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What are considered "normal" results for a glucose tolerance test?

I am having trouble getting in with my doctor to review my results, so I'm looking for some initial info to see if it is worth pursuing. I had a glucose tolerance test done because of some symptoms that I'm having. I realize that these results aren't indicative of diabetes because they dip, but they do seem low (though I'm no doctor). Test 1: 95 Test 2: 85 Test 3: 55 Any idea whether I should be trying to schedule with my doctor? I live in a rural area, so it takes quite a trip for me to visit with the doctor.
posted by denverco on Apr 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Getting More MPG (Miles Per Glucose)

Is there a way to make my brain more "fuel" efficient? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Oct 7, 2013 - 11 answers

A durable blood glucose meter to carry in my pocket?

What blood glucose meter can be reliably carried in a pocket, handle the wear of being jostled around, and avoid being activated when not actually in use? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on May 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Help! Why are my blood sugar levels rising as weight falls?

Help! Why are my blood sugar levels rising as weight falls? [more inside]
posted by mmorelli on Sep 22, 2012 - 37 answers

The cure for diabetes: McDonalds?

What is the possible explanation for a type 2 diabetic eating 237 grams of carbs in a meal and not seeing any significant spike in blood sugar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2012 - 9 answers

If not insulin, that what is the magic word?

Why can't brain cells collect glucose in a concentration from the blood or how do the cells break it down? [more inside]
posted by JujuB on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

What does a fasting blood glucose of 102 mean?

What does a fasting blood glucose of 102 mean? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Help understanding these blood sugar test results?

Help interpreting this oral glucose challenge blood sugar test? (To preface, I have an appointment with an endocrinologist; just looking for background.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Not a bodybuilder. Simply trying to understand how my body's built.

I'm neither an athlete nor obese, but am trying to lose 20 lbs while also building muscle, on a very low carb diet. My question is about depleted muscle glycogen stores while doing strength training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Diabeetus!

Should I be worried about a higher-than-normal fasting glucose level (117) on my last blood draw? And if so, what should do about it? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on May 11, 2010 - 13 answers

How do you cook with glucose?

Looking for recipes or ideas for cooking with glucose powder instead of sucrose or HFCS. [more inside]
posted by Ery on Apr 8, 2010 - 4 answers

How much does hydrochlorothiazide affect blood sugar?

YANMD. One of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide is high blood sugar. How much of an increase would be typical? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Best science-based resources to help me understand pre-diabetes?

Help me understand pre-diabetes. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Sep 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me understand this glucose tolerance test result

Can you help me interpret this glucose tolerance test result? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Nov 9, 2008 - 15 answers

blood glucose data meaningful? pancreas or thyroid?

My husband was recently diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance. I suspect hyperparathyroidism. I think that his blood glucose does not correlate with the amount of carbohydrate that he eats. My stats knowledge is rusty. What can I do with my Excel spreadsheet to tease any meaning out of this data? [more inside]
posted by egk on Feb 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Tips or tricks for lowering fasting morning glucose levels without resorting to insulin?

Tips or tricks for lowering fasting morning glucose levels without resorting to insulin? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on May 15, 2006 - 10 answers

Glucose/thyroid/fatigue connection?

I am wondering if there are any resources that can draw a connection of any kind between low blood sugar and poor thyroid function, and thus fatigue? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Why is carbohydrate muscle-sparing?

What is the mechanism that triggers the breakdown of lean muscle mass for energy? [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Oct 18, 2005 - 3 answers

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