Beth had her glucose tolerance test today. We won’t get the actual results till next week, but I think we can figure that one out.
It was supposed to be a 4 hour test. They take a blood sample, and then give you 75 grams of a glucose solution, which is sickeningly sweet. Then the blood is drawn every hour for 4 hours. In the meantime, she was testing her blood every half hour, with the meter she uses.
Keep in mind a fasting blood sugar should not be over 100 in a normal person. And in a normal person, the sugar level should never get higher than 140. Well, her high at 1-1/2 hours was 231. Her low point got interesting. They drew blood at 3 hours, and then at about 3-1/2 hours, she took it again. She was starting to feel really light headed and strange. Well, her sugar level had crashed to 54.
I went to the desk and told them, and the receptionist jumped up and said she was going to tell the doctor. She came back with a handful of chocolate candy and said he wanted her to eat that. He also stopped the test 1/2 hour short, so we could get her sugar level back up to keep her from passing out.
The doctor came out and told us when her sugar level came up some, to go to McDonald’s and get something really fatty. She told him he would now be her favorite doctor. He kind of giggled like a girl. This is Dr. Charlie Chang.
The chocolate only brought it up to 57. She tried to stand up and couldn’t. So I told her to take a glucose tablet. That brought it up to 73 in about 10 minutes, which is low but acceptable. We went to Chick-fil-A.
We’ll go back to see him when the test results are in, but I think I can guess what they will be.
She normally goes to a Bible study on Thursday night, run by a friend from work. But tonight she is just feeling too wiped out to go.
In the meantime, we have 2 new baby kittens. Buddie had her kitties today.