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Glucose Tolerence Test Results

I just had a glucose tolerence test a few days ago for diabetes. My glucose level before the test began was 95 which is good. My glocose level was above 200 at the one hour point but at the end of the test, the two hour point, my glocose level was down to 127. The Physician's Assistance told me I had Type 2 Diabetes because my glucose level rose above 200 during the test although it came back down to 127 at the end which is in the nondiabetic range. The PA want's me to start taking pills for diabetes. I'm not overweight, exercise regularly and in good health otherwise & feel if I do have diabetes, I can control it just by diet. I actually feel at worst, I am more in the potentially diabetic group & can control it by diet alone. What do you think?
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replied August 30th, 2013
Hi,

I do not know what other risks your doctor has seen during the test, but, to my opinion, it seems everything normal.

Keep in mind that within the first hour, it is normal for the blood sugar to raise (even up to 200 as in your case). Within the second hour, your blood glucose went back to normal again, which is fine.

Therefore, you can discuss with your doctor to "re-examine" your case and diagnosis.

Next, if the "real" diagnosis is diabetes, then, within the first 3 months, lifestyle and diet changes are recommended. At the end of this time, the health condition of the patient is revised to decide if to go for pills or not.

You can discuss this kind of therapy with your doctor too reminding the latest updates on diabetes management.

Hope it helped!


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