Glucose tolerance test
- 11-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Glucose tolerance test
My doctor said I might be insulin resistant after looking at my lipid panel. He suggested maybe taking a glucose tolerance test. Anyway, I decided to try one at home using 75g of glucose and a home glucose meter. Here are the results
.5 hours 162
1 hour 129
2 hours 90
3 hours 66
4 hours 105
5 hours 90
that 66 seems low but might be from the cheap home monitor. Does these results look ok to you? Seems ok to me.
- 11-18-2009, 08:44 AM
I would examine your adrenals and hypothyroid as this is extremely common in this condition. Reason is I had it my self in the past. I would examine your nutrient content via FIA testing and also nutrient testing which I do with all of our patients. Correcting nutrient and lifestyle imbalance detoxing the body tends to resolve >60% of the symptoms.I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
- 11-18-2009, 10:18 AM
Thanks. I was actually thinking reactive hypo when I saw that 66. I've done a thyroid panel as all my symptoms seem to point in that direction. However, my numbers were good enough that no doctor would treat it.
ft4. 1.0 (.8-1.8)
ft3. 335 (can't remember range. 335 was right in the middle though)
should I test for antibodies? Can you have normal for others and still have abnormal antibodies?
What do I test for adrenals?
What can I do to support thyroid since it is nearly impossible to get a doctor to treat it?
11-18-2009, 10:20 AM
11-21-2009, 09:41 PM
3djedi, a few endos suspect thyroid issues if their patients' TSH is over 2.0. Your FT4 looks a little lowish.
Here's a link on thyroid anti-bodies: http://www.labtestsonline.org/unders...dies/test.html
To help assess adrenals, here are some tests:
24 urine aldosterone
24 urine cortisol
ACTH Stimulation Test (measures before and after cortisol in relation to ACTH injection)
Looking at sodium and chloride levels can also help give some insight, as aldosterone (produced by adrenals) helps manage sodium level.
Symptom-wise, are you intolerant to both heat and cold? Do you sometimes feel shaky like blood-sugar is low, but when you test it, it isn't? Feel tired most of the time, but seem to have a little more energy late at night? Have low LDL cholesterol?
Saying yes to one or more of these symptoms might mean you have adrenal issues.
11-22-2009, 08:06 PM
11-23-2009, 04:33 PM
The doc called my fasting insulin levels were in the normal range
12-01-2009, 10:38 PM
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