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Should we request a fasting glucose test?
My 8 year old son has an abscess on his nipple - just to the side of it. He is on 2nd course of flucloxacillin. The wound is still not healed properly. My son is a bit overweight, but is always hungry. Do you think a fasting blood glucose would be sensible to rule out diabetes. He is not showing other signs, such as frequent urination or thirst, but is always hungry
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I would recommend a OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test). My glucose was normal on fasting but abnormal two hours after drinking glucose.  My fasting insulin was high and even higher two hours. (I would recommended insulin to be tested as well). In my case too much sugar in my diet lead to insulin resistance but hyperthyroidism caused impaired glucose tolerance.
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