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Question by  ashleygeek (11)

What is done to test for glucose intolerance?

My doctor said that we will be doing a glucose intolerance test in the near future.


Answer by  worker8636 (34)

The most common glucose tolerance test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). You cannot eat or drink anything after midnight before the test. For the test, you will be asked to drink a liquid containing a certain amount of glucose. Your blood will be taken before you do this.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Your doctor would be referring to a glucose tolerance test. It is done to see how the body metabolizes glucose. One must not eat for 12 hrs prior to the test. Then you are given a glucose solution to drink and will have blood drawn every 30-60 minutes for 3hrs.


Answer by  stressedone (166)

Glucose intolerence is tested by a 75 gtam oral glucose tolerence test. Two hours after consuming 75 grams of glucose the patient is tested nad results between 140 and 199 is consider posirive and the patient is diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerence but if over 200 then it is diabetes.


Answer by  chitraanilkumar (340)

You may be asked to drink a special sugar enhanced drink called Glucola, eat jelly beans, or a specific breakfast, candy bar, etc. Your blood will then be tested for the level of glucose.

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