What Do Your Results Mean

You add the first four glucose readings (at fasting, thirty-minute, one-hour and two-hour intervals) of your GTT together. This is called your glucose-tolerance sum. If the total (in mg%) is below 500, you are normal. If the total (in mg%) is above 800, you are considered diabetic. The gray area, between 500 and 800 mg%, is called impaired glucose tolerance, and nearly half of the significantly obese fall into that area. The closer your total approaches the 800 mg% mark, the more probable it is that you will eventually be classified as a true Type II diabetic. But there is still some good news for you: Even if you are well into the diabetic range and are heavy, normalizing your weight by permanently controlling your carbohydrate intake can get you within-and keep you in-the normal range for life.

Clearly these lab results could show you whether you have diabetes, but more likely they will show whether you're on the road toward it. If you have a pre-diabetic finding and especially a weight problem, you have an urgent reason to follow a controlled carb eating plan-in other words, to do Atkins-with diligence.

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