FAQ - Glucose Intolerance
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Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome and Glucose Intolerance?

Any pcos sufferers also have glucose intolerance, (pre-diabetes)? What medicine are you on for your glucose intolerance? Also, what birth control, (if any) are you taking? Do you see an endocrinologist?

I was dx'd PCOS last summer, and need help. (Besides seeing the appropriate doctor)

Any information would be appreciated, thank you.
I'm not ttc, I'm on birth control, depo provera for painful, debilitating, horrific, menstrual cramps.

I was diagnosed with PCOS and also pre-diabetes. You do not need medicine for pre-diabetes...just exercise and diet. No, my doctor did not send me to an endocrinologist.
Don't need birth control due to infertility.

EDIT: We need glucose for energy. When our blood glucose is higher than normal we will feel tired. Exercising helps to move the glucose out of the blood and into the muscles to give us energy. That is why exercise is very important for pre-diabetics. With proper exercise and diet, we have a 50% chance of not developing type 2 diabetes.  (+ info)

Acne and Glucose intolerance?

Is acne related to diabetes?
I have been reading stuff saying that carbs like rice and wheat plus the obvious sugars generate more toxins in the body as it cannot process all that glucose...I had acne since age 10 and today in my 20s I still have.
Could I have diabetes or something like that?

It could be related however apparently 25% of adults have acne past the age of 40 so... it could be gentics or your body too...

I actually found a facial oil that slows down your skins oil production, clears up pimples/ acne and dissolves black heads within 4-8 weeks I put all the info on my blog as it's quite detailed:


I also put a full article of how to extract blackheads and steam your skin.

Black heads are basically a hardened oil mixture that was secreted from your pores and oxidized (which makes the outside part black) and since water and oil don't mix, no water based product can "clean" your blackheads away, just try say putting certain foundations or makeups on the mirror and if you wipe it with water it smudges all over but put a little baby oil and wipe and tada! it comes off super clean AND dissolves it. So this is basically how this oil works. It's composition is such that the skin accepts it as a healing oil and it does not clog your skin but rather protects it while the plant extracts inside go down into the pores (this absorption is made possible by applying the toner to the skin before applying the oil and then applying the dabs of oil over your moistened face), it then penetrates into the pores.

I put where to the name of the oil and prices in stores versus on eBay as well as how to apply it on my blog:


Also you may want to Google Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu.

Take care and good luck!

Felisia  (+ info)

Glucose intolerance/self testing until Thursday?

I'm 27 weeks pregnant, but the fetus is growing at an abnormal weight. I had my routine glucose tolerance test last week, and will be going to my ob/gyn Thursday to review the results. However, I've been feeling "off" lately, & some of the symptoms has been similar to gestational diabetes. I bought a glucometer and have been checking my sugar for the past few days. I intend to give the results to my doctor, but wanted to get some opinions in the mean time.

I've suspected G.D., and have made lifestyle changes in anticipation, like eating a diet low in carbohydrates and exercising, yet the results are still high. Would I possibly require insulin?

6Oct 10:37 PM 153
6Oct 10:41 PM 142
6Oct 11:02 PM 152
6Oct 11:53 PM 132
7Oct 1:22 AM 132
7Oct 11:07 AM 114
7Oct 12:24 PM 145
7Oct 12:51PM 167
7Oct 1:11 PM 155
7Oct 5:30 PM 167
7Oct 5:45 PM 155
7Oct 6:26 PM 186
7Oct 7:44 PM 139
7Oct 10:56 PM 178
8Oct 11:17 AM 79
8Oct 12:07 PM 129
The majority of these are fasting blood sugars, or an hour to an hour and a half after a meal.

I apologize for not putting in that information, as I didn't have enough room to add the meals times.

Without knowing if your numbers were fasting or after meals it is impossible to know if they are too high. I had GD with my last baby. Here is what my limits were,
Fasting (first thing in the am before eating anything)
# had to be under 90
1 hour after meals # had to be under 120
I did have to take insulin the last 2 months of my pregnancy because my fasting # started running high. However, some doctors have different guidelines concerning #'s
Hope you don't have it but after I got the hang of the diet and checking my levels it wasnt so bad.  (+ info)

Diabetes vs. Glucose Intolerance question?

I was tested for diabetes after experiencing many of the early/mild symptoms (chronic yeast infections, frequent urination, slight numbness in feet, increased fatigue) but I was tested by a medical student, not a doctor, and I'm not sure she knew what she was doing. Because I've read that you are supposed to fast for 12 hours before being tested, and I didn't fast at all. At the time, I didn't know much about diabetes, so when she told me I didn't have it, I didn't even think to ask what my blood sugar level was exactly.

