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Undertook GT test. Could you help me understand the results? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:recently I got GTT test
User:the reports shows positive
User:need your help to assess the risk
Doctor:May I know your fasting blood sugar and post prandial sugar if it was also performed?
Doctor:May I also know your age?
User:no, i was asked for GTT only
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:GTT or glucose tolerance test is done to understand your tolerance to increased glucose intake.
Doctor:A positive GTT suggests a prediabetic state; in the sense your body will not be able to tolerate added glucose intake. It is just sufficient to manage your blood sugar to keep you as non diabetic.
Doctor:However should you continue to take plenty of glucose, then there is a risk of you developing diabetes in future.
User:can i share the test results?
Doctor:In simple terms, a positive GTT is a warning sign that you need to take healthy low sugar diet. You do not currently have any medical risk though.
Doctor:With this knowledge, you can share the test results to me.
User:ok, i was very much worried
User:TEST NAME RESULT BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE RANGE --------- ------ -------------------------- Glucose Given : 75 Grams Fasting Plasma Glucose : 81 70 - 100 mg/dL Half Hour Plasma Glucose : 160 100 - 170 mg/dL 1st Hour Plasma Glucose : 176 90 - 160 mg/dL 2nd Hour Plasma Glucose : 150 75 - 140 md/dL 3rd Hour Plasma Glucose : 62 70 - 100 mg/dl Method : Hexokinase Note : Discordant blood glucose levels are observed in conditions related to defective absorption, insufficient dietary intake, inappropriate timings, endocrine disorders, hypoglycemic drug overdose, reactive hyperglycemia etc.
User:sorry, it's very clempsy
User:1st/2nd/3rd hour Plasma Glucose results were not in the desired range
Doctor:The results are indeed positive.
Doctor:In simple terms, your body will not be able to handle added sugar intake. Therefore should you wish to keep diabetes away, you need to restrict use of high sugar diet.
Doctor:Since the GTT is positive - the good news is that you do not have diabetes.
Doctor:The bad news is that you should still be taking a diet similar to diabetic patients.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:will diabetes have impact if we are planning to have children
Doctor:Yes, Diabetes affects chances of conceiving.
Doctor:Further, since diabetes is a familial problem there are chances of offspring developing diabetes.
User:ok, by avoiding added sugar intake i can avoid getting diabetes? is my uncderstanding correct
User:however none of my parents,siblings OR any one in our family have diabetes
Doctor:Yes, by avoiding sugar, taking a diabetic diet, by reducing your weight and by exercising, you can reduce the chances of developing diabetes.
User:Sure, i will take utmost precaution
Doctor:The chances of family members and offspring developing diabetes depend on the type of diabetes.
User:thanks a lot for detailed information
Doctor:Further, though diabetes can be transmitted from family, it's development entirely depend on individuals life style.
Doctor:Take the necessary precaution and you should be free from diabetes.
Doctor:I hope all your questions are answered.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:sure, thank you very much
User:no more questions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks and good day Doctor
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