| | Not sure what to make of Glucose Tolerance Test results...
I recently got my results back from a Blood Test/Glucose Tolerance Test, and have found myself pretty confused about how to react to them, so I thought I'd like to see if anyone was familiar with a situation like this...
Fasting Glucose: 89
Glucose 1 hour after "cider": 137
Glucose 2 hours after "cider": 99
Fasting Insulin: 5.28
Insulin after 1 hour: 63.24
Insulin after 2 hours: 102.40
HOMA-IR: 1.16 (Normal = 1.6 or less)
"Test for insulin secretion delay"/"Ratio of insulin secreted in second half": 2.42H (Normal= Less than 1.5)
FT3: 2.07 (Normal range of 2.30 - 4.00)
FT4 at 0.87 (Normal range of 0.90 - 1.70)
-Have not menstruated naturally since stopping Birth Control in October of 2010. (Always had irregular periods, but never not menstruated for such a long time.)
-Sensitivity to refined carbs and sugar when not balanced with fat/protein (irritability/loss of clarity)
-Loss of Libido
-Water retention upon consumption of refined carbohydrates or sodium
Other potentially relevant details:
-Have been "underweight" for my height (5'6") for the past 3 years or so, but have never fallen below around 103 pounds.
Dealt with disordered eating/exercise habits for quite a while.
-Chronic stress and sleeping problems for the past 2 years.
-No family history of diabetes or anything other than high blood pressure (I have always had healthy blood pressure)
-Eat very balanced diet low on refined carbs and exercise regularly (walking/hiking).
As I do not see any obvious problems in my current lifestyle, aside from being underweight, stress, and sleeping trouble, I am just not sure where the problem is coming from.
If anyone has any sort of idea what might be going on, and what would be a good approach to dealing with it, I would be incredibly thankful for any sort of feedback or response!
Thank you for reading! Best wishes.
Last edited by raishi; 02-29-2012 at 01:54 PM.