Monitoring breath during oral glucose tolerance tests.

  title={Monitoring breath during oral glucose tolerance tests.},
  author={Silvia Ghimenti and Sara Tabucchi and Tommaso Lomonaco and Fabio Di Francesco and Roger Fuoco and Massimo Onor and Santiago Lenzi and Maria Giovanna Trivella},
  journal={Journal of breath research},
  volume={7 1},
The evolution of breath composition during oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs) was analysed by thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry in 16 subjects and correlated to blood glucose levels. The glucose tolerance tests classified five of the subjects as diabetics, eight as affected by impaired glucose tolerance and three as normoglycaemic. Acetone levels were generally higher in diabetics (average concentration values: diabetics, 300 ± 40 ppbv; impaired glucose tolerance, 350… CONTINUE READING