Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Taking certain medicines, such as corticosteroids, diuretics, seizure medicines, birth control pills, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and some medicines used to treat high blood pressure.
- Recent surgery, illnesses, and infectious diseases.
- Weight loss through dieting.
- Long periods of bed rest (such as from a hospitalization or illness).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 5, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology