Glucose (GLUE-cose) is a type of sugar. If your child has signs of insulin dependent diabetes or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), a glucose tolerance test is done. This test shows how well the body digests and changes sugar for immediate use or how well it stores sugar.
Picture 1: Taking a blood sample
Sometimes a child will be sent to infusion clinic to have this test done. There, an IV will be placed to have blood drawn.
Your doctor will decide how long the test will last.
If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or nurse.
For directions, you may refer to the ChildLab Laboratory Service Center map, call 1-800-934-6575 or log onto www.ChildLab.com.
Glucose Tolerance Test (PDF)
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