Glucose Intolerance

glucose intolerance

Glucose IntoleranceGlucose intolerance is the same thing as pre-diabetes.  Healthcare providers test for these disorders of glucose tolerance by testing your blood after a sugar load, as well as after an 8 hour fast.  If the level of glucose in your blood is elevated but still below the number that would indicate diabetes, you have pre-diabetes.  In this range, you have some degree of insulin resistance, but you are unable to move glucose into cells very well.  You won’t have any noticeable symptoms such as blurred vision, tiredness, excessive hunger or thirst, or frequent trips to the bathroom.

You won’t need to take any control medicines for glucose if you have pre diabetes.  A few glucose intolerance symptoms may include a possible escalation into diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.  You may be able to get back to close to normal or normal glucose levels by exercising and losing weight. Take another glucose tolerance test every now and then if you have to.   If you follow a few simple pre diabetes routines, you may lower your risk for getting full blown diabetes by as much as fifty percent every year.

Glucose IntoleranceGlucophage is sometimes used to reduce this progression.  Exercise and weight reduction work the best, though.  If you have abnormal glucose homeostasis then get tested about every six to twelve months to be safe.  Any of these disorders need close watching.  Diabetes treatment can be started quickly if diabetes develops.  This problem of abnormal glucose tolerance is commoner than you may think.  If testing is undertaken it can catch abnormal tolerance at an early stage and be diagnosed.

Any abnormal readings may be taken care of as soon as possible.  In the typical person, glucose levels rise after eating because of sugar and carbohydrate consumption.  Insulin from your pancreas helps absorb then turn glucose into energy.  Your levels then return to normal if you don’t have pre-diabetes or diabetes.  These disorders of glycemia may include several kinds or a type of diabetes.  Someone with glucose intolerance cannot make or supply insulin to the blood, or too much or not enough.  Even after they’ve eaten something. Blood sugars stay high and this is not especially good for a body.

Glucose intolerance is our largest epidemic that exists, in America at least.  It affects around fifty-seven million of us.  We have three definitions you may not have heard of before and they all relate to diabetes — Diabetes melitus is a serious disease, while glycemia is the level or presence of glucose in your bloodstream, and human homeostasis is the body’s way of physiologically regulating itself in response to the outside environment and also weather conditions (like temperature).

Someone with the symptoms of glucose intolerance may get type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease.  This is why it’s important to take care of any of the symptoms right away.  We’ve put down a few ways you can tell if you may have glucose intolerance.  Visit the doctor if you have anything like this.  You can take a blood test and it’ll show you “what’s up” with these symptoms:

  • Do you feel thirsty all the time?
  • Are you resistant to insulin?
  • Do you need to go to the bathroom a lot?
  • Do you have rashes or dark patches on your skin?
  • Have you had a rapid weight gain or loss?
  • Do you get tingling in your limbs and it’s not ordinary pins and needles?
  • Do you get cramps in your muscles?
  • Are you hungry more often than you used to be?
  • Do you have blurred vision?
  • Do you get tired more easily?
  • Are you crabby or anxious, or both?
  • Do you get headaches?
  • Do you feel bloated a lot?
  • Can you focus?
  • Are you depressed?
  • Is your blood pressure on the rise?

If this glucose intolerance isn’t handled promptly, then there could be a good chance of you getting type 2 diabetes.  But with a glucose test and a plan you can begin to make positive changes. Of course, all of these symptoms could have some other, simpler, answer.  Type 2 diabetes symptoms are:

  • Itchiness “down there”
  • Lethargy
  • Blurry vision
  • Dryness or premature menopause in women
  • ED in men

Get any symptoms such as these diagnosed first, before worrying if they are pre-diabetic or diabetic symptoms.  The old axiom holds true — knowledge is power.  Power over your own health and body.  You are in control and just watch out for anything like we have talked about.  If in  doubt about any symptom, make an appointment with your doctor and schedule a diabetes glucose test.  Some symptoms may be taken care of right away and there will be no further need to worry.  In any case, an early diagnosis is the best kind.  Get your knowledge about glucose intolerance and get your power back.


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