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A 38-year-old member asked:

what do you suggest for eating before glucose screening test?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Nothing: In general this would be a fasting blood test. This is not clearly defined, but lab professionals tell me that you should go at least 8 hours with nothing to eat or drink except water, plain tea or coffee and your medicines. There is also a test called an A1c, or average blood sugar that can be done after eating. For more info on proven screening tests, consider the Prevention Checklist app.

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Tobacco can it show up in a urine test for insurance?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Yes: A metabolite of nicotine, cotinine, is often tested by insurance companies. Cotinine can be detected in urine or oral fluid for three days after last use, may be longer depending on the genetic make up of the individual.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

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Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services.
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Why does my doctor need to screen me for STDs during pregnancy?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
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Fetal infection: Screening is necessary because some of these infections can be transmitted to the fetus and can cause serious complications. At the same time, transmission can be prevented if treated early.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can one lower blood glucose levels when you have an addiction to sweet foods?

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Imposible: Sorry, you stay away from sugar.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do doctors check for irregular periods?

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Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and correct the condition. Tests can include blood work and ultrasound.

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