests.

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How long before my glucose tolerance test should I be drinking the glucose?

Depends. It depends. If you are having the initial 1 hour glucose challenge test performed at 24-28 weeks, you will have bloodwork drawn one hour after drinking the glucola. If you failed the 1 hour sugar test, a 3 hour sugar test would be performed and blood would be drawn before you drink the glucola and at 1, 2 and 3 hours later. Read more...

My glucose tolerance test results are: fasting: 100 mg/dl, 1hr: 148mg/dl, 2hr: 128 mg/dl. My hbc1a : 5.7. I am concerned....Am I prediabetes?

Probably not. The fasting glucose of 100 and hba1c of 5.7 are borderline high, the other tests are normal. Diabetes is defined by fasting glucose above 125 or post prandial glucose above 200, or hba1c above 6.5%. People with prediabetes will typically also have triglycerides above 150, HDL cholesterol under 50 in a female, hypertension, and obesity. Read more...

My glucose tolerance test results : fasting = 105; 1 hr. Post swallow = 188; 2 hr. Post = 158; 3 hr. Post = 55; 4 hr. Post = 57; a paradox? A1c = 5.4%

IFG & IGT. Hi. You meet criteria for pre-diabetes on the basis of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Your A1c is not yet abnormal, but you see how your glucose goes into the 50's a few hours after a challenge; that offsets the A1c, making it a less sensitive test for diabetes. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and talk with your doc about possible medications to prevent diabe. Read more...

I have pcos. My glucose tolerance test was perfect. My insulin level was so low it couldn't be found. I was told that's not good. Why is that bad?

It's not good. Or bad -- just a test that should have never been ordered since the test is meaningless in that situation and most labs can't do accurate Insulin levels to begin with. If you didn't have insulin, you would have lapsed into a coma from high glucose levels long ago. The diagnosis of pcos is not made by a GTT or Insulin levels. Read more...