Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Glucose tolerance test

Synonym(s): oral glucose tolerance, intravenous glucose tolerance

Contributor(s): David Bruyette

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • There is always a risk of life-threatening hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia, developing on glucose challenge in animals with insulinoma.
  • Sudden rises in plasma glucose stimulate massive insulin secretion.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Feldhahn J R et al(1999) The effect of interday variation and a short term stressor on insulin sensitivity in clinically normal cats. J Fel Med Surg 1(4), 233-240.
  • Martin G J W et al(1999) Food intake and blood glucose in normal and diabetic cats fed ad libitum. J Fel Med Surg 1(4), 241-251.
  • Link K R J & Rand J S (1998) Reference values for glucose tolerance and glucose tolerance status in cats. JAVMA 213, 492-496.
  • Link K R J, Rand J S & Hendrikz J K (1997) Evaluation of a simplified intravenous glucose tolerance test and a reflective glucose meter for use in cats. Vet Rec 140, 253-256.
  • Sparkes A H, Adams D T, Cripps P J et al(1996) Inter and intraindividual variability in the reponse to intravenous glucose tolerance testing in cats. Am J Vet Res 57, 1294-1298.
  • Nelson R W, Himsel C A, Feldman E C & Bottoms G D (1990) Glucose tolerance and insulin response in normal weight and obese cats. Am J Vet Res 51, 1357-1362.

Other sources of information

  • Norton F (1985) The normal feline intravenous glucose tolerance test curve and concurrent insulin response curve. Proc 3rd Ann Med Forum, San Diego.


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