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The oral glucose tolerance test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which contains 50 g of glucose. The body absorbs this glucose rapidly, causing blood glucose levels to rise within 30 to 60 minutes. A blood sample will be taken from a vein in your arm about 60 minutes after drinking the solution. The blood test measures how the glucose solution was metabolized (processed by the body).
I am a type two diabetic. I check the blood glucose levels of my four year old son with my meter often. The levels have always been good. The other night however he ate a lot of his Halloween candy and I check his sugar a couple of hours after he had eaten it and his BG level was 159. This really worried me because his sugar levels had never been this high. I checked again in thirty minutes and it was 133. I checked it again in two hours and it was 106.
For a week I was checking blood sugar with the monitor when I first woke up and before I ate, and two hours after breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was also given a diet of things I can and cannot have. I'm allowed 3 snacks and B, L, & D. I can't eat more than 30 carbs per meal. And I have to keep a log of the food I eat and fax over my logs with my food eaten and the blood glucose levels. Sometimes the GD can be controlled with diet.
How important is it to get the glucose test done. I have appointment in the morning and cant be botherd to go.
YOu get to follow a lower carb diet plan and exercise more and you get to monitor your blood sugars several times a day. If that doesn't work you get put on insulin. Not good, but not as bad as it seems from the outside. I was diagnosed with diabetes at about 6 weeks pregnant and I started on insulin at about 3 1/2 months... Not fun, but definitely manageable.
I actually had the needle in my arm before anyone would check and verify that they didn't, in fact, need the blood. So, like I said, this office does not always have it together, and if suddenly on my third pregnancy I am getting different instructions than I have had at other offices before, and conflicting with what I can find on the net, I thought it a good idea to see who else out there has had this test on a normal diet and if the results were ok.
The first one gives some pros and cons to using it that are interesting -- apparently, it tests tissue glucose instead of blood glucose and can be inaccurate at times. Check out these two websites to find out more information about location of the device, how it is used and how it works: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/ofhc/news/DB/4149.asp http://www.diabetesuffolk.com/Managing%20Diabetes/The%2072%20hour%20glucose%20sensor%20monitor.
but its important to monitor your blood sugar levels (if you have it)... I have to check blood sugar levels 4 times a day, change my diet, and go to the doctor more- they also imcrease the frequency of ultrasounds but that wasnt new for me since they were monitoring my baby's growth from the beginning... hopefully you dont have it but if you do its manageable...
A Yale University diabetes educator's comments in the current issue of Countdown magazine about night blood glucose testing in children with juvenile (type 1) diabetes have sparked considerable debate. The article and Yale's response can be found at: http://www.jdrf.org/nighttesting We would welcome hearing from forum visitors who would like to share their own experiences with night testing. Please post your comments here in this forum. Thank you.
Hi girls, I had my 3h sugar test last week and got back my blood test result today... and appearntly my body is struggeling to break down the sugar and they think I could now be diabetic?? I didn't have this issue prior of pregnancy and I consider myself fit and healthy. I don't eat a whole lot of sweets (I dislike most sweets actually) etc etc.. I've always been small sized, used to run before I got pregnant - not regulary but still..
Also there are several self testing kits in the market to test your blood glucose. Monitor the blood glucose before and after a meal. Keep a record and discuss with your doctor. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
they still said no-now mind you this is 3 doctors later still-and i had to beg for the glucose test... well you know how thats going, lol.. any suggestions on how exactly i can get to see an endo? no one will see me without a referral and no one will refer me... (this is absolute insanity-and i have a child i have to take care of and need to get this straightened out so i can get back to work-ive been out for almost a year now! aargh!
"Can somebody explain to me why my morning(bbkfast) glucose levels fluctuate like they appear to be doing." You kept your glucose levels a secret. "Or are my sugar levels ok" You kept this a secret too. "I try to stay away from bad carbs, sugars and starches. I read labels very carefully to avoid pitfalls." That's an attaboy, gus. But are you also keeping a normal weight and doing moderate exercise daily? These help to lower your glucose level.
If you take insulin injections, it could be that the effect of insulin you took is waning. Your blood glucose will rise if you didn’t take enough to keep your insulin level up through the night. Some people claim that vinegar tablets taken before bedtime works to prevent DP. This much is known, Dawn Phenomenon varies from person to person and can even vary from time to time in each of us. I suggest you talk with your doctor to hear what professional has to say.
