Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I took a glucose tolerance test today, and as a result spent the day riding the blood-sugar rollercoaster from hell. A glucose tolerance test (GTT, for those in the know) involves drinking 75 grams of sugar in one go in the form of a delectable 10 0z of "orange flavor glucose tolerance beverage." Hummingbirds love the stuff, I'm sure; me not so much. It didn't help that the promised orange flavor was in fact a bizarre hybrid of grapefruit and ass. And that they took 6 tubes of blood at the beginning. And another one two hours later.
Nothing terribly exciting to report--no convulsions, no fainting--just a profound feeling of fatigue, some nausea, and a headache.
All this in an attempt to figure out what's going on. More poking and prodding Friday. And then: answers. I hope.

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