FAQ - Glucose Intolerance
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so what should I expect at the glucose test?

I am scheduled to take my test mar 17th and would like to know what 2 expect. I will be 24 weeks isnt that a little early?
and I'm just wondering if I drank a soda the night or few hours before I go in would that give a false indication for glucose intolerance or gestational diabetes?

No but just try to drink alot of water instead....and expect to drink this nasty stuff..most ppl think it is nasty but hey you might like it..well anyways, then they make you sit out in the waiting room for about 45 mins. to an hour and they call you back and you'll get the results at your next appt. If they don't call you before then "no news is good news" . That's what the nurse told me. Good Luck! Don't worry.  (+ info)

Intolerance to glucose syrup?

My son is highly sensitive to dairy and soya, but also we found that foods containing glucose syrup upset his tummy badly, for example he can eat normal icing made with icing sugar and water fine, but fondant icing seriously upsets him and even makes him sick (not good at a wedding!!!). The dietician we have been seeing said some people can be sensitive to it and that he should avoid it totally, but I am just curious as I have never heard of it before. I thought any glucose related problems was always diabetes? I know frutose can upset some people but this is all types of glucose syrup. He is almost 3, and unfortunately this rules out all sweets!!! Has anyone else eperienced this or know anything about it?

It's not possible to have this type of problem with glucose - all food energy is converted to glucose, and glucose is essential for the cells in your body to survive. A person is unlikely to survive if they cannot absorb glucose in the intestines. Fondant icing also doesn't typically contain glucose - it is usually made with refined sugar, whcih is sucrose.

Syrups in foods are generally corn syrup, which may be mostly glucose if the syrup is not processed into high-fructose syrup, but more commonly, syrups in processed food are high-fructose corn syrup. If corn syrup is the culprit, your son may be reacting to constituents of the corn, fructose, or there could also be some other ingredient in syrup or icing that is causing the problem, but it's not glucose that's causing the problem.

You might consider seeing a different dietitian - it's a little scary that a dietitian would make this type of mistake, and it suggests they don't know what they are talking about. Like you mentioned, fructose is known to commonly cause digestive problems, so your instincts were correct.  (+ info)

Pre-Diabetes? My son is 13, has impaired glucose intolerance.?

Is there something he can take to boost his immune system so that the white blood cells discontinue attacking is islet cells.. or to SLOW the progression of the white blood cells that are attacking his islet cell? He has not had a BG over 200, but we are worried it is down the road and want to STOP it or delay it as long as possible.

Normal fasting blood glucose levels are below 100 mg/dL. People with pre-diabetes will have a fasting blood glucose level between 100-125. Diabetes occurs when a fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg/dl and above.Eat fewer calories. Exercise 30 minutes, 5 times a week. Adopt a low-fat diet. Loose 10 to 15 pounds. Here's a website that may be helpful with your question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-diabetes.I wish you and your son the best of luck and good health.  (+ info)

Glucose Intolerance? Wheat Intolerance?

My 9 year old daughter seems to be reacting to certain foods. Whenever she eats pasta she gets sick to her stomach, sometimes to the point of throwing up. She does not seem to get diarrhea, but she definitely has a tummy ache. She complains that her throat feels like she can't breath or she can't swallow (she gets a flemmy feeling in her throat that she can't cough up). We have tried giving her claritin and musinex (via Dr.'s suggestion) to loosen the flem. She also gets headaches often. I notice it more when she eats pasta, bread, ice cream, cake... My husbands friend mentioned he thought it might be glucose?? What do you think??

It could be. I am gluten-intolerant. I won't actually throw up but my stomach hurts and I can get headaches. I will also get a rash if I have had too much. Try taking her off gluten for a week or two and see if she gets better.  (+ info)

anyone here have a allerygy to sugar, an intolerance to it, glucose, surcose, hypoglycemia, or diabetes??

whats the symtoms and ways to be tested for each??

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Allergies are immune reactions to proteins, glycoproteins or haptons. It is not possible to be allergic to sugar. Sugar raises your blood glucose, so it is not possible to get hypoglycemia from it.

If you think you have an allergy make sure there aren't preservatives or additives in the brand you are using.

Your doctor's office would have to initiate a test for diabetes, which usually involves fasting for 8 hours before having your blood drawn.  (+ info)

what does a GTT test mean.. (like if you have high glucose intolerance)...?

God bless

The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) blood sugar.

Glucose is the sugar that the body uses for energy. Patients with untreated diabetes have high blood glucose levels. Glucose tolerance tests are one of the tools used to diagnose diabetes.

