glucose intolerance

The HBT Sleuth hydrogen monitor is excellent way of testing for gestational diabetes or glucose intolerance of pregnancy. Glucose intolerance testing should be given to most pregnant women around 28 weeks of gestation. This hydrogen breath test is a very safe, non invasive way of checking for glucose intolerance. Physicians should be concerned about the effects of a bolus of glucose to a baby who has not been used to receiving it in large quantities. This glucose intolerance breath test takes one hour to perform. The patient will drink a special sugar enhanced drink called Glucola and then be tested for glucose intolerance. The readings for the glucose intolerance breath test should not be higher than 140 ppm (parts per million). If the reading is higher than 140 ppm, the patient has glucose intolerance. Hydrogen testing for the glucose intolerance breath test should be preformed on anyone who has a family history of diabetes.