From Monterey, California, USA:
I had a two hour OGGT test done. My results were 90 mg/dl [5.0 mmol/L] fasting and 104 mg/dl [5.8 mmol/L] after the 75 gram drink. I know my results are normal, but does drinking the glucose drink have the same effect as eating a 75 gram meal? Does the glucose drink tend to spike the blood sugar immediately and then cause a rapid drop? It seems like my blood sugar two hours after eating a 75 gram carbohydrate meal is higher than after the 75 gram glucose drink.
Drinking the carbohydrates tends to allow the glucose to rise faster than eating a solid meal bolus. Eating a solid bolus is more complex because the foodstuff often contains fiber or other food constituents that may slow the absorption of the food and the carbohydrate specifically.
Original posting 12 Aug 2006
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