For more on glucose tolerance test and other diabetes related screening tests visit
The most common glucose tolerance test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). You can not 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, and again every 30 to 60 minutes after you drink the solution. The test takes up to 3 hours.

Blood glucose levels above normal limits at the times measured can be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes (high blood glucose during pregnancy). Insulin levels may also be measured. (Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas that moves glucose from the bloodstream into cells.)

The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IGTT) is not often used. In this test, glucose is injected into your vein for 3 minutes. Blood insulin levels are measured before the injection, and again at 1 and 3 minutes after the injection. This test may predict the development of type 1 diabetes in some patients.

Make sure you eat normally for several days before the test.

Do not eat or drink anything for 12 hours prior to the test. You can not eat during the test.

Ask your health care provider if you are using medications that can interfere with the test results.

Normal blood values for a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test used to check for type 2 diabetes:

Fasting: 60 to 100 mg/dL
1 hour: less than 200 mg/dL
2 hours: less than 140 mg/dL. Between 140-200 mg/dL is considered impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes. This group is at increased risk for developing diabetes. Greater than 200 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus
Normal blood values for a 50-gram oral glucose tolerance test used to screen for gestational diabetes:

1 hour: less than 140 mg/dL
Normal blood values for 100-gram oral glucose tolerance test used to screen for gestational diabetes:

Fasting: less than 95 mg/dL
1 hour: less than 180 mg/dL
2 hour: less than 155 mg/dL
3 hour: less than 140 mg/dL

Greater than normal levels of glucose may mean you have prediabetes IGT, diabetes or gestational diabetes.  (+ info)

Which glucose testing machine do you recommend?

I am helping my 22 year old daughter do some research on glucose testing machines. Today she was diagnosed with glucose intolerance (fasting glucose level 118). She is also waiting for the results from a blood test for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Her doctor is 99% sure the test will come back positive for PCOS based on other symptoms she is experiencing. My daughter needs to get a glucose testing machine. We know there are several on the market and we would like to know people's real experiences with different makes and models. Ease of use, portablility, and as less pain as possible are of particular interest to my daughter. If you are using a glucose testing machine we would welcome your opinions and any advice you can pass on. Thank you for serious answers on this serious subject.

You need to be aware of how very expensive the test strips are for the top market machines. I use the Target Easypro because the strips are only $21 for fifty, half of what the others cost. This makes me free to test more often and control my diabetes. Granted they don't have all the bells and whistles the other meters do. But the companies that give away all those fancy meters do it because they are trapping you into spending a ton of money on their meters, they are profiting big time on your disease.  (+ info)

What is low glucose intolerance?

I have been suffering from recurring vaginal infections and also PCOS. Is this all related?

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do you have any lactose and glucose free recipes?

my husband is on a new eating plan due to recently discovered intolerance's.
i'm getting a bit sick of meat and veg for dinner. any other ideas out there?

I have the same intolerance. We use Rice Dream which is rice milk and you can also use soy milk. we cook with it all the time.
Is his tolerance that sensitive? I can get by with some cheese and somethings that are made with milk just as long as i take it easy.
Kind of a hit and miss thing i guess, but defiantly can't drink it.

Tuna noodle casserole
egg noodles (al dente)
cream of muhroom soup or cream of chicken which ever
1 can of rice dream
1can of peas
1-2 cans of tuna drained
1 can of dried french onion (optional)
salt and pepper
mix all together and add more rice dream after you put it all in a pan to bake. just enough rice dream so it doesnt dry out.
Bake at 350 for like 30 min  (+ info)

How is energy related to glucose level in blood and glucose level in body cell?

I mean, when we feel tired? Is it due to lack of glucose in blood? Or, is it due to lack of glucose in body cells?

The whole idea is to get the glucose, that is in the blood, into the cells. In a type two diabetic, this doesn't happen as efficiently as it does in a normal person and not only does the glucose not get into the cell easily, it builds up in the blood causing harm. There are two ways to offset this (in a type two diabetic). One, get plenty of exercise... this burns off some of the fat that is clogging up the cell walls. Two, eat plenty of natural foods... especially bananas, apricots, and spinach with their potassium. Type twos are notoriously low on potassium which is a vital electrolyte that helps the cell wall "open" up to the action of our insulin whos job is to get the glucose into the cell.

The whole key to gaining back that energy is a healthy natural foods diet and plenty of daily activity. If you're overweight, this plan will naturally help reduce weight which will further improve the glucose absorption situation.  (+ info)

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