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Diabetes

Can a glucose tolerance test give invalid results?

I had gestational diabetes and at my 9 week postpartum 2 hr tolerance test I got 86 fasting, 185 at one hour and 225 at two hours. They refurred me to an endo. I have begun testing my sugars again and they are all within normal range even after eating McDonalds, sugary foods, etc. They run from 85-120. I was having my period during the time the test was done, as well as dieting (no carb loading three days before), and the test wasn’t done until 2:30 pm after only 8 hours of fasting. Could any of these factors have effected the test results? If not, do I have diabetes even though all my readings are within normal range? What should I do? Thanks!

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    Dear, Fasting and post prandial blood sugar levels are done after 8-10 hours of fasting. Carbohydrate restricted diet do improve blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is generally curable. The blood sugar levels will improve steadily without diet control. Take care.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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