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Glucose tolerance test (oral and iv)

In addition to the collection of capillary blood , oral glucose tolerance test and iv can provide accurate information regarding the operation and trends in carbohydrate metabolism of the patient.
Oral glucose tolerance test measured following ingestion of a carbohydrate metablismul substantial amounts of glucose. ( Pulvis, 75-100 g of glucose dissolved in 300 ml of water , concentration of 25 % , to be drunk within 5 minutes) .
The body will quickly absorb dose , triggering increased plasma levels of glucose and its peak 30 minutes – 1 hour of ingestion.
The pancreas will respond by releasing insulin to bring blood sugar levels to normal within 2-3 hours after ingestion . Read the rest of this entry »


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