A cornstarch load test is used to measure the changes in your child’s blood sugar level after eating uncooked cornstarch. Cornstarch is a starch which is slowly digested to release glucose. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about cornstarch load tests and what to expect when your child has one.
What happens before the test?
What does the test involve?
Are there any risks?
What happens afterwards?
- becomes generally unwell
- refuses to eat or drink
- starts to vomit
- is unduly sleepy or difficult to wake
How long will it take to get the results?
Please note this is a generic GOSH information sheet. If you have specific questions about how this relates to your child, please ask your doctor. Please note this information may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals.