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Glucose intolerance?

I am needing advice on what direction to go with my Dr. I have considered finding someone new but am not sure if I'm over reacting. Up until the past few years I have been relatively healthy, very seldom even getting a cold. I know I am getting older (44) but am not satisfied with that being the reason alone. About 2 years ago I became extremely ill. My whole upper abdomen swelled, ran a 104 degree temp for almost 2 wks, lethargic, sudden 15 lb weight loss...this all lasted about 2 months. I had numerous tests run, one test would then lead to another. The final result was inconclusive. What I did know was that my liver, pancreas, and spleen were swollen. Dr. final word was that possible I had pancreatitis due to a gallstone that passed...no stones were seen! I got better, regained weight, but have never felt completely okay. Dr. has sent me twice in the past yr or so for blood work revealing glucose intolerance. Neither time was an official fasting glucose test, although I do recall..
only having coffee. He's only advice "watch your sugar intake" no more info has been given to me. I feel run down constantly, have quickly dropped 15 lbs without diet change and can't regain it. I wear glasses but am experiencing uneven, inconsistent blurry vision. 2 uti in past year...unusual for me, frequent infections...inner ear, sinus, minor stuff but more than normal. I don't fit the norm profile...no family history, causation 44 yr old female, normal blood pressure, normal weight if not slightly under(not counting now), off and on thirst and urination frequency...baffled. In addition to this stuff I have experience great amts of stress in the past year and being treated for it...but I wonder if my health is being overlooked because it is being blamed on stress...suggestions, advice, guidance?? I hate to no trust my Dr but I just don't feel right. Have eye appt on Monday...can he help at all with this? What do I tell him?
Sorry so long winded...just frustrated.
he has done 2 blood tests...but not even an accurate fasting one. I can't remember the # but he said I was glucose intolerant...which could lead to diabetes.

The best advise is to check your fasting blood sugar. Its a simple test which will tell you whether you are diabetic or not.

If you are not satisfied with your doctor change it and see some endocronologist or a diabetolodist these people are special skills in treating the people with impared glucose tolerance also called borderline diabetes.

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How many times does a person have to eat a day and when?I have glucose intolerance,next is the real diabetes.?

I,m 57 female and of course 50#over weight,I want to prevent the type 2 if I can. Thank You

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Is glucose intolerance and insulin resistance the same thing?

Basicly YES. If the insulin can't open up the pathway for the glucose to get into the muscle, there is no way either will work properly.

Saw a website the other day that had a good video on this. Cannot find it now tho. I thought it was on D-Life.  (+ info)

What kinds of food should you and shouldn't you eat if you have glucose intolerance?

Basically, treating glucose intolerance is a multi pronged approach:

Weight reduction, if overweight.
Reduction in total intake of fat, and intake of saturated fat.
Increasing intake of dietary fibre.
Increasing physical activity.

If you are taking blood pressure meds in the form of beta blockers, these may be affecting you too.

To increase your fiber intake: the RDA is 25 grams
go for cereals that have a min of 5 gms, the more the better
high fiber whole grain bread
brown rice instead of white rice
whole grain wheat or whole grain spelt spagetti

Read labels, there is so much variation between products.

Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies a day.
High fiber fruits are apples and pears.

No fast food, ever! No McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, Carls Jr, Etc. These places load their food with unhealty fats. Watch the movie: Supersize me!

Exercise by walking at least 30 minutes a day. You will be amazed at the changes this little bit will bring.

Good luck!  (+ info)

What is glucose intolerance? what are its symptoms? Does diabetes mean the same? Can I avoid after diagnosed?

I am having increasing waistline (35), blood pressure (130 - 140), high triglycerides(450), high cholestrol(268) and digestion disorder (more gas generation with any food intake). Are these symptoms of glucose intolerance or diabetes ? I am only 28yrs old. What is the causes ? Can I be able to minimize these by workouts to reduce my waist ? Please help me...

Impaired glucose tolerance or metabollic syndrome is not diabetes but can be a hallmark for someone on the path to developing this condition. There are five conditions that would lead a physician to believe that you have this condition. One need only have three of the five for the diagnosis. Triple digit fasting blood sugars (100mg/dl or above); your waist circumference would be a qualifier if you are a woman, however the best measure is hip to waist ratio. Your elevated blood pressure, high triglycerides may indicate the IGT as well. Since your trigs were higher than 300 it would be hard for you to determine your HDL but my guess is that it is low.

A workout regimen that builds lean muscle mass (lifting as opposed to cardio) would be most beneficial. Work your core muscle groups, because they are larger they will help by a)burning more fuel (triglycerides) b) increase your body's ability to get rid of harmful cholesterol sub-fractions (VLDL, LDL-3) by increasing HDL.

Control your refined sugar intake--hard this time of year. Complex carbs, fat, protein in proper measure will help you stave off developing full-blown diabetes.  (+ info)

Is glucose intolerance a sympton of diabetes?

I had a glucose tolerance test checking for hypoglycemia. A nurse practiciotner told me I have glucose intorlerance. She then asked, "You get sick only when you eat sugar, right?" I explained I get sick if I don't eat a meal. She would not offer any more suggestions.

Yes, it could be an indicator of diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Definitely follow-up.  (+ info)

What is the diff. between glucose intolerance and diabetes ?

My Doc never explains much - he say's - you don't have diabetes

Basically it is a pre diabetic state see web site below for more information  (+ info)

Is glucose intolerance the same as diabetes?

Glucose intolerence is not diabetes , but some who show glucose intolerence may be future diadetics.Prolonged hunger or prolonged parenteral feeding can cause glucose intolerence which is corrected after normal food intake is begun.  (+ info)

anyone try any herbs or vitamins for diabetes/glucose intolerance?

instead of taking rx'ed medication? please let me know, thanks!!

There is a natural supplement called Glucose Regulation Complex. It promotes efficient glucose utilization, aids normal glucose transport into cells and normal responsiveness of cells to insulin, and keeps blood-sugar levels steady, which may help control cravings.

Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.  (+ info)

What is glucose intolerance?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and last month I took the gulcose test that showed that I was borderline diabetic, so friday my doc made me take the 3 hour glucose test. I went to my doctor's appt. today and said that the glucose test was normal but that I am glucose intolerant? What does that mean? Do I have gestetional diabetes or not? If you could please help.

It means impaired glucose tolerance test (IGT) and you need to be kept on watch and do glucometer blood sugar monitoring regularly. No need for treatment, just observation and regular ANC's and ultrasonograms for the size of the baby.  (+ info)

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