What I'm wondering is: Is it really necessary to fast before being tested? Should I be tested again? Or, could this just be pre-diabetes/glucose intolerance?

It seems that when I stop eating sugar for a few weeks, that the symptoms start to dissapear. My yeast infection didn't come back for the first time in years, and I stopped having to urinate every two seconds, and i didn't notice anything else unusual either.

Any answers/advice would really help
She didn't even ask me to fast. And when I asked her "Aren't you supposed to fast before taking a diabetes test?" She said, "well......kind of, but this will be fine."

You don't necessarily need to fast for a glucose test. It depends on what kind of test you're doing. Traditionally, the diagnostic test is a fasting blood sugar (you don't eat for 8 hrs before the test), but there are also post-prandial blood sugars (taken 2 hrs after you eat), random blood sugars, and oral glucose tolerance tests (this one is specifically if you're pregnant). Generally fasting blood sugars are taken in the morning before you eat breakfast (or have a coffee loaded with sugar), so if this was the case in your test, you would be ok, since I'm assuming you didn't eat in the middle of the night. As long as eight hours have passed, you're fine.

As for the other issues, even if you don't have diabetes, it sounds like your quality of life improves dramatically when you cut sugar out of your diet. Maybe you should think about making a lifestyle change for your benefit regardless of the diagnosis. It's never to late to get healthy!

Diabetes Type II is a progressive disease, so you'll still want to know if you are at risk, or in the pre-diabetic stage. How you control the disease now will really affect how bad it is later, and how quickly it progresses. The next time you go see your doctor, ask him what he thinks. He can look up the results of the last test, or re-test you, if you think the conditions weren't accurate.

This is your health that you're talking about, so it's in your best interests to get this sorted out....but coming from a medical student, be nice, and try not to blame it all on her!  (+ info)

Pregnant, glucose intolerance???

So I'm 34 weeks along and the doctor said today that my sugar test levels weren't high enough to consider diabetes but where a little higher than they like. They called it glucose intolerance. What does this mean? I am scheduled to birth in a low risk birthing center...Does this mean I am no longer low risk? They say I just have to watch what I eat and up my exercise a bit.
This was my 3 hour test.
My doctor said it is not diabetes.

You and baby will be just fine. Unless your sugar levels rise to diabetic levels you should still be considered low risk, but that depends on your Dr. Stay away from sugar, don't eat many breads, pastas, or other starches as your body turns these into sugar quickly. Try to take 2 thirty minute walks a day. These things will help keep your glucose down.  (+ info)

Glucose intolerance Help ?

Hii im 15 years old female
im writing to ask if its a good idea to get a home testing kit
my mums thinks i might have glucose intolerance because when i drink high suger drinks like ribena i get bloated and feel sick so i changed my drink to a no added suger one and feel great after drinking i dont have to go through the day without drinking because i would feel sick if i did . Also with some foods do you think i should go and get a home testing thing from boots ?
Thank You for your help
Hi so ive changed my drink to a robinsons no added suger and find myself getting a drink every 5-10minutes and find myself peeing straight after i drink a mug full if i dont drink as much say if im out i pee every 2-4 hours and at night i get woken to go pee once is this a sign ??

also before hand i had ribena normal and i could'nt drink because i got bloated and felt sick ??

You could , but I take it your from Europe. Right !!! So go to a clinic and get tested. It's free. If you test at home , here are the numbers:
Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

Many normal people have fasting blood sugars in the mid and high 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) range.

Though most doctors will tell you any fasting blood sugar under 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) is "normal", there are several studies that suggest that testing with a fasting blood sugar in the mid 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L) range often predicts diabetes that is diagnosed a decade later.
Post-Meal Blood Sugar (Postprandial)
Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:

Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.

Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating.
Lets hope you are not Diabetic. Its a terrible disease.

Tin  (+ info)

Pre-Diabetes/Glucose Intolerance?

Okay so I have cystic fibrosis its a very uncommon ilness and it involves me to gain weight and stuff to keep my lungs healthy since I always get lung infections.

Now while I was at my 4monthly clinic appointment they did something called Glucose level or something where they took my blood, got me to drink orange stuff and waited 2 hours to do my blood again.

Now they say I have something like Glucose Intolerance where im higher then normal but not high enough to be diabetic. they want to give me a blood sugar monitor so I can see how my blood sugar is doing. Now I read you can reverse this most times if you change your diet and lose weight.

Now I am 15 years old and 105lbs and with my Cystic fibrosis I CAN'T! LOSE WEIGHT I need to drink sodas and junk food to keep my weight up.

Now I am in a bad situation. I cant change my diet and lose weight or my Cystic Fibrosis will be effected and I can't eat sugar and junk food or I will get full diabetes.

Can someone please help me? I am 15 years old with a disease that will make me die younger and now diabetes? I just hate my life right now. :(

Whoa down, hon!!! Yes, I had a couple of friends who had CF!! Life is rough without having diabetic threat added.

Know that GTT is not the best way to diagnose Glucose Intolerance or Insulin Resistance either one. That is by blood draw for HbA1c.

They would have had me standing in the middle of the room gagging up my tonails with that orangy junk.

I understand that you cannot afford to lose any weight, but sodas and some other junk foods like Twinkies are not the best foods for helping to maintain weight. You might just be an ideal candidate for taking a tad of insulin to cover that sugar you are inhaling!!

Insulin is the fat packer hormone of the body. It causes us to gain weight when it is being properly used by the bod. Too much causes weight gain, and that doesn't have to be much at all.

If you can drink stuff like milkshakes that would be much better for weight maintainance than sodas!

Do understand that Glucose Intolerance causes some of us to lose weight no matter what we inhale to stop it!!!

Read this site and see if you can get some useful stuff to discuss witht he doctor:
http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes  (+ info)

What is known about glucose intolerance in pregnancy, fasting only?

I am 33 weeks pregnant, (third pregnancy), recently diagnosed with a glucose intolerance. Basically my fasting results for the GT screening were high but the two hour and three hour are fine. I am managing diet the same way as someone with gestational diabetes. My levels have dropped although the average is still at the very high end of the recommended levels. (5.2/5.3) I have seen two different endocrinologists and they seem to conflict in treatment recommendations. One thinks I need to start insulin asap, the other thinks I can wait to see if levels increase. My midwives will have to transfer my care to an OBGYN, if I start insulin.

I am confused about the inconsistency and do not want to take insulin unnecessarily. There do not appear to be any concerns regarding the growth or development of the baby at this time. I can find lots of information on GD but not very much on glucose intolerance. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Briefly, pregnancy does induce glucose intolerance. Significance varies widely.  (+ info)

Is there any such thing as an intolerance to glucose syrup?

I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance 3 years ago. Although wheat glucose syrup is deemed gluten free, I find that consuming it causes the same symptoms as consuming gluten-containing products. Why is this so? Could it be a separate intolerance to glucose?

I do believe there are tiny traces of gluten in glucose syrup, however my intolerance wouldn't be severe enough to cause a reaction from them alone. Ie accidentally eating a breadcrumb doesn't cause any harm.

It would be great if you could provide a reference :) thanks so much for your help!

The theory that processing wheat can produce a gluten free product is obviously impossible. You just fell down the hole left for a lot of celiacs and other gluten intolerants.

Similarly whisky is supposed to be gluten free, but any celiac will tell you they still get effects just like those they get from gluten if they drink even one tot.

In normal digestive systems (eg. not celiacs and other gluten intolerants), gluten is broken down in 2 stages, the intermediate stage (the final one in those who don't digest it properly) is gluteomorphin. It's possible the processing has a similar effect, so it could be deemed "gluten free" but still contain this intermediate product - which may be causing your symptoms. This is a guess.

Any highly refined product (like glucose syrup) can cause adverse reactions, possibly because the body was designed to deal with whole foods. I've noticed this quite often, though I've never seen any documented evidence about it. It's pretty much a "given" amongst whole food freaks, though.  (+ info)

HELP! lactose intolerance and blood glucose test! URGENT?

okay so i was scheduled for both the tests (lactose intolerance and blood glucose test) on the same day.
they gave me a paper saying i should fast 12-14 hours prior to the tests.

i had a night class and i got off really late so i ate pretty late the night before the tests. i only fasted for about 7 hours prior to both the tests.

on the day of my test, they first took my urine.. then took a few blood samples. Next, they made me drink the lactate and took my blood every couple minutes.

It was very painful being injected in the same nerves over and over again.
Now my question is that i didnt fast for the amount of time they told me to. will that affect my result in any way? i am not too keen on taking the tests again because its very painful.

p.s: I'm still a teenager so please be kind :)

It's possible that by not following the guidelines in preparation for the procedure that it could affect the results....especially that you only fasted for half of the period of time that was suggested. It would have almost been better for you to be upfront about that BEFORE the procedure started. If you want to have accurate results, I suggest you talk to someone at the office where you had the testing done and be upfront about the fact that you didn't fast for the requested amount of time. In essence, it's better to be upfront about your health. The more you withhold from your physician or caregivers, the less they know about you and in turn they could treat you for something that you DON'T have. For example, if you withhold from them that you're allergic to penicillin because you think it's "not a big deal", and then you need an antibiotic in an emergency situation and they inject you with the stuff.....you're screwed!! Not to be mean...just being upfront. Own up to your mistakes ESPECIALLY when they pertain to something so serious as your own personal health.  (+ info)

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