Diagnosis of diabetes
The oral glucose tolerance test is used to diagnose diabetes mellitus. The first portion of the test involves drinking a special glucose solution. Blood is then taken several hours later to test for the level of glucose in the blood. Patients who have diabetes will have higher than normal levels of glucose in their blood.
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