From California, USA:
If someone has some form of glucose intolerance, would you expect to see an increase in diabetic symptoms (increased thirst, urination, etc.) during an illness such as a cold or the flu?
Very often, patients with impaired glucose tolerance are without symptoms. The reason for that is that blood sugars have to get over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] to cause glucose to spill in the urine. Patients with impaired glucose tolerance can have lower blood sugars than this and still be glucose intolerant. There is always the possibility that if you are known to have glucose intolerance, you can progress to frank diabetes. This can also come out during period of illness. If you are experiencing frequent urination, extreme thirst, blurring of vision, or weight loss, you need to contact your physician and have a blood sugar test performed.
Original posting 6 Nov 2006
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.