"I'm wondering how long before I start seeing lower glucose levels." That's too hard to answer. Metformin helps to lower your glucose by producing some insulin in the gut but it really depends on your lifestyle, your nutrition, your activity. Ignore one and you decrease the chance of Metformin helping you. I drafted this document the other day and you will be the first.
I guess it boils down to the fact that I'm worried my liver or pancreas might not be up to par due to my youthful partying. All other lab work is great. Blood Pressure 110/65. Iron levels are good. We suspect my dad has Hemochromatosis. In your opinion can I prevent Type 2 by my healthy lifestyle? Or at least delay it for many years? Also my HDL seems to be going up since I stopped high carbs and trans fats. Could it be lower because of genetics. My aunts is only 36. My moms is 41.
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE LOVELY. oh and i keep reading online that anything above 140 requires the 3 hr test. How come my midwives office said 130?
My husband has diabetes and I test myslef sometimes after I've eaten with his blood sugar monitor and my result are always high but then two hours later they are low, so it is fairly common to have high results with that first test and then be fine with the other one... not that long to go now and we can put all these worries behind us and have our little babies!!
my husband was 2yrs post liver transplant, that is the one reason why he is also now suffering from monitor blood sugar problem. my question now is about fluctition of his blood glucose, we have a kit monitoring it before and after meal, but there was time when we check it is high then after just a minute it drop down, we are really worried why is this happening? hoping that anyone could help!
THE BOSTON GLOBE March 14, 2008 A small Franklin company says it is developing a novel device that could potentially let diabetics continuously monitor their blood-sugar levels — without having to draw blood. Echo Therapeutics Inc. is expected to say today the device passed one of its first key tests, a pilot study with two dozen patients in the intensive-care unit at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
It is also always a good idea to let co-workers know that you have diabetes and what they can do if you should get into trouble with a sudden low. Regarding heavy work, I don't know how old your son is, how long he has had diabetes and if he has had any complications as a result of the diabetes. All of these factors would impact the answers to your questions and should be asked of his physician.
I am also having trouble with low blood sugar. My blood sugar goes from 44 to 255. I know normal is 80-120 . At the Diabetes clinic they said if mine dropped from 50-70 to take gluclose tabs, 8, but my body is reacting like a normal one. I take 4 at 44 which is life threatening low. I also notice that lately it's dropping after I eat which I don't understand. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/621786'>Blood sugar drops after eating</a>.
Eating even just a handful of almonds now (my go to snack when my sugar gets low) will spike my sugar to almost 200 and I work all day to get it back down to an acceptable level. When it finally goes down it ends up crashing into the 40s and 50s, sometimes causing me to pass out as it's so sudden when it does. I've never had this problem before and it's freaking me out a little bit because I have no one to help me while my husband is at work.
Go to new endocrinologist who says falling asleep is not thyroid but narcolepsy and does blood work and sends her on. Middle of October she has already missed 18 days of school. She cannot stay awake and is feeling worse. Her headache is every day now and is not going away. Back to pediatrician who says her headache is not as bad as she puts it and that sends her over the edge. She cried all day because he wouldn't believe her.
He/she sounds like a quack. It is important to monitor your blood sugar (glucose) on a regular basis to understand how well you are controlling your diabetes. Your above 300 mg/dl readings are high and getting real close to a dangerous level where diabetes complications start to set in. I'll get back to when to test your glucose further down in this thread.
When I went to the first rheumatoid dr he did more blood work and a urinalysis which showed protein and blood in my urine. He also said my blood work showed positive for vasculitis and he referred me to a nephrologist to have a kidney biopsy. The kidney dr said a biopsy wasn't warranted at the time because although the dip stick showed blood under the microscope he didn't see any. I then found a rheumatologist (2nd opinion for the vasculitis) in New Orleans and did the entire workup again.
5mg of Glipizide and have been for about four years. My doctor discourages blood glucose testings -- says that's only necessary if I were on insulin. However, I will occasionally check my blood sugar -- maybe once or twice a month or if I'm not feeling well. I checked it on Sunday and found it was running somewhat high. Just for the heck of it, I checked it when I went to bed and it was 336 around 10 p.m. I happened to wake up at 3 a.m.
Do you think I should push them for yet another ultrasound, or should I just monitor with blood testing. Based on what I told you, does this point to cirrhosis? Labs January 2012 E2 62 A1C 4.9 Glucose 95 Creatnine 1.0 Bilirubin 1.1 Albumin 4.9 ALT 36 AST 19 Hemoglobin 18.
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