Originally Posted by noname12345
I've been dealing with weight gain and PCOS for years now and my doctor finally ordered a 3-hour glucose tolerance test. My results are in and my insulin and glucose levels were way out of whack - I don't know the numbers though. My doctor is referring me to an endocrinologist and said that she will go over the numbers with me. He mentioned the scary D-word (Diabetes) and that's all I have in my brain right now. Can Diabetes be diagnosed by just the one test? Is there something else that needs to be done to test for it? I'm very nervous and scared.
First...if you do have diabetes, it isn't the end of the world. Especially since it sounds like it's Type 2, which is controllable by YOU! A GTT would not measure insulin levels, just blood sugar. If he measured your insulin levels, he must have done other tests. Your endocriologist will most likely put you on a strict diet and an exercise plan (and my favorite to mention, that everyone SHOULD have their doctor do, is send you to a dietician that specializes in diabetes...they can teach you SO much!) I don't know what your numbers are but depending on them he may put you on oral medication and with diet and exercise, it's possible to maybe get off them. To answer your question, yes, diabtetes is diagnosed through that one glucose tol. test. There are a lot of us fellow diabetics on here and a great deal of people who have a lot of wisdom and expertise! It's been a great support for me...so keep this site book marked! It's great. Good luck and please keep us posted.